The Wallis Presents The Samantha F. Voxakis & Karen Racanelli Production of HERSHEY FELDER: A PARIS LOVE STORY
Following the successes of Our Great Tchaikovsky and Beethoven, celebrated virtuoso Hershey Felder returns to the Wallis Annenberg Center for Performing Arts with Hershey Felder: A Paris Love Story, directed by Trevor Hay, from Friday, May 24 through Sunday, June 9, 2019, in The Wallis' Bram Goldsmith Theater. Doubling as playwright and performer, Felder takes audiences on his own personal journey as he explores the life and music of Impressionist composer Claude Debussy, bringing to life a visionary who proclaimed nature his religion and romance his milieu. From the sweeping La mer to the evocative Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune and the mystical Clair de lune, the celebrated composer created music of ravishing beauty, color and compassion. This production is the latest work in Felder's critically acclaimed "Great Composer Series" of one-man shows, which have included George Gershwin, Leonard Bernstein, Irving Berlin, Ludwig van Beethoven, Frédéric Chopin, Franz Liszt, and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.
"Hershey Felder's return to The Wallis for his portrayal of a man who was among the most influential composers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries has been enthusiastically anticipated by our audiences since he announced this production last year on our stage," says The Wallis' Artistic Director Paul Crewes. "We are fortunate to enjoy a long-term partnership with Hershey and his associates."
Hershey Felder: A Paris Love Story features scenic design by Felder, lighting and projection design by Christopher Ash, sound design/production management by Erik Carstensen, costume design by Stacey Nezda, wig & hair design by Anastasia Pautova and historical and biographical research by Meghan Maiya, M.A. Assistant lighting designer is Erik Barry, assistant video designer is Brian McMullen and additional movement is by Diego Funes. Louisa Pancoast is assistant to Mr. Funes. Joel Zwick is consulting producer.
Tickets, $35 to $105, are on sale now and, available at TheWallis.org/Debussy. The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts is located at 9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd, Beverly Hills. To purchase tickets and for more information, please call 310-746-4000 or visit: TheWallis.org/Debussy.
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Photo Credit: Christopher Ash