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. More…
From the show:
Soho Playhouse presents the award-winning and internationally acclaimed JEWISH CHRONICLES, written and performed by Daniel Cainer. Based on true-life stories, it is a musical and lyrical journey like no other, weaving an irresistible tapestry of family legend and musical folklore.
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 charming.
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.
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!
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.
See it if your ancestors, or you are close to persons whose ancestors, emigrated from Eastern Europe to West before WWII, want experience their lives
Don't see it if you are not interested in the Jewish immigration to West experience, or Jewish music or language, or prefer plays/musicals to solo cabaret
See it if you'd like original ballads & jokes, w/ love, at expense of insider's migrant family (from eastern Europe to U.K. in early 20th century).
Don't see it if you dislike original music, comic skits, audience participation & aren't Jewish or interested in Jewish laws or culture.
Also 1 hour 40 minutes of pure fun.
See it if you enjoy cabaret-style family histories, musing on humanity and where people come from. I left the theater humming.
Don't see it if you're looking for insights into Judaism itself; these are Jewish stories because they're about Jews. Some NSFW content done lovingly.
See it if You have an affinity for Jewish things - songs, lyrics, people, stories, circumstances
Don't see it if You are put off by Yiddish or Jewish stuff
See it if You enjoy a one man keyboard playing storyteller who recounts tales of his family and community warts and all
Don't see it if You are uncomfortable in a crowded bar venue. You don’t care about bleak but true stories of life
See it if You enjoy an intimate musical performance by someone who is a master at transforming his life into art. Truly charming and impressive.
Don't see it if If you don't like intimate solo musical performances by truly talented, insightful and emotionally open artists.
See it if You like small-budget, one-man musicals. Daniel Cainer is a great storyteller.
Don't see it if You like big musicals with show-stopping choreography and staging.
See it if A must see for anyone who is Jewish and that means most of NY! Original true stories from a London Jew that will make you laugh and cry! Go
Don't see it if Don’t go if you have the important job of watching paint dry at home or dying your hair otherwise go and enjoy! Daniel Crainer is epic!!
See it if If you haven't yet seen Daniel Cainer, a must see. Creative and with a great voice, he portrays his Jewish heritage with pathos & humor
Don't see it if If you have seen him and demand new material - just one new song in this show and minor changes in past songs and his wonderful patter.
See it if Pleasant old-fashioned Jewish cabaret act with a good dose of schmaltz. Some lyrics are not only amusing but inventive.
Don't see it if Very song heavy; might be a bit hard to enjoy if “not in theme”
See it if You are Jewish or know anyone who is. And if not, if you would just enjoy an evening of poignant, enjoyable yet at times light hearted music
Don't see it if You are looking for choreography, lights action and cameras or don't like a low key one personmusical revue