The Hershey Felder Collection: 3 of Felder's Shows Include Lincoln - An American Story
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The last date listed for The Hershey Felder Collection was Saturday April 7, 2012 / 8:00pm (Lincoln - An American Story).
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A truly legendary dancer, director, actor and choreographer, Gene Kelly is one of the most captivating performers the world has ever seen. But despite his enormous fame, he remained a rather enigmatic figure. Now Patricia Ward Kelly -- his widow, biographer and closest confidante -- presents a one-of-a-kind portrait of the innovative artist with film clips (both familiar and rare), previously unreleased audio recordings, personal memorabilia and, of course, her unique insight. Hailed by Variety as "deeply moving," this profoundly personal -- and yet also universal -- evening inspired Entertainment Tonight's Leonard Maltin to declare: "I felt privileged to be there." Learn More
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Featured review from Judith P.Red Velvet
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This man is terrific. He can become Chopin - make the audience a part of his Master Class and go on to share the life and music of Chopin (not coming out of character until the end of the show.)
I have seen Hershey Felder take on Chopin, Beethoven, Gershwin and Bernstein more than once each and could see him over and over again -- Brilliant!!!
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We LOVED this show!. I think Hershey Felder is a genius. We will definitely see everything he does. In fact, we have just ordered tickets to the next 2 shows. And not just for music lovers. He makes the character very interesting as well.
Lincoln – An American Story
__Lincoln – ____An American Story__ is Felder’s newest work for actor and symphony orchestra. Lincoln is a true tale based on the words of Dr. Charles Augustus Leale – who in April of 1865 as a twenty-three year old medical student attended the April 14th performance of Our American Cousin at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C. with President Lincoln in attendance. When the actor, John Wilkes Booth made his way into President Lincoln’s box to assassinate him, a surgeon was called for, and Charles Leale, just a young American army surgeon found himself at the center of history that would change the world. Charles Leale only told the story of what he witnessed and was a part of that evening only once in his life as a sixty-three year old man – at a gathering of army friends at Delmonico’s restaurant in New York City on the occasion of Lincoln’s hundredth birthday in 1909. It is this story, the document of which resides at the Library of Congress, upon which this new musical/theatrical work is based.
Monsieur Chopin__ is a celebrated work about the life and music of legendary composer, Frédéric Chopin. Audiences are invited to a private piano lesson that actually took place on March 4, 1848 in the opulent Parisian salon of the Polish maestro. As the lesson unfolds, Chopin reveals secrets about the art of the piano and composition, as well as secrets about himself in this intimate musical biography featuring Chopin’s greatest works, including the Prelude in C Minor, Mazurka in A Flat Major, Polonaise in A Major, and his elegant Nocturnes. The Pasadena Playhouse’s presentation of Monsieur Chopin will also include a newly-discovered cadenza in Chopin’s own handwriting for his Nocturne in Eb, opus 9/2. The cadenza was uncovered in the collection of one of his student’s families, written in pencil on a first edition print of the Nocturne from 1834, when Chopin first started teaching in Paris.
Maestro: Leonard Bernstein
Maestro: Leonard Bernstein is Felder’s latest composer creation, and has played to critical and popular acclaim at theatres throughout the country. With a story spanning the entire 20th century, Leonard Bernstein broke through every artistic ceiling possible to become the world’s musical ambassador. Conductor, composer, pianist, author, teacher, librettist, television star … for Leonard Bernstein, boundaries simply did not exist.
Hershey Felder’s Great American Songbook Sing-Along
Join Hershey Felder for a tour through an entire century of American music. Beginning with Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern and the Gershwins through Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim, featuring selections from The Sound of Music, Showboat, _Fiddler on the Roof _and more!