Clever musical comedy ‘2 Pianos 4 Hands’ strikes just the right chord
A love letter and condemnation of classical musicianship at the same time, returning production 2 Pianos 4 Hands has arrived (with standing ovation) to grace the North Coast Repertory Theatre stage through January 1.
Any professional musician knows that the craft is demanding, gut wrenching, passion-inspiring, and invigorating. There are tireless hours of rehearsal, repertoire building, performance analysis, and aural skill development. And, in a field where achievement is earned due not only to talent, but also discipline, those who succeed are those who begin early, practice often, and who have the necessary drive to make it their life’s work. And thus, the story of two hopeful classical pianists, named after playwrights Ted Dykstra and Richard Greenblatt (and roughly based on their own formative experiences), unfolds...
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