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The Midwest Premiere of 'Our Great Tchaikovsky' A New Play with Music

Hershey Felder and Eighty-Eight Entertainment present the Midwest Premiere of Our Great Tchaikovsky, a new play-with-music featuring the compositions of Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky with a book and performance by Hershey Felder, following a critically acclaimed world premiere in California. Directed by longtime collaborator Trevor Hay (Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin), and produced by longtime collaborators Samantha F. Voxakis, Karen Racanelli and Erik Carstensen, Felder’s newest work takes on Russia’s most celebrated and perhaps most mysterious composer, Tchaikovsky. A time-bending story of culture and politics that explores the mystery around some of the greatest music ever composed, Our Great Tchaikovsky will preview September 6, open September 10 and run through October 1. Our Great Tchaikovsky had a record-breaking World Premiere at the San Diego Repertory Theatre, followed by an equally record-breaking run at the Laguna Playhouse. Elizabeth Marie Himchak of the San Diego Union-Tribune raved, “A powerful, emotional experience well worth seeing. Critic’s Pick.” Jon Reimer of the San Diego Reader enthused, “Felder creates a performance that both entertains and makes audiences think. Exquisite music, artistically thoughtful images, amazing characters. This production should not be missed. Critic’s Pick!” Our Great Tchaikovsky will appear at Los Angeles’ Wallis Theatre immediately prior to arriving in Chicago. Performances of Our Great Tchaikovsky are as follows: Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Sundays at 3 p.m. All tickets are $60. Tickets will be on sale at The Royal George Theatre and may be purchased by calling 312.988.9000. Box office hours are 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Tickets may also be purchased online at TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE.

Date & Time

Weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday

Sep 10, 2017 through Oct 01, 2017