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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.