Daniel Cainer: Jewish Chronicles
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Daniel Cainer: Jewish Chronicles
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Daniel Cainer: Jewish Chronicles NYC Reviews and Tickets

83%
(62 Reviews)
Positive
92%
Mixed
8%
Negative
0%
Members say
Entertaining, Clever, Funny, Delightful, Intelligent

About the Show

Daniel Cainer's solo collection of unique stories-in-song features tales of feuding tailors, a Jewess who joins a 1950s Christian cult, a cocaine addicted rabbi, and many more.

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764 Reviews | 212 Followers
81
Refreshing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you'd like to hear every sung word of this part-genealogical, part-autobiographical presentation delivered with honesty, humor and visuals.

Don't see it if you do not like one-person shows with one theme or you are not interested in learning about Jewish heritage.

703 Reviews | 213 Followers
85
Quirky, Moving, Funny, Warm, Delightful

See it if Wonderful Jewish storytelling w/music & slides. Daniel plays and sings about past generations of his family. I laughed & cried.

Don't see it if You don't like solo cabaret shows. It's very Jewish, with an audience of old folks. Daniel's voice is unpolished, but delightful. Read more

741 Reviews | 121 Followers
78
Concert, Educational, Clever, Amusing, Entertaining

See it if Judaism interests you. Daniel Cainer writes clever and heartfelt song lyrics about his family and their history. He also teaches Yiddish.

Don't see it if you are expecting a play. There are lots of characters and interesting themes but no plot. To fully enjoy the show you have to clap & sing!

567 Reviews | 147 Followers
78
Absorbing, Entertaining, Clever

See it if Return of 4th gen orthodox Brit Jewish cabaret extolling fam tree, travels and a bad rabbi on his "Yamalka(Yamaha)."In Loft w/ some Yiddish.

Don't see it if "Shofar/Bong/Purim/Schmear/Naomi was an ordinary Jewess; by looking at her, you wouldn't have to guess/There are no Jews in Recklinghausen" Read more

563 Reviews | 195 Followers
77
Slow, Quirky, Great singing, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if You want a song cycle of family stories & the Jewish immigrant experience. You like solo shows in intimate settings. You want humor & heart.

Don't see it if You want a traditional musical w/a storyline. You want a new Daniel Cainer show: this is Gefilte Fish & Chips + 1 new song. You want shorter Read more

463 Reviews | 128 Followers
90
Very original, Intelligent, Funny, Entertaining, Resonant

See it if You are Jewish + enjoy nostalgic stories about the history and culture of Eastern European Jews. You are not Jewish but enjoy the above.

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy solo shows. You have no interest in Jewish culture or history. But I suggest see it anyway you might learn something !

435 Reviews | 61 Followers
70
Cliched, Overrated, Funny, Slow, Clever

See it if You’re really into the British Jewish story. The audience loved it, I found it tiresome. Too much oy veh-ing!

Don't see it if You aren’t Jewish.

414 Reviews | 69 Followers
81
Resonant, Thought-provoking, Funny, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if you "get" Jewish culture and want a charming new perspective. This isn't "Fiddler on the Roof". These characters are real imperfect people

Don't see it if you don't understand Woody Allen movies.

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