Fiddler on the Roof Meets O Brother Where Art Thou

An award-winning one man show celebrating the Jewish Immigrant experience in America thru songs, stories, poetry, lore and humor, with Wisconsin’s favorite Troubadour: Lil' Rev Performing on guitar, harmonica, mandolin and ukulele, Lil' Rev will delight you with his heartwarming songs of love, work, struggle and social justice sung in English, Yiddish and Hebrew.

Set List:

  • Artza Alinu / Eyes on Prize
  • Bulbes
  • Yiddish Blues
  • Jewish Train Conductors
  • George Burns Wristwatch Story
  • Something From Nothing
  • Walk Right In (Yiddish Version)
  • Tzena Tzena
  • Un Az Der Rebbe Zingt
  • They Kept it Hidden (poem)
  • Hava Nagila / Simple Gifts (Jews N Banjos)
  • Peddlers Blues
  • Wandering Jews Niggun
  • Blues Skies (Banjo Version)
  • Jewish Cowboys


Lil’ Rev is a real find. His presentation is stimulating, nostalgic, entertaining, and full of interesting material. His enthusiasm for the subject matter is downright contagious. Lil’ Rev is a credit to our Yiddish and Judaic heritage and he has left his mark on southern California.

— Ken Hailpern, Director, AJU at Brandeis Bardin Campus

Lil’ Rev enhanced and energized our Sunday morning Sukkot program with his musical talent and knowledge of Jewish Music. He enthusiastically demonstrated his gifts as a teacher of children, their parents and our teachers with his interactive, easygoing style.

— Ellen Polsky, Director of Education of Temple Emanuel, St. Louis, MO

To hear Lil Rev sing is to enter a timeless world of Jewish song. Lil Rev is the Jewish Pete Seeger!

— Rabbi Larry Milder

Lil Rev is amazing! He's entertaining, Jewish, engaging, educational and inspiring.

— Rabbi Berel Levertov, Chabad, Santa Fe

You left everyone with smiles and tears!
—Cantor Scott Simon, Temple Chai, Long Grove, IL


Approximately 90 minutes and can be followed by a Q & A or nosh.


Performed on guitar, mandolin, banjo, ukulele and harmonica.

Perfect for JCCs, temples, historical museums, theaters, cultural arts centers, performing arts centers, festivals and libraries. To bring Fiddler on the Roof Meets O Brother Where Art Thou to your venue, contact Marc Revensen at or 414-305-2328.