Conceived and adapted by Robert Brustein, the work features lyrics by Arnold Weinstein and is composed, adapted and orchestrated by Hankus Netsky, with arrangements, additional music and music direction by Zalmen Mlotek.
Shlemiel takes place in Chelm, a village of fools. Half sad-sack clown, half accidental messiah, Shlemiel's charm is in his childlike innocence, and the charm of this musical is in its playfulness and unapologetic, unalloyed delight. The cast will also include Bob Ader, Jeff Brooks, Jesse Means, David Skeist, Darryl Winslow, and Kristine Zbornik.
The production will feature sets by Robert Israel, lighting by Jennifer Tipton, and costumes by Catherine Zuber.
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