Jewish musical icons come together in documentary
Portraits of two beloved icons—Sholom Aleichem and Theodore Bikel—are woven together in the enchanting new documentary, “Theodore Bikel: In the Shoes of Sholom Aleichem.” The two men had much in common: wit, wisdom and talent, all shot through with deep humanity and Yiddishkeit.
Completed before Bikel’s death, this documentary is Theodore Bikel’s personal story as told by Alan Alda. Starting out in the 1950s, Bikel created some of the bestselling Jewish folk music in history.
He was also known for his theatrical and screen credentials, which include Tevye in “Fiddler on the Roof,” Captain Von Trapp in the Broadway production of “The Sound of Music,” and the Hungarian dialect expert in “My Fair Lady.”
Theodore Bikel: In the Shoes of Sholom Aleichem
Saturday, 7 p.m.
Jewish Cultural Center
5461 N. Terrace Rd.
(423) 493- 0270