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Deuces Wild returns to Holmes Theatre stage Saturday

Deuces Wild returns to the Holmes Theatre stage this Saturday, Feb. 16 for an 8 p.m. show. (Submitted photo)

There are dueling piano shows...and then there is Deuces Wild! It's a clap along, sing along musical comedy show and it's returning to Detroit Lakes' Historic Holmes Theatre this Saturday, Feb. 16 at 8 p.m.

For over 15 years Dave Eichholz and Ted Manderfield have traveled the country from coast to coast as the most sought after dueling piano act in the country.

Deuces Wild Dueling Pianos is a piano duo offering a Las Vegas-style show of comedy and extensive audience participation featuring an unlikely and surprising mix of music and parodies that range from classic rock and country to rap and show tunes. The key to their marathon of musical comedy, however, is the unabashed and completely liberated participation of audience members from 18 to 80.

The show takes on an organic nature, feeding not just on Eichholz's and Manderfeld's kinetic performing energy but on the audience's growing confidence and comfort level about the impromptu acting, dancing, or singing that is heartily welcomed by everyone in the house. Group toasts, good-natured ribbing of individual audience members put briefly under the glare of spotlights, and the firm yet gentle recruitment of reluctant show participants add to the camaraderie that develops during a Deuces Wild! Performance.

Tickets for Saturday's show are $30 for adults and $15 for students, and may be purchased online at, by phone at 218-844-7469, or at the Holmes Theatre box office located at 806 Summit Ave., Detroit Lakes. Tickets will also be available at the door the night of the show.

Vicki Gerdes

Staff writer at Detroit Lakes Newspapers for the past 18-plus years, currently editor of the entertainment and community pages as well as covering city council and the Detroit Lakes School Board. 

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