THE PLAY“An upbeat, uplifting show […] The Dora Wasserman Yiddish Theatre has broken new ground” – Pat Donnelly, The Montreal Gazette
“A prescription for your heart. No wonder there was a standing ovation.” – Linda Zlatin, The Suburban
“This fantastic big stage production really rocks!” – The Rover
Journey of a Rock Star Rabbi
Book by Daniel S. Wise
Lyrics by David Schechter
Music and additional lyrics by Shlomo Carlebach
Directed by Bryna Wasserman and Rachelle Glait
“A joyous, leaping roar” “an unabashedly celebratory show” - The New York Times
“Exhilarating, riveting, hilarious!” – Wall Street Journal
A DORA WASSERMAN YIDDISH THEATRE PRODUCTIONBryna Wasserman
Presented in Yiddish with English and French Supertitles.
SYNOPSISSoul Doctor is an uplifting new musical about the life and music of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach and his friendship with the high-priestess of soul, Nina Simone.
Beginning with his childhood escape from Nazi Germany, the show follows Carlebach's surprising journey as he becomes a rabbinical prodigy who leads a religious revival movement, discovers gospel and soul music through his friendship with Simone, and has a meteoric rise as a “Rock Star Rabbi.” In the '60s he performed with the likes of Bob Dylan, Jefferson Airplane and the Grateful Dead. Stardom, however, had a price and Carlebach had to make peace with his family, faith and personal demons. Featuring over 30 of Shlomo’s timeless hits, Soul Doctor is an exhilarating musical journey through the triumphs and tribulations of a cultural phenomenon.
Go behind the scene!
SUNDAY @ THE SEGALSunday, June 8th at 11:00 a.m.
Guest: Sig Kal Shore, Jewish Music Educator
MONDAY NIGHT TALKBACKSMonday, June 16th and June 24th, after the 8:00 p.m. performance of Soul Doctor
A post-show opportunity to interact with the artists bringing our plays to life. Book your tickets to a Monday evening performance and share your thoughts with the cast and crew afterwards!
Call the Box Office for more information.
DON'T MISS SOUL DAUGHTER CONCERTSAVE 25% WITH YOUR SOUL DOCTOR TICKET ON THE NESHAMA CARLEBACH & JOSH NELSON CONCERT
Sunday, June 29 - 9:30pm
Call Box Office: 514.739.7944
With the generous support of Barbara & Don Seal.
Photos: Paul Ducharme