Venue Details

Royal George Theatre
Across the street from Steppenwolf Theatre 1641 North Halsted Street Chicago, IL 60614
312-988-9000
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4.8 / 5 Rated by 550 members
Smiljana Kisacanin
Review from Smiljana Kisacanin
Red Velvet 92 events 77 reviews

Beautiful play, loved it!

reviewed Aug 30 2013 report as inappropriate
RC
Review from RC
Red Velvet 59 events 44 reviews

Excellent performance. Beautifully staged and delivered. An evening to remember.

reviewed Jun 26 2013 report as inappropriate
RC
Review from RC
Red Velvet 59 events 44 reviews

Excellent performance. Superbly told and beautifully presented with a blend of piano and story telling. Very wonderful story under a difficult and moving era.

reviewed Aug 09 2013 report as inappropriate
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“Elegant! Heartfelt! An arresting, deeply affecting triumph!” —Los Angeles Times
“Exceptionally heartfelt” —Boston Globe
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Description

Adapted and Directed by Hershey Felder

Based on the book The Children of Willesden Lane by Mona Golabek and Lee Cohen

American concert pianist Mona Golabek has appeared at the Hollywood Bowl, the Kennedy Center and Royal Festival Hall. She is a Grammy nominee and has received numerous awards. She has been the subject of several documentaries including Concerto for Mona with conductor Zubin Mehta. Golabek’s syndicated radio program, The Romantic Hours_, combines music with poetry. Her recordings include Carnival of the Animals and Ravel’s Mother Goose Suite_ featuring Meryl Streep, both recorded with Ms. Golabek’s sister, Renee Golabek-Kaye. Both daughters were taught by their mother, Lisa Jura, who is the subject of Golabek’s acclaimed book, The Children of Willesden Lane. Ms. Golabek founded Hold On To Your Music, a foundation devoted to spreading the message of the power of music. With the help of the Milken Family Foundation and the Annenberg Foundation, she created educational resources which, with her book, have been adopted into school curricula across America. 

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