Riveting Concert Drama: Mona Golabek in The Pianist of Willesden Lane
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Featuring Cindy Williams of Laverne & Shirley, this funny and inspiring musical parody finds the humor in a woman's "change of life" -- set to classic tunes from the '60s, '70s and '80s. As four ladies with little in common but a black lace bra meet by chance at a lingerie sale in a department store, they poke fun at their woeful hot flashes, forgetfulness, mood swings, wrinkles, night sweats and chocolate binges. These diverse women create a sisterhood as they realize that menopause is a shared experience that doesn't have to be suffered in silence. Learn More
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Featured review from Richard Dolnick
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I gave two tickets as a gift and both recipients raved about it. I saw it on an earlier occasion and also found it to be an outstanding show from every point of view. Mona Golabek is a world class pianist and made the entire production one not to be missed.
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Amazing true story based on the life of the author, Mona Golabek's mother, Lisa Jura during the holocaust. Mona is a very talented concert pianist herself as evidenced by her performance of so many of the beautiful classic pieces by Chopin,...continued
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Top ten show of 2013 —San Francisco Chronicle and Chicago Sun-Times
“Arresting, deeply affecting triumph … an undiluted privilege to witness.” —Los Angeles Times
“Astonishing tour de force … stunningly good” —San Francisco Chronicle
“A stirring case of art preserving life … Golabek sitting down at the Steinway piano is enough to make your mouth fall open with a certain wonder at the way of the world.” —Chicago Tribune
“Golabek delivers an exceptionally heartfelt daughter-to-mother tribute.” —Boston Globe
Adapted and Directed by Hershey Felder
Based on the Book The Children of Willesden Lane by Mona Golabek & Lee Cohen