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The Pasadena Playhouse
39 S. El Molino Ave. Pasadena, CA 91101
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4.7 / 5 Rated by 272 members
Review from Judy Painter
128 events 58 reviews

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,...continued

reviewed Feb 28 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Paul K.
175 events 125 reviews

Hershey Felder is an extremely talented individual. Not only did he act like you were visiting with Chopin, but his piano performances of Chopin's works were wonderful. And the responses from the questions he took from the audience after the...continued

reviewed Feb 29 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Frayne & Sandy Rosenfield
17 events 10 reviews

As always Hershey Felder gave a fantastic performance and we were spellbound for 2 hours.

reviewed Mar 03 2012 report as inappropriate
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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


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!

Knott's Berry Farm <em>The Last Waltz 40 Tour</em> Jean-Michel Jarre <em>Harold and Maude</em> The 39th Annual Playboy Jazz Festival Oakland Athletics vs. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim