"...like a 'Rocky and Bullwinkle' cartoon - there's a lot for the kids and a second level of humor for the adults."
-Pauline Dubkin Yearwood,
Chicago Jewish News
"Abrahamson's hip sensibility and penchant for puns ("out in the desert where the shvitz hits the fan") make for 80 minutes of fast-paced wholesome—and astonishingly educational—fun."
-Mary Shen Barnidge
Windy City Times
"As a Gentile woman, I found HANNUKATZ THE MUSICAL to be a delightful Hebrew lesson. The program even lists words so you too can ‘Talk Like A Jew.’ After seeing “Fiddler on the Roof” a couple weeks ago, it was nice to experience the jocular side of God’s Chosen People. For Jewish families, this is a holiday tradition waiting to happen. It finally gives Jewish kids an icon to get behind. In a battle between a gigantic, energetic cat verses an overweight old guy, a disabled reindeer and a creature with a heart condition, the victor seems obvious!
- Katy Walsh,
The Fourth Walsh
It just so happens they are doing a show on Christmas Day and serving Chinese food after the show. So for those who have nothing to do and don't want to hang out at Walgreens (one of the few places open on Christmas), head to the National Pastime Theater for a few chuckles and grins.
Sally Jo Osborne
Chicago Stage Style
“You’ll enjoy the show no matter what holidays you celebrate.”
WGN News Chicago