Saluting Two Of The Most Popular Contemporary Songwriters!
The Piano Men is a musical celebration of the 1970's- year by year, hit by hit- from the songs of Billy Joel and Elton John.
Dove Award nominee and Canadian Juno Award nominee, recording artist Jim Witter and his band lead an expertly crafted tour of an entire decade that begins with "Your Song" and winds us along on a musical time machine, saluting two of the century's most popular contemporary songwriters.
The Pianomen was one of the shows our audience enjoyed the most this season. I would highly recommend it! - Ken Coulter - Theatre Manger Oakville Centre
Utilizing rear-screen projection, we return to the newspaper headlines, the automobiles, the people, the events, the toys and even the TV shows that shaped a decade. Along the way, the sounds of "My Life", "Candle in the Wind", "Rocket Man", "Just the Way You Are", and many more classic hits create an evening that's just too much fun to let it end. By the time you hit 1979, you're begging these musicians to just move back to 1970 and start all over again. With Witter at the grand piano and his sizzling musicians on keyboards, guitar, bass, flute, sax and drums, the music is not an attempt to "recreate" or "mimic" the evening's long list of familiar hits. Instead, Witter unleashes his golden tenor on hit after hit to recreate fully-formed mental and emotional return visits to specific landmarks in a pop culture timeline.
Jim Witter’s interpretation of the music of Billy Joel and Elton John captivated our audience from the first note through to the 2nd encore. This unique show is an enjoyable journey through the 70’s that brought our guests to their feet. – Steve Billings - Ontario Lotteries and Gaming Corporation
Tickets: $37.75, $32.50, $27.25 (Online ticket prices include sales tax and $1 per ticket Capitol Preservation Fee.