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Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin

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November 30 — December 30, 2016
On the U.S. Bank Main Stage

Previews are Nov. 30 - Dec. 1 | Opening night Dec. 2
By Hershey Felder
Directed by Trevor Hay

Songwriter Jerome Kern said it all: “Irving Berlin … IS American music.” In this tour de force performance by award-winning pianist and performer Hershey Felder, the remarkable story of “America’s Composer” takes us from the depths of anti-Semitism in Czarist Russia to New York’s Lower East Side — and ultimately throughout America and the world. Featuring Irving Berlin’s most popular and enduring songs, Hershey Felder’s masterful creation of character and musical performance makes this evening with Irving Berlin an unforgettable journey that epitomizes the American dream. Hailed as “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,” “Blue Skies” and “Cheek to Cheek.”

Run Time:
Approximately 1 hour 45 minutes; no intermission.

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Note:
Recommended for ages 10 and up. Children under 6 are not permitted at any PCS production.

Performance Times

Evenings: Tuesday - Sunday at 7:30 p.m.*
Matinees: Saturday and Sundays at 2 p.m.,
Thursdays at noon*

*Note: These are general performance times. Certain productions may have exceptions. View the season calendar for more information.

This show's run time will be posted below the synopsis at left near the date of the first performance.

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NEW YEAR'S EVE! Include us as part of your celebrations this year! Hershey Felder, star and creator of Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin, in an evening of popular song for one night only. An entire century of American music - with Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, George and Ira Gershwin, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Sondheim... The Sound of Music, South Pacific, Fiddler on the Roof, Showboat and more!

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