Abe Lincoln's Piano: Hershey Felder's New Musical About American Icon
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The last date listed for Abe Lincoln's Piano was Monday January 13, 2014 / 8:00pm.
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Pianist Mona Golabek pays moving tribute to her pianist mother -- a survivor of the Holocaust and the London Blitzkrieg -- in this hit concert drama directed by audience favorite Hershey Felder. Golabek, seated onstage at the piano, performs some of the world's most beloved piano music while sharing harrowing true tales of her mother's life. As a young Jewish pianist in 1938 Vienna, Golabek's mother, Lisa Jura, dreamt of a concert debut at the storied Musikverein concert hall. But when she was swept up in the Kindertransport to London in an attempt to be protected from the Nazi regime, everything about Jura's life was upended -- except her love of music. The Los Angeles Times calls The Pianist of Willesden Lane "an arresting, deeply affecting triumph." Learn More
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If you haven't seen the first incarnation of this particular piece, this one is actually great, and we recommend this one. He's a truly great pianist and stage presence. On the other hand, having seen and loved ALL of Mr. Feldman's many recent shows (and productions) in SoCal - including the earlier one on Lincoln's death, I have to emphatically say that most of the changes to this one just sucked out all of the emotion for me. When I saw the "old" version I was actually shocked to find myself crying freely at the end, whereas this one was merely informative and pleasant. I am not surprised he removed the large orchestra - and that wasn't the problem for me. But removing the first-person narrator eviscerated it, in my opinion.
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I like Hershey Felder and have seen every one of his shows. This was a good show, but not as engaging as his focus on composers. His programs are well researched and he is a wonderful storyteller. So whatever he spotlights is interesting.