2 Pianos, 4 Hands

As any student, parent, or teacher learns early on, a life dedicated to music is filled with hazards, both real and imagined—but the payoffs for those who are able to share in this world are enormous. In the Denver Center Theatre Company's current production of 2 Pianos, 4 Hands, we relive the ups and downs of two piano students as they make their way along this difficult path.

Photo of Carl J. Danielsen as Richard and Mark Anders as Ted
Carl J. Danielsen as Richard
and Mark Anders as Ted
Photo by Terry Shapiro
Mark Anders and Carl J. Danielsen, two very talented actors/musicians, perform all the roles as well as the music selections, including works from Mozart, Beethoven, Bach, Chopin, Liszt, and Shubert, as well as Frank Loesser and Hoagy Carmichael and Richard Rogers and Lorenz Hart. The staging and intercut story lines are engaging, and the music is
recital quality.

At a time when so many so-called educators, and indeed civilization itself, has lost sight of the value of music in the development of character, 2 Pianos, 4 Hands is an important reminder and tribute to this crucial human expression. It runs through April 26th. 303-893-4100.

Bob Bows


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