Michael Berkeley

I Love A Piano  

Composer  Lyricist   Director   Musical Director   Vocal Coach  Pianist
Music by Irving Berlin
Created by Ray Roderick & Michael Berkeley
Musical Arrangements by Michael Berkeley

 is a new musical that looks at America through the perceptive and hopeful eyes of Irving Berlin. With over 60 great songs, this all singing, all dancing revue follows the journey of a piano from Tin Pan Alley to the present as it winds its way through the lives of Americans.

"When asked where Irving Berlin ranked in American music, fellow giant Jerome Kern famously said, 'Irving Berlin has no place in American music. He is American music.' The enduring truth of Kern's assessment underpins the showbiz panache of  I LOVE A PIANO ...as invigorating a song-catalog revue as any since AIN'T MISBEHAVIN'."                   -Los Angeles Times

"An energetic, animated presentation of nearly 60 of Berlin's tunes!"       -Variety

"I LOVE A PIANO captures the joy, wit, and nostalgia of Berlin's melting pot ideal."  
                                                                             -Colorado Drama

"You will love I LOVE A PIANO!"          
  -Showtime Magazine

"If you're looking for a shot of vibrant good spirits set to Berlin's jazzy masterpieces,
I LOVE A PIANO is a powerhouse of delights."          -EDGE Boston 

"Roderick and Berkeley have captured both the astonishing range of Berlin's musical styles

and the cleverness of his simple rhymes, which makes it easy to understand why the songwriter 

remains a national treasure... Roderick and Berkeley clearly had fun selecting the 60 songs they 

include in the show, which range from the familiar Always, White Christmas, and There's No 

Business Like Show Business to the quirky Pack Up Your Sins and Go to the Devil, Snookie Ookums, 

and the haunting Russian Lullaby...   Berkeley's musical medleys keep the tunes moving quickly...                

                                                                                                                             -Boston Globe

For licensing information, please visit Rodgers & Hammerstein Theatricals 
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