The ever-popular Deuces Wild Dueling Pianos of Dave Eichholz and Ted Manderfeld return to the Fargo Theatre on Friday, October 11, 2019, with special guest Michael Shynes.
For over 17 years, Dave and Ted have traveled coast to coast in the USA, Mexico, Canada, and Panama as the most sought after dueling piano act in the country. Their high energy mix of comedy, music and extensive audience participation makes this a show unlike any other! Clap along, laugh along and sing along with Dave & Ted, Deuces Wild!
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. Eichholz and Manderfeld are the members of Deuces Wild! Dueling Pianos, a piano duo offering 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.
Michael Shynes originally hails from Little Falls, Minn., and is currently based in the Twin Cities. Having broken ground in the major markets of Los Angeles, Chicago and New York City over the past year, Shynes is a talent to watch in the years to come. Vastly emerging from his humble beginnings as a singer/songwriter in a small central Minnesota town, he has recently opened up for Eric Hutchinson and Tyler Hilton and has begun actively touring nationally. All the while he continues to independently write and produce his own albums and maintain the down to earth nature that enables him to fully appreciate every part of the musical journey.”
IF YOU GO
DEUCES WILD DUELING PIANOS with Special Guest Michael Shynes