So Here's the Thing: a New Musical about Life and Love
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Even if you've never heard of Irving Berlin, you've heard his songs: "God Bless America," "White Christmas," "I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm," "Alexander's Ragtime Band," "Puttin' on the Ritz," "There's No Business Like Show Business" -- the list goes on and on. Now you have a unique opportunity to experience this iconic composer through the performance of immensely talented actor, pianist and playwright Hershey Felder. Felder has previously performed as George Gershwin, Beethoven and Chopin, but now he's taking on the role of one of America's most prolific composers, Berlin. In this performance featuring selections from Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin, you'll hear Berlin's classic songs performed by Felder as well as stories about Berlin's life and how he created so many pieces of music we still love to listen to today. Take advantage of this one-night only performance at the San Diego Repertory Theatre before Felder officially premieres the show in Los Angeles. Learn More
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Featured review from KATHARINE MILLOYRed Velvet
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In a word, don't miss this one - GO!
All through the production, I kept thinking, "Where is that Des McAnuff guy???" and, "Great potential, great potential! Shorten the first act!" Also, "Haven't I seen this show before? Oh, yeh ... sort of ... it was called 'Rent!'" Both date and I enjoyed the production, and will keep an eye out for this new company.
I have followed David McBean's work for a year or so, now, having first seen him in 'Fully Committed,' and he is just so special; fascinating to watch. And, now, to learn he can sing! What a treat!
You know them all: the needy ex-girlfriend, the guy with a commitment problem, the ex-trophy wife, the hermaphrodite … O.K., perhaps not the last one, but these and several other easily recognizable characters all come to the stage in the brand new musical, “So Here’s the Thing …”
With a cast of eleven distinct personalities, the play tells its entertaining story from four separate perspectives, all of which soon overlap.
The first tale, for instance, is told by Jade Hillman, the rebellious teenage daughter with a pill-popping, alcoholic, several-surgeries-later mother and an infatuation with her gay best friend. Several scenes later, her brother Paul returns home from college with his roommate Shayne. While Paul suffers the perils of falling for the wrong girl, Shayne, born a hermaphrodite, is faced with a new hurdle as he discovers yet another “condition.” Other characters include the twentysomething best-friends-since-forever girls, the gymrat, the “nice guy,” and the bisexual player.
Each of their stories eventually meld into the surprising and sobering climax as they speak on issues of commitment, timing, choices and fate.