Saturday, May 26, 2018

Pianos to the Death Game Show at Fringe

Pianos to the Death Game Show is the deadliest, rocking game show, where three musicians play their way to survival, and the best part - the judges are you, the live studio audience! Join our Host and his sexy assistants on stage, as you help choose the music, get in on the action, and even pick a demise or two! All in this blood pumping spectator game, where you decide who drops the beat, or just drops dead. Isn't it time for you to be in control?

Producer, Sarah Hester Ross, from Orlando, FL was one of the contestants. She had fiery red hair, an amazing voice and some real talent behind the keyboard. When we entered the black box theater, two fit trim and silver clad performers worked the crowd up into a frenzy. Since we were a studio audience, we had to bring the energy up like in professional wrestling. There were two pianists competing and a drummer, who acted as judge. I didn't fully understand the rules. Contestants kept changing seats, so I never did sketch the male drummer. 

The competition was  fierce and the energy high. Midway through the competition two people were pulled from the audience to dance suggestively. Bikini Katie was  one of the people pulled from the audience and she shocked us all with her stellar twerking abilities. Two guys were pulled from the audience to dance suggestively in front of a woman and their performances were lackluster in comparison. Regardless the results were hilarious and fun to watch.

The ending of the show in which performers were electrocuted for loosing was hard to swallow. Perhaps it is too soon after Pulse, but the thought of finding gratuitous violence funny or entertaining left me uncomfortable. Pam suggested that a pie in the face would be more satisfying. Despite this, the show was highly entertaining and there was some real powerhouse talent showcased. I give the show 4 out of 5 pianos.

Pianos to the Death Game Show is in the Green Venue at the Orlando Reertory Theater, 1001 E Princeton St, Orlando, FL. Tickets are $12 plus a $10 Fringe button needed to get into any Fringe show.

Remaining  show dates are:
5:00 PM

Prints are available for each sketch for $250 and many originals can be purchased for $400. White museum grade shadow box frames are $100 more. You can e-mail Thor at

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