Willesden lane

The Pianist of Willesden Lane

Royal George Theatre (Chicago, IL)

Reviews & Ratings

545 ratings
4.8 average rating
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7 reviews
5 stars
attended May 19 2013

Intense, powerful performance was deeply moving. Mona Golabek is extremely talented; it's hard to imagine how she can stay composed while retelling her family's war story.

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7 reviews
15 stars
attended Apr 27 2013

It was outstanding.....we all adore every second.
My Mother however, was very unhappy as your "Listening Devices" we not operable so she missed most of the play. That was a terrrible disappointment.
That should NEVER happen in the theater.

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7 reviews
0 stars
attended Sep 01 2013

It was the best show we have seen in years. An hour and forty minutes went by in a heartbeat. Mona Golabek has talent both as a pianist, and as an actress. It was a heartwarming experience.

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7 reviews
2 stars
attended Jul 24 2013

Mona Golabek is (no news here) a first class pianist, who uses her music, her craft, her genius at the keyboard to convey her mother's story. Her mother's story is a story enmeshed in the Holocaust. We are witness to the strength of the human...continued

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7 reviews
6 stars
attended Jul 28 2013

The performance was excellent. Our seats were the last (topmost) row of the balcony of the theater. I would never have knowingly purchased such tickets. I would far prefer to pay a little more and know I can see the play than to be put in the...continued

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7 reviews
11 stars
attended Jun 15 2013

Wonderful! Outstanding acting and music. Moving story told through embedded photos and historic clips and classical, haunting piano pieces. Mona Golabek received a standing ovation. Highly recommend.

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6 reviews
12 stars
attended Jul 14 2013

amazingly moving, fabulous piano music, so glad that I went

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6 reviews
5 stars
attended Jun 13 2013

Outstanding show, both as beautifully rendered concert and as compelling, touching human story. Mona Golabek is a world treasure. She put a whole new face on the Holocaust story, one which must continue to be told to future generations. Her...continued

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6 reviews
2 stars
attended Jul 28 2013

Poignant story beautifully told and lovingly played. Would definitely recommend this performance.

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6 reviews
1 stars
attended May 25 2013

Superbly performed, in a perfect venue, "The Pianist" is a beautiful and moving story.

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6 reviews
3 stars
attended Aug 29 2013

The obstructed view in AA row of the balcony diminished the experience. Had to sit/bend forward to see anything downstage. Although the theatre offered pillows to help raise the seat, they were insufficient to solve the problem.

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6 reviews
7 stars
attended Jul 11 2013

This performance was totally engrossing with superb piano music and interesting story.

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5 reviews
5 stars
attended Jul 27 2013

A GREAT Theatre Experience. The very first line of the play is "My name is Mona Golabek and I am a pianist." that is the most important line in the production because Mona is exceptional at the piano and her music makes the piece.
Second only to...continued

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5 reviews
0 stars
attended Aug 03 2013

A powerful story dramatized by magnificent music. A great theater experience!

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5 reviews
2 stars
attended May 15 2013

A wonderful, heart warming story told by an exceptionally accomplished pianist. The music was beautiful and the story
exceptionally touching. It was thoroughly enjoyable.

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5 reviews
2 stars
attended May 04 2013

Beautiful production; the music was charming, memorable, appropriate to the production; the acting was amazing. Interesting story.

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4 stars
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3 stars
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0 stars
attended Jun 26 2013

Fabulous 1 woman story received a standing ovation.

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5 reviews
3 stars
attended Jul 27 2013

I lack the vocabulary to express my feelings about this experience - Mona Golabek was extraordinary as her mother, so inspirational and moving - cannot rave enough! Regarding the five star rating below, "fun' does not apply...given the subject matter

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