A smash hit theatrical production is playing at Mount Isa this Tuesday night, August 2..
Called Don’t Shoot Me, I’m Only the Piano Player, it was a runaway success in London's West End, at successive Edinburgh Festivals, at the Melbourne Comedy Festival and right across the USA.
Seen as a hilarious send-up of classical music, it has established Australian pianist, David Scheel, as the successor to the legendary entertainer Victor Borge.
The show features some beautiful music, and musical fun performed in so many accents/voices that David has also been compared to the late Robin Williams, and Peter Ustinov.
You can hear a familiar tune played in the styles of the old masters and an iPod; two famous pieces played simultaneously, one with the right hand, one with the left, plus his "translation" of the lyrics of Waltzing Matilda, which is already getting a reputation as a comedy classic.
The BBC Arts Review called Scheel “as funny as any, wittier than most, and, uniquely, a concert pianist of international stature...He stands alone, in a class of his own."
Don't Shoot Me, I'm Only the Piano Player is on at 7pm tonight at Mount Isa Civic Centre
Adult - $25.00
Concession (Student/Pensioner) - $20.00
Child (Ages 3-17) - $15.00
Family of 4 - $60.00
Groups/Table of 6+ - $20.00 per ticket