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Thursday, November 3, 2011

2 Pianos 4 Hands Extends Run in Toronto



2 Pianos 4 Hands

adds 2 more weeks 4 their fans!

Now onstage until December 4th

at the Panasonic Theatre

"Magical! Laugh-out-loud funny! Poignant! Perfect! Don't miss these farewell performances!"
(Four out of Four Stars) Globe and Mail

"Fresh and Deliciously Entertaining."
(Four out of Four Stars) Toronto Star

"2 Pianos 4 Hands - 1 Great Show! Ted Dykstra and Richard Greenblatt are Superb!"
(Five out of Five Stars) Toronto Sun

The reviews are in and after critical acclaim, Ted and Richard are adding 2 weeks 4 their fans, now untilDecember 4th. After Toronto, 2P4H heads off to Ottawa in January and a Japanese tour in the spring.

After performing their popular smash-hit comedy 2 Pianos 4 Hands to critical acclaim the world over, Dora Award-winning creators and performers, Ted Dykstra and Richard Greenblatt have returned home to perform their landmark work one final time. Piano students in their youth, Ted and Richard are now the parents/teachers they once had.

2 Pianos 4 Hands is a warm and funny musical entertainment about two lifetime obsessions with 88 piano keys. It’s a story of aspiring talents, teachers, lessons and competitions, and a not-to-be-missed classic of Canadian theatre.

Originally produced in 1996 at the Tarragon Theatre, and for a return engagement in 1997, 2P4H went on the Royal Alexandra Theatre for a 6-week engagement in 1998, and then for 4 weeks at the Elgin Theatre in 2003.

The winner of the 1996 Dora Award for Outstanding Production, and arguably the most successful play in the history of Canadian theatre, 2 Pianos 4 Hands has played off-Broadway, Washington’s Kennedy Center, the West End and in Tokyo. Since its humble Toronto premiere 2 Pianos 4 Hands has had 5000+ performances at more than 200 theatres worldwide.

2 Pianos 4 Hands is the riotous tale of two boys in Canada, Ted and Richard, sharing the same goal: concert pianist stardom. They work fervently towards their dream amidst pushy parents, eccentric teachers, hours of repetitive practice, stage fright, the agony of competitions and the dream of greatness.

Two actors, two pianos and many, many characters grace the stage as fifteen years of learning the art of piano playing unfolds. From classical to pops to jazz, the play provides the chance for two performers to give their all in a 120-minute virtuoso performance.

As they mature, Ted and Richard become more aware of the gap between the very good and the great, and come to the humbling realization that greatness may be out of reach.

2 Pianos 4 Hands captures the humour that comes with learning to play the piano, the sense of loss of eventually learning to let go of the dream, as well as the joy of always having music in ones life.

Now onstage until December 4th

Panasonic Theatre

Tickets for 2 Pianos 4 Hands are now on sale

Tickets $39.00 to $74.00

Phone 416-872-1212 or 1-800-461-3333



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