Date(s) & Time(s)::
January 25, 2013 at 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM
Location: Schorr Family Firehouse Stage 46-48 Willow St. Johnson City, NY 13790
Phone: 607-772-2404 ext. 301
LUDWIG LIVE! at the Schorr Family Firehouse Stage
Johnson City – He composed the greatest symphonies ever written. He’s the bridge from classical music to romantic music. He’s the most important musical genius of all time. What’s next for Ludwig van Beethoven? His own nightclub act, of course.
Ludwig Live! was created by 5-time Emmy Award winner Nancy Holson, well known for her hit comedy, The News in Revue, which ran for 15 seasons (1993 to 2007) in the Berkshires, Off Broadway and across the country and in a series of nationally broadcast PBS specials.
You will never hear more inventive laugh out loud lyrics sung to tunes such as Moonlight Sonata, Für Elise, Minuet in G, the Fifth Symphony, Pathetique and the Piano Sonata Number 14 in C Sharp Minor! This is a show for people who appreciate classical music, political satire and pure farce.
As part of their Laugh Out Loud series, The Goodwill Theatre will present “LUDWIG LIVE!” written by Nancy Holson starring James Higgins and Gillian Hassert Friday, January 25th at 7 p.m. at the Schorr Family Firehouse Stage.
In this hysterically funny 2-person comedy cabaret, the infamously temperamental Immortal Genius holds court at the grand piano and shows off his zany side…crooning his way through his greatest hits.
The premise of the show is the debut of Beethoven’s modern-day cabaret act, but the entire cast and theatre staff except for the stage manager have quit. Beethoven insists that the “show must go on” and coerces the stage manager into playing all the parts. What follows is a hilarious send-up of Beethoven’s life and times, his opinions on today’s politicians, the last 200 years in music, and scores of celebrities past and present, from Mozart and Papa Haydn to Elvis Presley and Sarah Palin.
“If you like Forbidden Broadway, Victor Borge or Saturday Night Live, you will love this. You don’t need to know much about classical music, but if you do, you will love it even more…” says CEO Naima Kradjian.
For more information on LUDWIG LIVE! please visit www.ludwiglive.com
Tickets for LUDWIG LIVE! are $15 for adults and $12 for senior citizens and students. Reservations, and information on all shows, are available by calling the Goodwill Theatre Box Office at (607) 772-2404, ext. 301. You can also purchase tickets on their website: www.goodwilltheatre.net. Tickets, if still available, will also be sold at the door, one hour before show time.
The Schorr Family Firehouse Stage, located at 46-48 Willow Street in Johnson City, accepts cash, checks and all major credit cards. Doors open approximately one hour before show time. General Seating is based on a first-come; first-served policy. Refreshments will be available for sale.
The Schorr Family Firehouse Stage is the first performance venue of the Goodwill Theatre Performing Arts Complex & Professional Training Facility. It is located on the corner of Corliss Avenue and Willow Street in Johnson City. Patrons are advised to enter the facility through the parking lot on Corliss Avenue. Parking is available in a small lot at the theatre, and a new lot along the side of the building, on-street, and in various Village municipal lots within two blocks of the theatre. For more information, interested persons can contact the Goodwill Theatre Box Office at (607) 772-2404, ext. 301, or visit: www.goodwilltheatre.net