Hershey Felder as George Gershwin Alone

Laguna Playhouse

Legendary composer George Gershwin is resurrected in this Ovation-award-winning musical portrait by the onetime “first husband” of Canada, Hershey Felder (he’s married to the former prime minister, you see). Focusing on Gershwin’s extensive repertoire­—which 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 Gershwin’s 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
 
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