Legendary composer George Gershwin is resurrected in this Ovation-award-winning musical portrait by the onetime first husband of Canada, Hershey Felder (hes married to the former prime minister, you see). Focusing on Gershwins extensive repertoirewhich includes Rhapsody in Blue, Fascinating Rhythm and Summertime (from the premier African-American folk-opera Porgy and Bess )the show also takes an extensive look at Gershwins early life, long-term affair with composer Kay Swift and his untimely death at age 38. A must-see show for the true music aficionado, as well as those who aspire to become one.
Tuesdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Thu., Jan. 14, 2 p.m.; Saturdays, Sundays, 2 p.m.; Sun., Jan. 24, 7 p.m.; Thu., Jan. 28, 2 p.m. Starts: Jan. 12. Continues through Feb. 21, 2010