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.
"The score is a knockout… touching, clever, theatrical…wonderful!" - Michael Feinstein
Pomeranz’s versatility extends writing, music and acting…a dazzling score, a clever script and a whole lot of talent…A MUST SEE! - Adelaide Theater Guide
"David Pomeranz is wonderfully talented!" - Mel Brooks
"Pulsating…vibrant…progresses at a terrific pace with moments of pathos just like a Chaplin movie."
- The Herald
"Compelling.” - In Daily Adelaide Independent News
"A Wide-ranging piece of work combining exuberance, charm and poignancy." - London Guardian
"A great voice, staggering virtuosity on the piano, loads of charm and the ability to play forty roles in his musical, Chaplin: A life in Concert - what more could you ask for? A truly terrific musical score, certainly one of the best I have heard in many years. Great entertainment (with) genuine show stoppers and, if you love Musicals, this (is) a real treat."
- Melbourne Stage Whisperers
"Pomeranz has written some exhilarating songs, which could easily become instant classics." - Stage and Television Today
"Pomeranz's 'Chaplin' is absolutely exquisite. Bravo!" - The Barefoot Review
"I would give up all of my awards, and they are many, if I could do what David Pomeranz can do with his music."
-Sir Richard Harris
"This young man has captured the soul of the man I knew so well." - Jerry Epstein (Charlie's Associate Producer and "right hand" for more than 30 years)
"Straight from the heart…brilliant!" - Southern Evening Echo
"Pomeranz is a talented, energetic performer
with a knack for evoking audience response...
...a truly exciting artist." ~ Billboard Magazine
"David Pomeranz, Live in Concert is a brilliantly entertaining 90-minute one-man show written by and starring, Multi Platinum award-winning Recording Artist and Songwriter, David Pomeranz.
Hailed by Billboard Magazine as "…truly an inspiring artist… one of our finer voices…", David Pomeranz has lived ten lifetimes in one. From his beginnings in New York singing duets with his father at age nine, through his crazy Rock and Roll college days and first recording contract at age 19, David has since performed for Heads of State, contributed his talents to some of the most popular entertainment projects of all time ("American Idol", "Big", "Perfect Strangers", "The Summer Olympic Games", Will and Grace", etc.) and has written hits for and performed with the biggest names in Show Business including Bette Midler, Freddy Mercury, Clay Aiken, Mel Brooks, Kenny Rogers, Isaac Hayes, Richie Sambora (of Bon Jovi), The Hollies, Sir Laurence Olivier, Steven Seagal, Chick Corea, Richard Harris, Kathie Lee Gifford, Glen Campbell, Kenny Loggins, Cliff Richard, John Denver, The Muppets, Randy Newman, The Carpenters, Tim Curry, Air Supply, Grover Washington Jr., George Benson, Steve Martin, Richard Marx and Barry Manilow (whose renditions of David's, "Tryin' To Get The Feeling Again" and "The Old Songs" were both Number One hits.)
David draws back the curtain and shares the stories behind the music, his encounters with the stars with whom he has collaborated and reveals a fascinating musical world of one artist's dedication, humor, passion, heartache and triumph that you and your family will want to visit again and again.
"Where has David Pomeranz been all our life? The artist easy rapport virtually embraced the listeners." - Boston Globe
"A skillful storyteller and consummate showman, Pomeranz delighted the packed house with quirky banter and flare with a charming combination of humor and humility. He creates an exciting world." - Music Connection Magazine
"Pomeranz is a talented, energetic performer with a knack for provoking audience response…he left the audience craving more… A truly exciting artist whose work speaks volumes." - Billboard Magazine
"It is difficult to open one's heart and soul before an audience and to project the honesty and the emotional sensitivity that Pomeranz possesses…" - San Francisco Examiner