Laguna Playhouse to Open Hershey Felder As Irving Berlin
"We are so very pleased to have the extraordinary Hershey Felder back on our stage as IRVING BERLIN," comments Wood. "The songs of Irving Berlin hold a very special place in the American musical lexicon and our subscribers and audiences are going to be delighted by this magnificent performance," adds Wareham.
HERSHEY FELDER AS IRVING BERLIN will begin previews on Tuesday, January 6; will open on Saturday, January 10 and runs through Sunday, February 8, 2015 at the LagunaPlayhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. Called "the greatest songwriter that has ever lived" by George Gershwin, Irving Berlin is known for innumerable American classics such as "White Christmas," "God Bless America," "Anything You Can Do," and "Top Hat, White Tie and Tails." Jerome Kern said it all: "Irving Berlin... is American music."
HERSHEY FELDER AS IRVING BERLIN will preview on Tuesday, January 6 at 7:30pm; Wednesday, January 7 at 7:30pm; Thursday, January 8 at 2:00pm & 7:30pm; Friday, January 9 at 7:30pm; will open on Saturday, January 10 at 7:30pm and run through Sunday, February 8, 2015 at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. Performances will be Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays at 7:30pm; Saturdays at 2pm & 7:30pm; Sundays at 1pm & 5:30pm. There will be additional performances on Thursday, January 22 & Thursday, February 5 at 2:00pm. There will be no performance on Tuesday, January 20. Tickets range from $41 - $66 and can be purchased online at www.lagunaplayhouse.com or by calling (949) 497-ARTS (2787). Group discounts are available by calling 949-497-2787 ext. 229. The box office is open Mondays - Sundays: 12p.m. to 5 p.m. (open until 7:30pm on performance days). For more information on all shows and programming visit www.lagunaplayhouse.com. LAGUNA PLAYHOUSE is located at 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. Founded in 1920, The Laguna Playhouse is one of the oldest continuously-operating not-for-profit theatres on the West Coast and is noted for its artistic excellence, wide-ranging theatrical programming, award-winning youth education offerings and community partnerships. A member of the League of Resident Theatres, The Laguna Playhouse is a valued part of the Laguna Beach arts community that serves all of Southern California with year-round, professional, high-quality productions in theatre, music and dance. Because of its longstanding commitment to the arts, The Laguna Playhouse has been recognized for excellence by the LA Drama Critics Circle, NAACP, Backstage, ArtsOC, OC Weekly, Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce and more. Laguna Playhouse educational programming, which includes classes, productions by and for children and teens (Youth Theatre) and a school tour, has been honored by the American Alliance for Theatre and Education, Arts Orange County and the Orange County Department of Education. Serving more than 100,000 patrons each season, The Laguna Playhouse has brought many talented performers to Southern California, including Leslie Caron, Val Kilmer, Ed Asner, Davis Gaines, Donna McKechnie, Stephanie Zimbalist, Rita Rudner, Sally Struthers, Cloris Leachman, Julie Harris, Harrison Ford, Charles Durning, Marlo Thomas, Roddy McDowell and Bette Davis, who have performed in world, national and regional premieres, as well as national tours of The Belle of Amherst and Copenhagen.