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The Golden Bride

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Members say: Great singing, Delightful, Entertaining, Enchanting, Funny

About the show

National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene presents one of the most popular operettas of the Roaring Twenties about a beautiful young woman named Goldele. Presented in Yiddish with English and Russian supertitles. More…

Goldele was abandoned by her parents and raised by local innkeepers somewhere in the Russian Empire. After the town hears that the young lady has inherited her father’s fortune, she draws the attention of many would-be suitors. Goldele eventually finds her way to America, bringing various characters from her European shtetl with her, and sets about to find the man she will marry. After a successful run in 2015, Folksbiene brings back its revival for an encore run.


Member Reviews (102)

MEMBERS SAY:

Great singing, Delightful, Entertaining, Enchanting, Funny

81
Ambitious, Delightful, Entertaining, Romantic, Great singing

See it if You have an interest in Operetta, Theater History, or amazing singing

Don't see it if you hate subtitles

82
Entertaining, Romantic, Quirky, Historic style

See it if you like the period style of Yiddish theatre with charming performances

Don't see it if you want only edgy drama.

75
Great singing, Dated, Fluffy, Romantic, Overrated

See it if you love Yiddish theater, enjoy operettas and musicals, don't mind reading supertitles, enjoy a lush score played by a full band.

Don't see it if you don't like operettas, don't like reading supertitles, don't like shows in foreign languages, like modern or edgy staging of old works.

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86
Delightful, Historic, Great singing

See it if You appreciate the opportunity to see a historic show and get a sense of old-timey theater. Amazing singing, decent production values.

Don't see it if You don't like shows in a foreign language, don't like opera type singing. Try to sit near the back to avoid a cricked neck from supertitles

97
Clever, Enchanting, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny

See it if ...you enjoy singing, dancing, and speak or understand some Yiddish.

Don't see it if .....you don't like operettas.

94
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Refreshing, Great singing

See it if A joyous experience. The actor/singers were wonderful, energetic, exuberant. You were swept away in a nostalgic whirlwind.

Don't see it if Don't see if it you want to stay miserable, because this show will make you happy.

90
Delightful, Fluffy, Quirky, Great singing

See it if you like operetta, gorgeous soprano singing, foreign languages, and getting a sense of how earlier generations were entertained.

Don't see it if you are hoping for a plot that makes sense and gets resolved or has any depth to it.

83
Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Original, Quirky

See it if You are interested in history and culture..

Don't see it if You don't like subtitled shows.

92
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great singing

See it if You love history presented in a most creative way. You love music!!!

Don't see it if You are a bore!!

89
Delightful, Profound, Enchanting, Intelligent, Great singing

See it if You don't mind that the show is not in English and you must read super titles. If you love nostalgia and old fashioned charm of the classics

Don't see it if You don't like shows that must be translated by super titles. You don't enjoy quirky, old fashioned pieces ala Gilbert and Sullivan.

90
Exquisite, Great acting, Must see, Profound, Refreshing

See it if you want an experience. Beautifully executed but worth seeing to be absorbed into 1920s NYC. Leaves you with a rare sense of national pride

Don't see it if you're not into supertitles -- the show is in Yiddish. Also don't expect a fresh new show; it's an antiquated story that is predictable.

95
Must see, Original, Romantic, Refreshing, Great singing

See it if You want to see a wonderful love story. A true to form Yiddish love story that will leave you in tears.

Don't see it if You're closed minded

85
Enchanting, Funny, Great singing

See it if you enjoy operettas, a beautiful score, Jewish culture, and a small, intimate venue.

Don't see it if you don't want to read subtitles. However, I took my mom and she said that she didn't need to read the subtitles to understand the show.

87
Delightful, Charming, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You want a fun and entertaining night out. The cast is engaging and fun and the singing is excellent. Loved relating to Jewish heritage.

Don't see it if You are impatient with the kind and earnest ushers.

