**** Highly Recommended **** The weather has been so awful – gray and snowy, just like November – that it was totally fun to have a little bit of Christmas in April. The Royal George was decorated with garlands, lights and red poinsettias all around, not to mention the giant Christmas tree on stage. The reason for all this? “Hersey Felder as Irving Berlin” is back in town. I loved this show, a cozy and intimate picture of a talented, complicated man. I give it 4 BIG Spotlights.
“Hersey Felder as Irving Berlin” continues through May 22nd at the Royal George Theatre, 1641 N. Halsted Street, Chicago. Performances are Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7:30 pm; Fridays at 8:00 pm; Saturdays at 3:00 and 8:00 pm; and Sundays at 2:00 pm. Running time is 1 hour, 45 minutes, no intermission. Tickets are $60. Valet parking is available. FYI (312) 988-9000 or www.ticketmaster.com.
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