Hershey Felder – Our Great Tchaikovsky
-OUR GREAT TCHAIKOVSKY-
A NEW PLAY WITH MUSIC
September 6 – October 15
Royal George Theatre, Chicago
“The quadruple threat performer Hershey Felder is an actor, singer, pianist and writer, and all of the first order.”
-Chicago Sun Times
Returning to The Royal George Theatre this fall,
Hershey Felder and Eighty-Eight Entertainment present the Midwest Premiere of
Our Great Tchaikovsky, a new play-with-music featuring the compositions of Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky with a book and performance by Hershey Felder, following a critically acclaimed world premiere in California.
Felder’s newest work takes on Russia’s most celebrated and perhaps most mysterious composer, Tchaikovsky. A time-bending story of culture and politics that explores the mystery around some of the greatest music ever composed,
Our Great Tchaikovsky
“I was invited to create the character of Tchaikovsky on the stage and what I have encountered as part of the journey is nothing short of amazing and terrifying.
For the first time in creating these classical characters, rather than just present a story, I will show the audience how the character is created. And in so doing, hope to discover the great Tchaikovsky himself.”
Among Tchaikovsky’s masterworks are Romeo and Juliet, Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, The Nutcracker; Violin Concerto, Piano Concerto no. 1, Rococo Variations for Cello; the 1812 Overture and Marche Slav; the opera Eugene Onegin; the Symphony no. 6, Pathétique, and so many more. Of the last symphony, his Pathétique, Tchaikovsky said: “Let them guess what it means…” Nine days after he conducted that symphony’s premiere in St. Petersburg as a healthy man, at the age of 53, the great composer was dead. To this day, how and why is still a mystery. Our Great Tchaikovsky explores the possibilities.
Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7:30 PM
Fridays at 8:00 PM
Saturdays at 2:00PM and 8:00 PM
Sundays at 3:00 PM
Added weekday matinees for groups:
Thursdays at 2:00PM on September 7 and 14, October 5 and 12.
BOOK EARLY AND SAVE!
Book your group by June 1 for $46 per ticket
After June 1, groups of ten or more: $51
Student rates are available.
CALL 312-423-6612 TO BOOK TODAY