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Laguna Playhouse (Laguna Beach, CA)

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64 ratings
4.2 average rating
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37 reviews
18 stars
attended Sep 18 2013

Absolutely brilliant performance! If you love classical music and Franz Liszt, you have to go see it. Hershey Felter "becomes" Franz Liszt and tells his life story as he lived it, playing all the beautiful music on a gorgeous Steinway grand...continued

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11 reviews
17 stars
attended Sep 18 2013

It was so entertaining and educational. Hershey Felder is an amazing artist, how he focuses on his acting and musical performance is beyond me - but he does. The way he weaves together the music, the history, and the emotional tone is bordering...continued

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27 events
7 reviews
4 stars
attended Sep 17 2013

While Hershey Felder put forth a great effort, the show was too long (approximately two and a half hours without an intermission) and not well edited. Believe it or not, the show did not have much of Liszt's beautiful music, but a lot of history...continued

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1 review
10 stars
attended Sep 21 2013

Another outstanding performance of Hershey Felder.
Can't wait for future show

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140 events
99 reviews
28 stars
attended Sep 21 2013

What a talent! Hershey Felder the actor AND the pianist! Very neat history lesson with some wonderful music! We enjoyed it very much!

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58 events
34 reviews
13 stars
attended Sep 22 2013

Not what I expected but enjoyable and educational. We liked it!

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16 reviews
14 stars
attended Sep 21 2013

It was outstanding. Hershey Felder always does an amazing job as a story teller, pianist and showman. We try not to miss any of his productions. Thanks to Laguna Playhouse for bringing his work to all of us. Kudos to Hershey Felder for another...continued

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15 reviews
5 stars
attended Sep 19 2013

I enjoyed the presentation...The dialogue was clever. I learned a lot about the composer. Clever presentation; great accent and set. I would have preferred to hear some of Liszt's other more exciting pieces. I felt the music selected was too much...continued

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13 reviews
10 stars
attended Sep 17 2013

2 1/2 hours without intermission.
It must have been a dress rehearsal, because it went on and on.
Some very interesting points, but... too many.
There is room for at least two plays. Two much Wagner not enough Liszt.
Not enough music, definitely...continued

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11 events
4 reviews
4 stars
attended Sep 20 2013

I was disappointed with the tickets. Ordinarily Row B, Seats 1 & 3 would have been terrific seats but this play was a one-man show with a grand piano in the middle of the stage. The actor spent a lot of time on the left side sitting behind the...continued

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3 reviews
2 stars
attended Sep 21 2013

Hershey is an incredible performer. We have seen several of his other performances and loved them. This one was a little different a bit more about the lives of composers at that time, his personal conflicts with his family, and the competition...continued

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2 reviews
3 stars
attended Sep 17 2013

If you love history and Classical music this is a great choice. I love history, classical music not so much .When I left I had an instant urge to research the life of Franz Liszt, explore his music no. Laguna playhouse as always a great venue,...continued

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Sara N.
89 events
46 reviews
47 stars
attended Sep 18 2013

Hershey felder's portrayal of liszt is excellent - the performance is charming, moving, dramatic, sad, funny and the piano is extraordinary.

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34 reviews
47 stars
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24 reviews
30 stars
attended Sep 18 2013

This is my 4th Hershey Felder play and I always am amazed at his over sized talent. You will be entertained by his great story telling of Franz Liszt life and piano accompaniment to the story. I was not that familiar with all the musical...continued

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18 reviews
21 stars
attended Sep 22 2013

What a great performance!
Harvey never disappoints. All 4 of us loved it.

And thanks to Goldstar for the awesome FRONT ROW seats! Must be our Red Velvet status.... our friends were SO impressed. :)

Now on to the next great evening of...continued

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15 reviews
8 stars
attended Sep 20 2013

Great show, the guy is a genius. I want more!

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Sue
21 events
13 reviews
14 stars
attended Sep 22 2013

We loved the show. The music was beautiful and the story was very entertaining. We highly recommend it.

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12 reviews
6 stars
attended Sep 18 2013

I thought Hershey Felder was amazing and loved the story. However, I was very disappointed in the music he played. I wanted to hear the known music of Franz Lizst - instead, he played music that was not known. Also, it was very hard to hear him...continued

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