Posted June 14, 2022
Ted Dykstra and Richard Greenblatt take Toronto by storm. Again.
After performing to standing ovations around the world since 1996, Ted and Richard slipped on their tuxedos once more for an exclusive presentation of their smash hit comedy,
2 Pianos, 4 Hands which opened at the Royal Alexandra Theatre to rave reviews.
Richard Greenblatt and Ted Dykstra are nothing short of amazing. Their timing is as impeccable able as their technique. They took me back down memory lane. They took every pianist in the audience and were spot on which made it more and more hilarious. I loved it and was so impressed at the incredulous speed. They are very funny but dead serious about keeping up with their technique, well, cause they have. Bravo Tutti gentlemen.
Jean Stilwell, The New Classical FM
More than just music, it’s a whole touching story… The body language of the Marx Brothers and the impertinence of ‘That 70s Show’.
Hadrien Volle, CBC/Radio-Canada
[Two Pianos, Four Hands] is consistently funny, occasionally moving, and full of wonderful excerpts of works from across classical, jazz, and popular music… Credit to Greenblatt and Dykstra – “Richard” and “Teddy” – for their technical proficiency, their belief in the power of music, and their ability to win over audiences, twenty-five years and running, with this little story of their lives at the keyboards.
Jeremy Gee, Toronto Guardian
Creative storytelling that tickles the ivories, the funny bone and the senses. 2 Pianos 4 Hands proves that physical comedy can be the perfect accompaniment to a clever narrative and beautiful music.
Bill Coulter, CP24
Those men are absolute masters of the keys!!!
Bonnie Morris, Sunview Press
5 stars out of 5 2 Pianos 4 Hands ( 2P4H) is a Canadian classic. It feels just as brilliant and fresh now as when it premiered in 1996… If you have seen the show before, you’ll want to see it again. If you haven’t seen it before, don’t miss it… For Toronto theatre-lovers it is a joy to see Dykstra and Greenblatt together on stage again… Though 2P4H is about piano playing, the show will appeal to anyone who has striven for excellence in any discipline. Chris Hoile, Stage-door.com
2 Pianos 4 Hands is pure joy. It results in a theatre full of smiling people jumping to their feet, clapping with enthusiasm… [It] is as fresh, moving and joyful as it was when it was first done all those years ago. Lynn Slotkin, the Slotkin Letter
Virtuoso performances by Ted Dykstra and Richard Greenblatt... 2 Pianos 4 Hands doesn’t skip a melodic beat. Guaranteed to put a smile on your face at the end.… 2P4H’s success lies all in its timing for comedy and poignancy. Wonderful.… Terrific. Welcome back, Greenblatt and Dykstra. 2P4H is stronger than ever. Joe Szekeres, OurTheatreVoice