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Laguna Playhouse
606 Laguna Canyon Rd. Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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29 events
19 reviews
4 stars
We dined at near-bt Brussels Bistro and found the French-influenced food very good and the owner attentive.
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29 events
19 reviews
4 stars
Parking at the theater is $10 but there is a public lot across the street that ranges fron free to affordable depending on what else is going on in Laguna. Read the small portable signs in the lot to know which area to park in.
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"Monsieur Chopin"
111 ratings
4.9 average rating
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58 events
14 reviews
13 stars
attended Feb 25 2010

I have attended hundreds of events, this one left me speechless. The man becomes the character and leaves you with an impression you will never forget.

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49 events
18 reviews
21 stars
attended Feb 19 2011

What a fabuolus show!
This guy is not only a marvellous pianist, but he's a great actor too! And he's SO funny - with a quick wit for improvising with the audience.

GREAT event!

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41 events
33 reviews
3 stars
attended Mar 06 2010

A marvelous experience with a very, multi talented performer! Not to miss!

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“In his finest moments, (Felder)  carries a rapt audience along on a wave of true, powerful, and wordless passion.” —Boston Globe


Hershey Felder as Monsieur Chopin

The Music of Frédéric Chopin

Text by Hershey Felder

Directed by Joel Zwick

Monsieur Chopin will teach a piano lesson that actually took place on March 4, 1848, just days after the February 1848 revolution. As the piano lesson unfolds, he reveals secrets about the art of the piano and composition, as well as secrets about himself.

Hershey Felder began the creation of Monsieur Chopin, prior to that of George Gershwin Alone. An actor and Steinway Concert Artist and former Scholar in Residence at Harvard University’s Department of Music as well as composer, Felder comes from a traditionally classical musical and theatrical background. His studies on Chopin have taken him across the world and include studying the composer’s history, period history, manuscripts and living in Chopin’s still existing residences. Included in the creative process, is a scholarly relationship with the United States’ foremost author and professor of Chopin Studies, Jeffrey Kallberg, a professor of music and chairman of the music department at the University of Pennsylvania.

About the Ticket Supplier: Laguna Playhouse

Founded in 1920, The Laguna Playhouse’s history and longevity validate a unique heritage in our region, making it a cultural treasure for all of California. We produce and present professional theatre of the highest quality, providing a full range of theatrical styles, entertainment, educational programs, and other initiatives that serve our community and reach a broad constituency.