He’s performed with Paloma Faith, Kate Ceberano and Sheridan Harbridge and now Steven Kramer will have the stage all to himself with the Melbourne premiere of his solo show Don’t Make Me Play Piano Man.
Don’t Make Me Play Piano Man will bring Steven back to Melbourne audiences with a show that celebrates the world’s great piano stars as he performs the eternal piano hits of the greats. Well, most of them, as Steven will happily play Elton John, Carole King and Peter Allen, anything but THAT Billy Joel song.
With Don’t Make Me Play Piano Man, the Sydney Conservatorium of Music graduate will showcase his cheeky, irreverent humour in a show that celebrates his up and down relationship with the piano and some of the instrument’s superstars.
What is it about THAT Billy Joel song?
“I wanted the challenge of doing a show that paid tribute to piano men without doing the one song that everyone would be expecting,” says Steven. “That song is a piano-bar cliché at this point, and when you’re trying to rekindle a relationship the last thing you want is to be doing the same old thing you’ve always done. But who knows? I might change my mind.”
Midsumma Festial audiences will just have to check out Don’t Make Me Play Piano Man to find out if he’ll play THAT song.
Steven Kramer: Don’t Make Me Play Piano Man
April 30 – May 2