Joshua Reuben (Shimon Shpiler/Lockshen)

Joshua Reuben is performing in this production as Shimon (stage name Lokshen), one half of the vaudeville duo in the ghetto. Previously, he acted in the most recent Kadimah-produced play ‘Sholem Aleichem: Not Dead Yet’ (2016) as The Jew and Elyahu HaNovi. In his high school days, he performed in a slew of musicals and plays including ‘All Shook Up’ (2013) as Chad, and as Oberon in ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ (2013) at Bentleigh Secondary College, and through the Victorian Youth Theatre. He is currently studying a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Melbourne majoring in history and linguistics. Josh has been a member of the Mir Kumen On Yiddish choir for the past three years, with which he has sung at Jewish aged care facilities, In One Voice festivals, and community events.