There's no doubt Hanukkah gets short thrift when stacked up against Christmas or Thanksgiving. Sure, it offers eight days rather than just one, but other than "The Dreidel Song," it simply doesn’t boast the hits that its Christian counterpart can claim — “Silent Night,” “White Christmas,” “The First Noel,” and all the other sacred songs. So leave it to Sarge to give the Festival of Light the respect it deserves, courtesy of his irreverent and uproarious production The Chanukah Chutzpah Tour... Kiss My Mezuzah
. As the title implies, it’s not your usual holiday pageant, but thanks to Sarge’s triple-threat abilities — as a comedian, singer, and pianist — it promises to delivery more entertainment than repeated reruns of It's a Wonderful Life
, A Christmas Carol
, and A Charlie Brown Christmas
combined. Likewise, his spot-on imitations of Sammy Davis Jr., Harry Connick Jr., and Frank Sinatra offer all the nostalgia needed. Three years on, the tour is a Florida favorite. Then again, Sarge is a native son; born in Miami Beach, he overcame a troubled childhood and bouts of addiction to became a successful entertainer, author, and inspirational speaker. Who better, then, to give Hanukkah the respect it deserves? Sarge's “The Chanukah Chutzpah Tour. . ."Kiss My Mezuzah" is presented by Singer Productions & Entertainment and will be performed this Thursday and Friday at 8 p.m. at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center (3385 NE 188th St., Aventura). Tickets cost $39.50 and $44.50. Visit aventuracenter.org
or call 877-311-7469.