Have you ever thought about the important role music plays in scary movies and shows? It can create an eerie atmosphere and build suspense. So, in the spirit of the season, check out “Ghouling Pianos,” an interactive musical comedy experience.

Courtesy of Midwest Dueling Pianos

By Peg Cameron Gill

“Ghouling Pianos,” a special Halloween edition of Midwest Dueling Pianos, will have you singing, shouting, dancing, and howling. 

Join the audience on Thursday, Oct. 26 at the West Plains Civic Center Theater at 7 PM for a night of madcap musical meandering. 

The audience steers the direction the show takes by writing their favorite songs on request slips and bringing them up to the performers at the pianos.

The talented young entertainers then perform the song requests while urging the audience to join in the fun. 

You’ll be amazed at how many favorite, well-known rock, R&B, and rap songs can actually be performed on the piano! To make things even more fun and interactive, some audience members may be brought up onto the stage to become part of the performance.

Think about some of the perfect songs you could request: “Monster Mash”, “Ghostbusters”, “Superstition”, “Werewolves of London”, ”Zombie”, “Thriller”, “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper” and more. And who could forget “Time Warp?”

“Ghouling Pianos” is a great family-friendly show! The request-driven format spans generations, keeping everyone from a great grandma to a fidgety four-year-old engaged and focused. The  players know a wide repertoire of songs – from classic standards to the “Sponge Bob Square Pants” theme song.

The entertainment company has recruited and trained some of the best young pianists in the country – all veterans of the dueling piano industry.

Even though Midwest Dueling Pianos is based in Michigan, it has teams of talent stationed across the country ready to bring its inventive, unpredictable, entertainment events to different cities.

So far, the company has entertained over 1,000 satisfied clients, in over 500 cities in 37 states,  playing everything from corporate events, to weddings, to civic and college shows.

So if you’re ready to hear some haunting melodies, make plans to attend “Ghouling Pianos!”

If you go, plan for a post-show treat! Whip up this incredible Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cake ahead of time. Who knows? You might get called up onstage to participate in the dueling delirium and have a taste for a sweet end to the evening!

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