87
Delightful, Enchanting, Funny, Cliched, Great singing

See it if You've never been to Yiddish theater. If you enjoy singing and farcical themes this is a delightful, whimsical show.

Don't see it if You are expecting it to be in English.

95
Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Original, Great singing

See it if You love musicals! The story was entertaining and fun. The music was beautiful! The cast was perfect! My twelve year old daughter, loved it.

Don't see it if If you do not like to read sub-titles while watching a show. It was not an issue for me or my daughter.

83
Entertaining, Delightful, Historically important, Fluffy, Great singing

See it if you're interested in a historically important period in NY theatre: the Yiddish theater. Great operetta soprano voices, too!

Don't see it if you don't speak Yiddish & aren't willing to read titles. Also, be prepared to be surrounded by Russian grandmas @matinees -they hum & chat.

100
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Wonderful

See it if you love musicals; great acting, singing, dancing; you are impressed by performers' talent to memorize lines & lyrics in another language

Don't see it if you don't like to smile; you don't understand English, Russian or Yiddish

79
Talented cast, Delightful, Dizzying, Dated, Great staging

See it if you enjoy a theatrical experience beyond the standard Bway fare, are a Yiddish theater enthusiast or of Jewish descent. (and their friends)

Don't see it if you have difficulty with reading subtitles and watching the action simultaneously.

89
Nostalgic, Delightful, Great singing

See it if You've ever wanted to see genuine Yiddish theater and want a delightful, lighthearted evening without dysfunctional drama or unhappy endings

Don't see it if You don't want to read subtitles while watching a musical, and the notion of a Yiddish operetta turns you off.

90
Entertaining, Delightful, Funny, Great acting, Great singing

See it if The acting and singing were great!!!!! Really enjoyed it.

Don't see it if The story was cute, but the singing and acting were great.

82
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Dated, Great singing

See it if You like old fashioned musicals/operettas like PIRATES OF PENZANCE. Beautiful voices.

Don't see it if You don't like somewhat old fashioned silly stories and reading subtitles.

78
Entertaining, Great staging, Romantic, Silly but fun, Great singing

See it if You like historical "poperettas" with a large cast, great singing and costumes and a superb orchestra.

Don't see it if You don't like historical romance musicals. The plot veers to the silly side at some points. It didn't bother us because it was fun- but fyi

75
Fluffy, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if you like Gilbert & Sullivan style operetta. This is a rarely done 1923 romantic comedy in Yiddish with supertitles.

Don't see it if don't want to follow supertitles, are looking for something contemporary and fresh. if you don't care for Gilbert & Sulluvan style operetta.

93
Delightful, Enchanting

See it if You like Yiddish tradition. It is enjoyable.

Don't see it if Yiddishkeit doesn't appeal to you.


July 29th, 2016
"A summer treat to please audiences who love light theatrical nostalgia presented sincerely and sumptuously...This schmaltz is just an excuse for wonderful comedic shtick and lovely lilting songs performed spectacularly in Yiddish by a 20-member cast...To hear these numbers given the full-blown t...
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July 13th, 2016
"This re-revival is even more splendid and joyful than the one I saw first...One great joy of this production is the exuberant 14-piece orchestra under the jubilant baton of Zalmen Mlotek, filling the theater with endless melodies that has 2016 audiences dancing in their seats. Equally enthrallin...
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July 10th, 2016
"Under the insightful tutelage of Bryna Wasserman and Motl Didner the company performs with just the right degree of excess energy to establish the stylized, dated nature of the material without ever lapsing into parody. The pacing and enthusiasm never lag; despite the obvious theatrics, we becom...
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July 15th, 2016
"With a luscious, eclectic score and a deliriously frivolous libretto, it provides a time capsule of the popular Yiddish musical entertainment of its day...A lavish production with 20 actors, an orchestra of 14, attractive sets, colorful costumes, evocative choreography and skillful direction tha...
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