Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts

Jul 19 - Aug 13


Hershey Felder

"OUR GREAT TCHAIKOVSKY"

MUSIC OF PIOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY
BOOK BY HERSHEY FELDER
DIRECTED BY TREVOR HAY
 

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Hershey Felder’s Our Great Tchaikovsky is a time-bending tale of music, politics and one of the world’s most beloved composers. Known for the beautiful ballets Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake and The Nutcracker, and the ferocious and melodic brilliance of his symphonic works, piano concerti, overtures, operas and chamber music, a healthy 53-year-old Tchaikovsky conducted the premiere of his enigmatic Symphony No. 6, “Pathétique” and, nine days later, he was dead. To this day, how and why he died is still a mystery. The World Premiere of Our Great Tchaikovsky at San Diego Repertory Theatre and a subsequent engagement at Laguna Playhouse broke box office records and received universal acclaim by critics. 

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“Brilliant and multi-talented Hershey Felder has outdone himself with the  Los Angeles premiere of Our Great Tchaikovsky.” – Southern California Guide
 
“Those who go to the theatre looking for a great story will find one here. He’s that good!” – Musicals in L.A.
 
“Contemporary theatrical treasure Hershey Felder is a true triple-threat artist—and we are the eager recipients of his plethora of unstoppable gifts.” – Ticket Holders L.A.
 
“Hershey Felder is the ultimate storyteller.” – L.A. Excites

"Rarely does a one-man show captivate an audience as superbly as Hershey Felder’s Our Great Tchaikovsky—from start to finish it’s a triumph of theater and storytelling." - Tin Pan L.A.

"Hershey Felder is a gifted storyteller, pianist and entertainer. This could be his finest. Don't miss it. GO!" - Performing Arts LIVE

Our Great Tchaikovsky unquestionably rates as one of Felder’s most dazzling shows.” - The Orange County Register

“A powerful emotional experience” - San Diego Union-Tribune

“Sheer stage magic.  Felder is an accomplished actor, writer and pianist. You’ll have to see this marvelous production.” - Times of San Diego

 

Venue: BRAM GOLDSMITH THEATER

Running Time: 1 hour and 40 minutes with no intermission