The show that made David Scheel's reputation in the West End of
London and at 3 consecutive Edinburgh Festivals comes to Noosa Arts
Theatre for two shows only - Sunday 7 March at 2pm and 7.30pm.
Don't Shoot Me ...features a piece by Andrew Lloyd Webber and a piece by Bach, played at the same time, one with the right hand, the other with the left; a popular folk tune played in the style of Mozart, Rachmaninoff, a Sony Walkman blues, delicious comedy routines on anything from corporate sponsorship to supermarket culture; and of course David's "comedy classic" his translation of the lyrics of Waltzing Matilda.
Don't Shoot Me... saw David being dubbed the new Victor Borge very early on in his career, but pure music lovers will not be short changed, for when David starts to play a piece seriously, he actually finishes it!
After the sell-out success last year, David Scheel returns with his new show on a grand piano.
David Scheel offers a revealing insight into the art of the pianistcomposer, and he should know, because he is one of a mere handful of musicians who are keeping that art alive.
David is best known for concerts in which he mercilessly sends up classical music, and there will be no shortage of hilarious stories in this musical offering, either; but The Art of the Pianist Composer also has a serious side.
Performed on a grand piano courtesy of Nigel Bland’s Piano Warehouse
"Brilliant Mayhem! He is a master of Improvisation, accents, comedy and downright beautiful music." The Adelaide Advertiser
"A slick combination of quicksilver comedy with splendid piano playing... distinguished, complex, intelligent and very funny." [Time Out, London, October 1991]
David Sheel is probably better known overseas than in his native Australia. Born in Adelaide he moved to England in 1982 where he pursued a triple career as actor, concert pianist and broadcaster.
He returned to Australia 18 months ago and has worked extensively on Radio National's The Box Seat, as well as devising and presenting Ivory Merchants, a history of pianists, which was aired on ABCClassic FM last year. He is currently touring nationally.
Don't Shoot Me, I'm only the Piano Player
two shows only - Sunday 7 March at 2pm and 7.30pm
Tickets: $28.00 adults $24.00 concessions $22.00 members $18.00 students.
Bookings: 5449 9343 or on line at; www.noosaartstheatre.org.au or at theatre Wed to Sat 9am to noon.
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