WEST PLAINS, Mo. – Take a group of talented pianists, add some comedic antics, a good dose of audience participation and a little “friendly” competition, and you’ll come up with a highly entertaining evening with Midwest Dueling Pianos.
This highly sought after performance group will take the West Plains Civic Center theater stage Aug. 31 for a 7 p.m. performance sponsored by the Missouri State University-West Plains University/Community Programs (U/CP) Department. Tickets are $10 each and available through the West Plains Civic Center box office, 110 St. Louis St., from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays, or by phone at 417-256-8087. Missouri State-West Plains students with a BearPass ID will be admitted free.
This Rochester, Michigan-based group uses audience participation to create an exciting, hilarious and fun musical experience that can be enjoyed by all ages, organizers said. Musicians take song requests from audience members, then dive into a hilarious – and talented – competition, pitting the pianists against each other to see who does the best rendition of the requested song.
The young, energetic entertainers can perform a wide range of musical selections – from today’s hits to songs as far back as audiences can remember, giving them an evening of comedy and music that won’t soon be forgotten, organizers said.
“We contracted with this group in 2015, and the audience found them to be both hilarious and incredibly talented,” said Brenda Polyard, U/CP director. “Come join us and enjoy these wonderfully talented artists who have a large range of music in their repertoire.”
For more information about Midwest Dueling Pianos, visit www.midwestduelingpianos.com. For more information about the Aug. 31 performance in West Plains, call 417-255-7966. Additional information about other upcoming U/CP events can be found at www.wp.missouristate.edu/ucp.