I love local theatre and I've seen many, many plays at The Herberger over the years and Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin definitely counts as one of my faves of all time, hands-down. I attended Opening Night in Phoenix on Saturday.
This one-man play is as much a story about the prolific composer Irving Berlin as it is a story behind so many of his famous songs like “Alexander’s Ragtime Band” to “God Bless America” to “White Christmas." Hershey Felder doesn't simply play Irving Berlin; he becomes him.
Compelling personal story + wonderful music + great acting = a memorable production.