"The most-fun musical of the season. The sounds of traditional Jewish klezmer music make a joyful noise, a breath of fresh rhythm on the stage. . .under the swinging baton of Zalmen Mlotek."
-Jack Kroll - NEWSWEEK MAGAZINE about "Shlemiel the First"
"Rarely has the drama of the exodus of the Jews from Eastern Europe been given so entertaining and vibrant a treatment as in The Golden Land. Zalmen Mlotek is responsible for the musical direction, and he also conducts the Golden Land Orchestra, which is the backbone of the production, This highly talented musician deserves at least three cheers. His work is both fresh and true to its Yiddish sources."
-Eleanor Lester - THE NEW YORK POST about "The Golden Land"
"...the emphasis is on the wonderful, tuneful, toe-tapping songs performed by a talented, energetic cast of ten and musically directed by Zalmen Mlotek ... our rating, A+!"
-Tom Jacobs - THE NEW YORK DAILY NEWS about "On Second Avenue"
"...a humdinger of a hum-along ... a practically self-translating effusion of song and dance ... an orchestra equipped to play anything ... a musical mitzvah!"
-Richard Shepard - THE NEW YORK TIMES about "Those Were The Days"