Steve Solomon to Bring 'CANNOLI, LATKES & GUILT!' to Coral Springs Center for the Arts, 2/5-16
Florida's own Steve Solomon will bring his newest show, Cannoli, Latkes & Guilt! The Therapy Continues... to the Coral Springs Center for the Arts from February 5th through February 16th. This latest production will once again showcase Solomon's impressive comedic talent, his inimitable story-telling ability, and his funny and clever facility with words, accents, and sounds. The show contains a lot of new material, as well as the very best of Solomon's previous work. His shows include My Mother's Italian, My Father's Jewish & I'm in Therapy, My Mother's Italian, My Father's Jewish & I'm STILL in Therapy and his holiday show, My Mother's Italian, and Steve's Holiday Show (and his personal favorite) My Mother's .... & I'm Home For the Holidays.
Steve Solomon's humor is universal, and universally loved. Enhanced by his talent for impersonation and his mastery of different dialects - he does approximately 20 different characters and voices in his shows - his stories about his mixed heritage Italian/Jewish family resonate with everyone, no matter what their ethnicity, and have delighted and entertained audiences for over 3200 performances. Solomon's recent appearances at the Lyric Theatre in Stuart, and at the Kravis Center had audiences in stitches.
And as Solomon will tell you himself - he's politically incorrect:
"Of course I am! My entire family is politically incorrect; and that's what helps make the shows so funny. The very fact that we can go out to the theatre and spend an evening laughing at ourselves-and the antics of others - without fear of repercussion helps make this the great country it is!"
He will also tell you his shows are full of stereotypes:
"Yep," he says, in answer to his 'politically correct' critics "That was my life; stereotypical Italian and Jewish aunts who spent the entire day in house dresses stirring sauces and soup. Maybe they were stereotypes, but they were - they are - my family, and I'm only describing what I know... and love!
"In fact," he continues, "Not once, in the 11 years my plays have been touring, have I ever received a complaint from a patron about how offended they were - indeed it's usually the opposite. I get dozens of e-mails and letters thanking me for the show and saying, '....that was my uncle....' Or, 'you nailed my Mom....'" "...I think we grew up in the same house..."
Steve Solomon epitomizes the word 'multifaceted'. He is an accomplished pianist, composer, and lyricist; a member of MENSA, a painter and cartoonist (all his show logos are his own creations); a teacher - he has two Master's degrees and an SDA and ABD degree in education and taught physics in Long Island, New York (where he eventually became Assistant to the Superintendent of Schools); and according to his wife he can fix anything except, according to Solomon, the way certain seniors drive in South Florida!
Tickets for Cannoli, Latkes & Guilt! The Therapy Continues... are on sale now, and can be purchased by calling the Coral Springs Center for the Arts at 954-344-5990 or on line at www.coralspringscenterforthearts.com.