February 1 - 18, 2024

The Pianist of Willesden Lane

Based on the book The Children of Willesden Lane: Beyond the Kindertransport: A Memoir of Music, Love, and Survival by Mona Golabek and Lee Cohen

Adapted and Directed by Hershey Felder

“This is stunning theatre that will leave you emotionally breathless. Marvelously adapted and directed by Hershey Felder, Lisa Jura’s story is a theatrical experience not to be missed.”

- Broadway World

About The Pianist of Willesden Lane

Showtimes Calendar

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7:15pm Martini Night

Mingle with friends and enjoy a complimentary martini with your ticket purchase of The Pianist of Willesden Lane. Held in The New Vic courtyard 45-minutes prior to curtain on the second Friday of the run.
Friday, June 7, 2024
7:15 pm - 8:00 pm
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Fourteen-year-old Lisa Jura was a musical prodigy who hoped to become a concert pianist. But when Hitler’s armies advanced on pre-war Vienna, Lisa’s parents were forced to make a difficult decision. Able to secure passage for only one of their three daughters through the Kindertransport, they chose to send gifted Lisa to London for safety. As she yearned to be reunited with her family while she lived in a home for refugee children on Willesden Lane, Lisa’s music became a beacon of hope. A memoir of courage, survival, and the power of music to uplift the human spirit, this compelling tribute to one special young woman and the lives she touched will both educate and inspire audience members.

Grammy-nominated pianist Mona Golabek performs some of the world’s most beloved music as she shares her mother’s riveting true story of survival. The Pianist of Willesden Lane is infused with hope and invokes the life-affirming power of music.

Broadway World Feature 1/3/2024

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The Pianist of Willesden Lane Showtimes

There are several showtimes for The Pianist of Willesden Lane. Opening night will be February 3, 2024 and the show will run until February 18, 2024. View all the showtime offerings and purchase tickets so you will not miss out on this performance.

The running time of The Pianist of Willesden Lane is approximately 90 minutes with no intermission.

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Press & Reviews

“Told with exquisite beauty and breathtakingly simple benevolence by Golabek and Felder, two world-class talents who epitomize the concept of artistic collaboration trumping all obstacles.”

LA Backstage

“A stirring case of art preserving life… Golabek sitting down at the Steinway piano is enough to make your mouth fall open with a certain wonder at the way of the world.”

Chicago Tribune

Press

Reviews

“This is stunning theatre that will leave you emotionally breathless. Marvelously adapted and directed by Hershey Felder, Lisa Jura’s story is a theatrical experience not to be missed.”

Broadway World

“Told with exquisite beauty and breathtakingly simple benevolence by Golabek and Felder, two world-class talents who epitomize the concept of artistic collaboration trumping all obstacles.”

LA Backstage

“A stirring case of art preserving life… Golabek sitting down at the Steinway piano is enough to make your mouth fall open with a certain wonder at the way of the world.”

Chicago Tribune

Events & Talks

  • Opening Night

    February 3, 2024, 8:00pm

    Immediately following the performance of The Pianist of Willesden Lane, opening night attendees are treated to a festive post-show wine and hors d’oeuvre reception with the artists.

  • Pre-Show Talk

    February 7, 2024 and February 14, 2024 at 6:45pm

    Join Dramaturg Ward LeHardy for a free, lively, and informative half-hour talk in The New Vic courtyard before each Wednesday performance of The Pianist of Willesden Lane.

  • Martini Night

    February 9, 2024 at 7:15pm

    Mingle with friends and enjoy a complimentary martini with your ticket purchase of The Pianist of Willesden Lane. Held in The New Vic courtyard 45-minutes prior to curtain on the second Friday of the run.

  • Wednesday Matinee Tea Talk

    February 14, 2024 at 1:15pm

    Join us for a special conversation over tea with invited guest scholars to share their insights on a topic particular to The Pianist of Willesden Lane, as related to Santa Barbara history and culture.

  • Thursday Talkback

    February 15, 2024

    Immediately following the final Thursday evening performance of The Pianist of Willesden Lane, meet members of the cast and participate in an informal 20-30 minute Q&A about the show.

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