Perhaps you are an ardent classical music connoisseur, you love high drama on the stage, or one of your New Year’s Resolutions is to experience more art in your life. Whatever may be your particular draw, Laguna Playhouse will enliven you with Hershey Fedler in “Chopin In Paris” which will light up the stage starting January 4, 2023 through January 15, 2023. There are both matinee and evening performances to choose from, allowing you to also experience a delicious lunch or a romantic dinner at one of the many restaurants within walking distance of the theater.

Hershey Fedler, the internationally renowned pianist and actor, will reveal the story of the Polish pianist-composer Fryderyk Chopin in his spectacular and unique style. It will delve deep into the psyche and music of this musical giant through the backdrop of his love affair with the prolific French authoress who went by the nom de plume, George Sand. The music and character of the “Poet of the Piano” will be brought to life on stage for you.

Chopin was born to a French emigre father hired in Poland to teach aristocratic children and showed tremendous interest and talent in music from a very young age. He went abroad in 1830 to Vienna with the intention of going to Italy and Germany as well, but geopolitical stirrings left him without money from his Polish homeland for a while until he was able to make it to Paris. Paris was a great boon for him and he became very popular and wealthy through his talent, wit, and charm. In 1838, Chopin first began his liaison with his beloved novelist and also soon after acquired tuberculosis. Over time they continued their affair, but eventually Chopin became petulant and moody and their relationship became strained and eventually caused a deep rift.

Do not miss this opportunity to experience Chopin’s March 4, 1848 piano lesson in Paris for yourself, it will truly be an experience to remember. The Chicago Sun Times heralds it “Emotionally charged and GLORIOUS” while the San Diego Tribune reports that “Hershey Felder brings Chopin to vivid life”. One would surely be moved by this exquisite performance and be pleased by attending. Everyone living in coastal Orange County who is interested can purchase tickets for this masterpiece here