Strober, who has appeared in the Broadway company of Les Misérables and the world premiere of Frank Wildhorn's Dr. Zhivago at the Old Globe, created the autobiographical solo piece, which played an engagement at the Triad this past fall. In Spaghetti & Matzo Balls Strober asks, "How did a nice Jewish girl from upstate find herself singing at the infamous Italian restaurant Rao's, hosting the Ms. Italian American Pageant, being part of a Mob reality show on HBO and being the focus of a now famous shooting? Rena Strober takes you on an unbelievable journey where she has to choose between things like being set up by her Jewish Grandmother or being picked up in a limo to sing for Bill Clinton."
Strober's solo piece, penned with Dean Strober (Die Hard: The Puppet Musical), utilizes songs ranging from Italian pop opera to Billy Joel, Joni Mitchell, Yiddish favorites, Tom Waits, Broadway standards, as well as original music by Jeff Blumenkrantz and Brad Alexander.
Strober performs Spaghetti & Matzo Balls at 8 PM at the National Arts Club, located at 15 Gramercy Park South. The event is open to the public. For further information visit www.nationalartsclub.org.