Deuces Wild!

Friday, February 17, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.

Buy tickets at www.dlccc.org/holmes.html

Deuces Wild! Dueling Pianos defies all expectations and experiences in a dueling piano show. Dave and Ted take you on a vari ety class act adventure, where the audience paves the way to a wild and zany performance.

For a pair of self-taught pianists from Minnesota, David Charles Eichholz and Ted Manderfeld have mastered the sophisticated nuances of burlesque's best ribald and bawdy traditions, which made Las Vegas and Paris famous. Deuces Wild! Dueling Pianos offers a Las Vegas-style show of comedy and extensive audience participation featuring an unlikely and surprising mix of music and parodies that range from classic rock and country to rap and show tunes. The key to their marathon of musical comedy, however, is the unabashed and completely liberated participation of audience members from 18 to 80.

The show takes on an organic nature, feeding not just on Eichholz's and Manderfeld's kinetic performing energy but on the audience's growing confidence and comfort level about the impromptu acting, dancing, or singing that is heartily welcomed by everyone in the house. Group toasts, good-natured ribbing of individual audience members put briefly under the glare of spotlights, and the firm yet gentle recruitment of reluctant show participants add to the camaraderie that develops during a Deuces Wild! performance.

Sponsored by Evco.