Dueling Pianos returns to Fort Sill
March 7, 2013
By Monica Wood
Make plans to attend the Beef and Burgundy night and enjoy a show with Dueling Pianos at the historic Patriot Club March 15.
Cocktails are at 5 p.m., dinner follows at 6 p.m., and the show starts after the meal. The menu includes prime rib, a baked potato bar, full salad bar, fresh baked rolls, dessert station, wine and beverages.
The Dueling Pianos tour is a high-energy, sing-along, clap-along, rock 'n' roll, comedy piano show. A typical dueling piano show normally features two professional piano players with their instruments and lots of audience participation which makes it an interactive show.
"Come out to the historic Patriot Club for an evening of great food and entertainment," said Shane Dunlevy, Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation community recreation chief event organizer. "This is an audience participation show with the piano players taking requests from all genres of music."
The entire event is driven by audience participation. The players will also do "bits," which are comedic routines or audience participation, many woven in the songs themselves. A commonly used bit can be found in the song "Joy to the World," by Three Dog Night, as one piano player will teach the crowd "sign language" that accompanies the song, and then bring up an audience member to demonstrate.
The show is brought to Fort Sill by the Army Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command and Fort Sill FMWR.
"With the diverse population we have locally, this show is perfect for all ages from young families to retirees," said Dunlevy.
The dinner and show are open to the public. Tickets are $25 per person or $30 with wine and are available at either Adventure Travel Office, on post in the Welcome Center, 4700 Mow-Way Road, or in Lawton at Central Mall.