One actor, one piano, one unforgettable performance. This is “Chaplin – A Life. In Concert”, a unique evening of Musical Theater which dramatizes, in song, the life story of the brilliant artist, Charlie Chaplin.
The show stars multi platinum award-winning Performer/Composer, David Pomeranz (who also created the Music and Lyrics and collaborated on the Book with Emmy Winner , Steven David Horwich) who portrays more than 40 of the colorful characters in Charlie’s life.
“Chaplin – A Life. In Concert” opens backstage at the Academy Awards ceremony in 1971 where Chaplin is to receive an honorary Life Achievement Award. Having been falsely accused of being a Communist and banned from re-entry into the United States 20 years earlier, the 82 year old Chaplin is both bitter and afraid as to how he’ll be accepted by the crowd. He struggles with what to say to them when accepting the award (“Should I weep with delight or should I cry out with rage?”) Left alone to rest, he falls asleep and, as he recounts the events that lead him to this fateful moment, it finally becomes clear what he must do.
Part Concert; part Stage Musical, “Chaplin – A Life. In Concert” is an imaginative, emotional and inspiring journey that leaves the audience walking on air, humming its tunes, and in love with the artistry of the Chaplin.