Arizona Theatre Company production highlights works of Irving Berlin

Quintessential American songwriter Irving Berlin left an indelible mark on the classic American songbook with hits such as “White Christmas,” “Puttin’ on the Ritz,” “There’s No Business Like Show Business” and, of course, “God Bless America.”

Arizona Theatre Company

Arizona Theatre Company hosts storyteller Hershey Felder as he performs the songs of Irving Berlin, Oct. 8-25 at the Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe in Phoenix.

Arizona Theatre Company brings Berlin’s story to vibrant, toe-tapping life in “Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin,” Oct. 8-25 at the Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe in Phoenix.

From the depths of Czarist Russia, to New York’s Lower East Side, and ultimately all of America and the world, Irving Berlin’s story epitomizes the American dream.

Mr. Felder, a bravura performer, compelling storyteller, and concert pianist, returns to ATC to life the remarkable story of “America’s Composer.”

Featuring Berlin’s most popular and enduring songs, Mr. Felder’s performance makes this evening an unforgettable an indelibly entertaining journey

Mr. Felder previously performed “George Gershwin Alone and Monsieur Chopin” for ATC, both during the 2007-08 season, and later as “Beethoven As I Knew Him” in 2008-09.

“Our audiences in Arizona have a love affair with Hershey, and he assures me the feelings are mutual,” said ATC Artistic Director David Ira Goldstein.

“When Hershey told me he was creating a new show about one of my favorite composers, I rushed to see the premiere engagement and immediately told Hershey we must have him back in Arizona. “Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin” is a master entertainer at the top of his game. My favorite Berlin song is ‘Always.’ What’s yours?”

Single ticket prices range from $28 to 68.

A special performance of “Hershey Felder’s Great American Songbook Sing-Along” is scheduled 7 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 25 when Mr. Felder will engage the audience in singing some of Berlin’s most memorable tunes.

Separate tickets are required.  Single-tickets are $50 and can be purchased at www.arizonatheatre.org.

For more information call (602) 256-6995 or visit www.arizonatheatre.org.

 

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