HERSHEY FELDER, BEETHOVEN Breaks Box Office Record At San Diego Repertory Theatre
San Diego Repertory Theatre (San Diego REP) announced today that its all time box office record has been broken by its current production of Hershey Felder, Beethoven. The award-winning piano virtuoso had previously shattered box office records at San Diego REP with his 2017 production of Our Great Tchaikovsky. Felder has consistently broken records throughout his career and now Hershey Felder, Beethoven is the highest overall grossing show in San Diego REP history.
"We are fortunate to have such a great partnership with Hershey Felder, and to have this fantastic show," says Managing Director Larry Alldredge. "We are very excited that Hershey Felder, Beethoven has broken our all time box office record with two weeks of shows remaining."
Described by American Theatre Magazine as "a seductive portraitist, compelling storyteller, and superb concert pianist," Hershey Felder returns to San Diego REP with his latest smash hit celebrating the world's greatest composer, Beethoven. The new production is based on the original Aus dem Schwarzspanierhaus by Dr. Gerhard von Breuning, with text by Felder that brings to life some of Beethoven's greatest compositions. Felder has illuminated Beethoven and his 5th and 9th symphonies, "Moonlight Sonata," "Pathetique Sonata," "Emperor Concerto," "Fur Elise" and more, in a deep and revealing light. Hailed in both its premieres in Silicon Valley and Los Angeles as "Rapturous and exhilarating" by the Palo Alto Weekly and "A towering performance about a towering composer" by The Mercury News, Hershey Felder, Beethoven promises to be his most unforgettable journey yet.
Tickets are still available for the production, which runs now through March 24, 2019, at the Lyceum Stage Theatre in Horton Plaza. Tickets range from $25.00 to $119.00 and can be purchased in-person at the San Diego REP Box Office, by calling the box office at 619-544-1000 or online at sdrep.org. Active military, teacher and senior discounts are available.
San Diego Repertory Theatre (San Diego REP) produces intimate, exotic, provocative theatre. Founded in 1976, San Diego Repertory Theatre is downtown San Diego's resident theatre, promoting a more inclusive community through work that nourishes progressive political and social values and celebrates the multiple voices of our region. The company produces and hosts over 550 events and performances year-round on its three stages at the Lyceum Theatre. Since moving to the Lyceum, The REP has produced 50 main stage productions by Latino playwrights and more than 40 world premieres. The company has received more than 200 awards for artistic excellence from the San Diego Theatre Critics Circle, Patté Theatre Awards, NAACP, Backstage West, Dramalogue and StageSceneLA. In 2005, the San Diego Theatre Critics Circle presented The REP with the Craig Noel Award "For 30 Years of Artistic Dedication to Downtown and Diversity." San Diego Repertory Theatre feeds the curious soul. To learn more about San Diego Repertory Theatre, to purchase tickets, or make a donation, visit www.sdrep.org.
Hershey Felder PRESENTS (Producer) Hershey Felder Presents is the newest division of Eighty-Eight Entertainment which was created in 2001 by Hershey Felder and is devoted to the creation of new works of musical theatre. Current projects include the musical plays Our Great Tchaikovsky, Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin and The Pianist of Willesden Lane. Recordings include Love Songs of the Yiddish Theatre, Back from Broadway, George Gershwin Alone, Monsieur Chopin, Beethoven As I Knew Him, An American Story for Actor & Orchestra and Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin