Heart of a Lion Productions/La Princesa Productions
Fish out of water, Jozef Rothstein, enters the shark infested waters of Tinseltown with the hopes of landing a career on the silver screen. But does this aspiring actor turned waiter have what it takes to rise above the in and out crowd of the deli scene to make his Hollywood dreams come true?
$22 / 170 minutes
As the Matzo Ball Turns ~ The Musical is based on a book by Jozef Rothstein (www.asthematzoballturns.com). The tagline for the book is “An aspiring actors ten year encounter with hit men, celebrities, and old Jewish ladies. Emmy Winner and Former Editor of Rolling Stone Magazine, Robert Wallace, called the book “Day of the Locust with a side order of noodle kugel.” He went on to say, “It is a gonzo ten-year journey–in turns side-splittingly funny and heart wrenchingly sad–into the dark heart of the entertainment and restaurant business, seen through the jaundiced eyes of an aspiring actor turned waiter. This memoir will be chicken soup for the soul for anyone, anywhere, who has ever asked the eternal question, “Lord, how long must I wait?” The live show opened in Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania in January 2017 after four years of pre-production and has been a labor of love. The show has moved to three different cities seeking the right talent for this unique and wildly entertaining dramedy. Recently, the Original Cast CD has been released to the public and the production team is aiming for a New York City run after performing in the 2017 Philly Fringe Festival. We hope to see you at the show!!!