2 Pianos 4 Hands

September 6 — November 3, 2019
Stackner Cabaret

Approximate Running Time: 2hrs with one intermission
Recommended Age: 12 and up

Executive Producers
Bob Balderson · Karen & Mark Bitzan · Kris & Wayne Lueders

Associate Producers
Wendy & Warren Blumenthal

Part of the Camille & David Kundert Stackner Season


A Comedic Classical Music Duel

For anyone who ever dreamed big—and then didn’t quite make it – comes the riotous story of two childhood friends who spent years chasing the same goal: concert pianist stardom.

Two actors, two pianos, and dozens of characters grace the stage in this hilarious portrayal of pushy parents, eccentric teachers, and the triumphs and tortures of being extraordinarily good musicians. Featuring the music of Bach, Beethoven, Billy Joel, Jerry Lee Lewis and more, this wildly popular show not only hits all the right notes, it tickles the ivories and your funny bone too.

“Fresh and deliciously entertaining” — The Toronto Star

Artists
Headshot photo of
Joe Kinosian*
Ted/Music Director
Headshot photo of
Ben Moss*
Richard
Headshot photo of
Laura Braza
Director

Michelle Lilly
Scenic Designer
Nicholas Hartman
Costume Designer
Jared Gooding
Lighting Designer
Erin Paige
Sound Designer
Frank Honts
Casting Director
Micha Espinosa
Voice Coach
David Hartig*
Stage Manager
Abbi Hess
Stage Management Resident

* Member of Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

Events
Audio-Described Performance
Sunday, September, 15, 7pm

Patrons of this performance may receive an earpiece, providing live description of the action on stage. Check in at the Concierge Desk pre-show to pick up your earpiece.

Audio-Described Performance
Reviews
"From the silliness of boyhood lessons to earnest auditions and some wonderfully rich Bach at the close of the show, the two actors prove to be as versatile at the pianos as they are as actors."
"Played—literally and figuratively—to delightfully comedic effect by Joe Kinosian and Ben Moss" 
"It’s a beautifully fluid back-and-forth that plays like an onstage tennis match." 
"Big-scale entertainment, full of laughs…Sensational acting! Dazzling piano playing!" 
"Full of comic moments… Mr. Kinosian and Mr. Moss are exceedingly talented piano players and actors." 
"Funny, heartrending tribute to the piano and those who devote their lives to its mastery…" 
"It's just plain fun…" 
Photos
Milwaukee Repertory Theater presents 2 Pianos 4 Hands by Ted Dykstra and Richard Greenblatt in the Stackner Cabaret September 8 – November 3, 2019 featuring Joe Kinosian (left) and Ben Moss (right). Photo by Michael Brosilow.
Milwaukee Repertory Theater presents 2 Pianos 4 Hands by Ted Dykstra and Richard Greenblatt in the Stackner Cabaret September 8 – November 3, 2019 featuring Joe Kinosian (left) and Ben Moss (right). Photo by Michael Brosilow
Milwaukee Repertory Theater presents 2 Pianos 4 Hands by Ted Dykstra and Richard Greenblatt in the Stackner Cabaret September 8 – November 3, 2019 featuring Joe Kinosian (left) and Ben Moss (right). Photo by Michael Brosilow.
Milwaukee Repertory Theater presents 2 Pianos 4 Hands by Ted Dykstra and Richard Greenblatt in the Stackner Cabaret September 8 – November 3, 2019 featuring Ben Moss (left) and Joe Kinosian (right). Photo by Michael Brosilow.
Milwaukee Repertory Theater presents 2 Pianos 4 Hands by Ted Dykstra and Richard Greenblatt in the Stackner Cabaret September 8 – November 3, 2019 featuring Ben Moss (left) and Joe Kinosian (right). Photo by Michael Brosilow.
Milwaukee Repertory Theater presents 2 Pianos 4 Hands by Ted Dykstra and Richard Greenblatt in the Stackner Cabaret September 8 – November 3, 2019 featuring Joe Kinosian (left) and Ben Moss (right). Photo by Michael Brosilow.