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This production is made possible by the support of generous donors like you. With your support, Le Petit Theatre's production of The Pianist of Willesden Lane will challenge audiences to examine the past through Lisa Jura's remarkable story and analyze its connections to the present, in the hopes of informing a more equitable and just future. Click below to contribute today!
THEATRE PLUS EVENTS
Friday, May 10: Student Matinee, 10AM. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to sign up your class or school!
Sunday, May 12: Behind the Curtain, post-show. Learn more about the production and process by attending this engaging talkback and Q&A.
Sunday, May 19: Book Club, 1:00PM. Discussing The Children of Willesden Lane. Book Club is free and open to the public. Books are available for purchase at Le Petit.
Monday, May 20: Industry Night, 7:30PM. Join us for our special industry night performance, with all seats priced at only $25.00! This performance is open to the public.
Thursday, May 23: Bike Night, 7:30PM. BikeEasy will be providing secure, complimentary bike valet services to all patrons starting one hour before curtain.
Le Petit Theatre is deeply grateful to The Helis Foundation and to The General Fund and the Leonard E. Prelutsky Memorial Fund of the Jewish Endowment Foundation of Louisiana, and Goldring Family Foundation for generous underwriting support of this production.
American concert pianist Mona Golabek has appeared at the Hollywood Bowl, The Kennedy Center and Royal Festival Hall. She is a Grammy nominee who has been the subject of several documentaries, including Concerto for Mona with conductor Zubin Mehta. Her recordings include Carnival of the Animals and Ravel’s Mother Goose Suite featuring Meryl Streep, both recorded with Mona’s sister, Renee Golabek-Kaye. Both daughters were taught by their mother, Lisa Jura, who is the subject of Mona’s acclaimed book, The Children of Willesden Lane. Mona’s father, Michele Golabek, received the Croix de Guerre for his role in the French Resistance.
Mona founded Hold On To Your Music, a foundation devoted to spreading the message of the power of music. With the help of the Milken Family Foundation, Facing History and Ourselves, and the Annenberg Foundation, she created educational resources which, with her book, have been adopted into school curricula across America. Additional educational partnerships have been formed with the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust, Mashplant and the USC Shoah Foundation — all helping to bring forth the story of Lisa Jura.
Adaptor/Director Hershey Felder
Felder created and performed George Gershwin Alone, which played on Broadway at the Helen Hayes Theatre, in the West End at the Duchess Theatre, and in theaters around the country. His Composers Sonata — George Gershwin Alone; Monsieur Chopin; Beethoven, As I Knew Him; Maestro Bernstein; Hershey Felder as Franz Liszt in Musik; and Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin — has been presented at dozens of theaters across the U.S. and around the world.
Compositions and recordings include Aliyah, Concerto for Piano and Orchestra; Fairytale, a musical; Les Anges de Paris, Suite for Violin and Piano;Song Settings; Saltimbanques for Piano and Orchestra; Etudes Thematiques for Piano; Love Songs of the Yiddish Theatre; Back from Broadway; and An American Story for Actor and Orchestra. He created Eighty-Eight Entertainment in 2001; its newest division, Hershey Felder Presents, continues in the creation of new works of musical theater.