The Pianist of Willesden Lane: Chicago Premiere of L.A. and Boston Hit
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This hilarious two-act solo performance is part catechism class from back in the day, part stand-up routine -- and completely hilarious. Sister will take you back to the days of the Latin Mass, meatless Fridays and remind you about that good old ruler across the knuckles! That's right: This is interactive comedy in which the audience becomes Sister's class as she rewards the "students" for correct answers with glow-in-the-dark rosaries and other nifty prizes. Naughty students may well find themselves on stage, sitting in a corner while reflecting upon their naughty actions. Learn More
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Featured review from Goldstar MemberRed Velvet
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This is a beautiful, emotional play/concert. It is the true story of the pianist's mother who was one of the children sent out of Austria on the Kindertransport to England before the Nazis closed all the borders. Mona retells her mothers story and accompanies it with some of the most beautiful music I have ever heard in concert. This is a must see!
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“Elegant! Heartfelt! An arresting, deeply affecting triumph!” —Los Angeles Times
“Exceptionally heartfelt” —Boston Globe
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Adapted and Directed by Hershey Felder
Based on the book The Children of Willesden Lane by Mona Golabek and Lee Cohen
American concert pianist Mona Golabek has appeared at the Hollywood Bowl, the Kennedy Center and Royal Festival Hall. She is a Grammy nominee and has received numerous awards. She has been the subject of several documentaries including Concerto for Mona with conductor Zubin Mehta. Golabek’s syndicated radio program, The Romantic Hours_, combines music with poetry. Her recordings include Carnival of the Animals and Ravel’s Mother Goose Suite_ featuring Meryl Streep, both recorded with Ms. Golabek’s sister, Renee Golabek-Kaye. Both daughters were taught by their mother, Lisa Jura, who is the subject of Golabek’s acclaimed book, The Children of Willesden Lane. Ms. Golabek founded Hold On To Your Music, a foundation devoted to spreading the message of the power of music. With the help of the Milken Family Foundation and the Annenberg Foundation, she created educational resources which, with her book, have been adopted into school curricula across America.