Cantor Shira Ginsburg masterfully weaves together a story of loss, survival, food and family with vibrancy, wit, and a more than a few tugs at the heartstrings. A one-act, one-woman musical, Bubby’s Kitchen explores the balance between the new and the old, responsibility and desire, and life and love.
This touching and tuneful production is directed by Schele Williams, with musical direction by Rick Bertone featuring music by Jonathan Comisar and lyrics by Shira Ginsburg and Jonathan Comisar.
Bubby’s Kitchen is the true story of one young woman’s struggle to live up to her grandparents’ incredible legacy. The New York struggle of one cantor/aspiring Broadway star/granddaughter of a Holocaust survivor cuts straight to both the heart and the funny bone. Shira Ginsburg shares songs and stories from her journey in this one-woman show, depicting her ties to her family’s past, her financially unstable present (including odd jobs like selling Ginsu knives) and her aspirations for a musical future.