Napa Valley Register
"a spellbinder... had the audience on its feet, many in tears and all roaring with applause.... the spirit and the triumph of Lisa Jura’s story and the continuity that her daughter is here to tell it, put it at the top of my list this season."
San Francisco Chronicle
“astonishing tour de force….. stunningly good….. intimations of indomitable humanity never heard before”
"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.”
"spirit-raising….. most inspirational show on a Chicago stage."
Orange County Register
“What rockets it into the stratosphere of great theater, and great storytelling, is the presence of Mona Golabek in the role of Jura….a family portrait that's achingly personal …..deeply universal."
“This is stunning theater that will leave you emotionally
breathless…a theatrical experience not to be missed.”
Los Angeles Times
“The Pianist of Willesden Lane is an arresting, deeply affecting triumph.
...an undiluted privilege to witness.”
“The Pianist of Willesden Lane" is a touching and reassuring reminder that the ageless magnificence of great art can stubbornly, resolutely overshadow man's inhumanity to man. It's a message 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.”
Performing Arts Live
“It is a privilege to be in the audience! This is a must for all theater goers and is one of our FEATURED events.”
“And when it comes time for her to recreate her mother`s musical triumphs,
she comes through thrillingly on the grand piano, dashing off pieces by Bach, Debussy, Mozart
and Greig with astonishing skill and flair.”
"She reminds us of the transformative power of art in even the darkest of times."
“…Golabek brings all of the characters to life, and as she tells
her family story, it is difficult not to shed tears.”
L.A. Arts Online.com
“Los Angeles theater audiences have spoken and The Pianist of Willesden Lane is a hit!”
L.A. Times Sunday Conversations
“Mona Golabek is truly a woman of extraordinary talent. It is a rare
privilege and an exquisite opportunity to see somebody so close to the story
bring it so vividly to life.”
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You must.** “The Pianist of Willesden Lane” is theatre like you've
never seen it, music you've...
“Golabek delivers an exceptionally heartfelt daughter-to-mother tribute.”
“Mona Golabek... casts a magic spell over the audiences of The Pianist of Willesden Lane.”
“...gifted concert pianist and author Mona Golabek... It is a must-see production...”
The Theater Mirror, New England's LIVE Theater Guide
“It’s rare that a performer becomes so enmeshed in the character she's portraying,
she becomes that person's living, breathing personification. It's even more rare that the
audience, hypnotized by her stirring portrayal...”