THE PIANIST OF WILLESDEN LANE with Mona Golabek to Return to Laguna Playhouse, 6/24-29
The Laguna Playouse will present a special return engagement of the One More Entertainment and Trevor Hay production of award-winning concert pianist Mona Golabek starring in the one-woman show, based on a true story, THE PIANIST OF WILLESDEN LANE. Adapted and directed by audience favorite Hershey Felder and based on the book The Children of Willesden Lane by Golabek and Lee Cohen, this music-filled evening recounts the personal story of Ms. Golabek's mother in Nazi-occupied Europe. THE PIANIST OF WILLESDEN LANE will perform for one week only beginning Tuesday, June 24 through Sunday, June 29 at the Laguna Playhouse, Moulton Theatre, 606 Laguna Canyon Rd. in Laguna Beach.
Set in Vienna in 1938 and London during the Blitzkrieg, The Pianist of Willesden Lane tells the story of Lisa Jura, a young Jewish pianist who is dreaming about her concert debut at the storied Musikverein concert hall. But with the issuing of new ordinances under Nazi regime, everything for Lisa changes, except for her love of music and the pursuit of her dream. Featuring some of the world's most beloved piano music played live, The Pianist of Willesden Lane is performer Mona Golabek's true family story, chronicling hope, survival and how through our darkest times, music has the power to help us survive.
THE PIANIST OF WILLESDEN LANE will perform from Tuesday, June 24 through Sunday, June 29 at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. Performances are Tuesday thru Friday evenings at 7:30pm; Saturday at 2pm & 7:30pm and Sunday at 2pm & 7:30pm.
Ticket prices range from $40 - $70 and can be purchased online at www.lagunaplayhouse.com or by calling (949) 497-ARTS (2787) x 1. Group tickets are available by calling Kathy Bonner at (949) 497-ARTS (2787) x 229. The box office is open Mondays - Sundays: Noon to 5 p.m. (open until 7:30pm on performance days).