Soul Doctor

Circle in the Square Theatre

Previews Began: July 17, 2013

Opening Night: August 15, 2013

Closing Night: October 13, 2013

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Music: Shlomo Carlebach

Lyrics: David Schechter

Book: Daniel S. Wise

Soul Doctor tells the fascinating story of the beloved yet controversial father of popular Jewish music, Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach. A modern-day troubadour, Shlomo ignited the spirit of millions around the world with his soul-stirring melodies, transformative storytelling and boundless love. After his childhood escape from Nazi Germany, the young Rabbi formed an unlikely friendship with legendary jazz singer Nina Simone, who introduced him to soul and gospel music. Fusing his roots with his new found inspiration, Shlomo created a revolutionary musical sound, writing songs that became instant standards.

Musical Numbers

Act One

Return Again……………………………………………….Nina
Brothers and Friends………..Shlomo, Holy Beggars
Good Shabbos…………….Moisheleh, Young Shlomo
Once in a Garden……….Moisheleh, Young Shlomo,
                                       Vienna Beggars
I Will Sing Your Song……………………Young Shlomo
Keep the Fire Burning……..Father, Young Shlomo,
                                            Young Eli Chaim,
                                            Yeshiva Boys
Torah Song……………………..Father, Young Shlomo,
                                       Young Eli Chaim, Shlomo,
                                          Eli Chaim, Yeshiva Boys
Shlomo’s Dream………..Moisheleh, Vienna Beggars
Arise!………………………………..Eli Chaim, Chassidim
Let Our Joy Be the Spark………………………….Rebbe
Rosh Hashanah……………..Rock Shlomo, Eli Chaim,
                           Band Leader, Columbia Students
I Put a Spell on You…………………………………….Nina
You Know How I Feel…………………………………Nina
Ki Va Moed……………………………………Nina, Shlomo
Ein K’Elokeinu……………………………………….Ira, Joel
He’s Just a Child…………………………………….Shlomo
Ki Va Moed (Reprise)……..Nina, Shlomo, Minister,
                                          Sinner, Churchgoers
Show Me the Way…………………………………..Shlomo
Elijah Rock………………………………….Blind Guitarist
Where Am I to Turn?……………………Ruth, Shlomo,
                                                          Holy Beggars
Somebody Is Lonely………….Shlomo, Holy Beggars
Ode Yishama………………..Shlomo, Backup Singers

Act Two

Shlomo Medley……………………..Shlomo, Eli Chaim,
                                                  Young Jewish Fans
Sinnerman……Nina, Shlomo, Eli Chaim, Ensemble
Where Am I to Turn? (Reprise)…………………..Ruth,
                                                            Holy Beggars
I’m Always With You……………………..Nina, Shlomo
Sing Shalom……….Shlomo, Ruth, The Holy Hippie,
                              Holy Beggars
We’ll Build a House………….Shlomo, Holy Beggars
Song of Shabbos…Shlomo, Ruth, The Holy Hippie,
                             Dr. Joel, Holy Beggars
Family Legacy…………………………….Shlomo, Father
The Sun Is Sinking Fast……………..Mother, Father,
                                                        Holy Beggars
Lord Get Me High……………..Ruth, Timothy Leary,
                                              Holy Beggars
I Tried to Guide Them……………………………Shlomo
Yerushalyim……………Shlomo, Ruth, Holy Beggars
Adam Was Alone……………………………Holy Beggars
I Was a Sparrow…………………………………………Ruth
Return Again (Reprise)…………Nina, Holy Beggars
Am Yisrael Chai……………….Shlomo, Holy Beggars