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Prime Time Trio at LUHS on Nov. 13

November 12, 2019


Featuring Bobby van Deusen at the piano and vocals, bassist Steve Pikal and drummer Tony Martin, Prime Time Trio will perform at the Lakeland Union High School Theatre, 9753 State Hwy 70 West in Minocqua, at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 13. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.  Prime Time Trio plays in Minocqua as part of the Lakeland Performing Arts Association’s current series of concerts.

Van Deusen is based in Florida, but has been an occasional guest performer with the Barbary Coast Show Band. He really gets the audience involved by way of Sing-A-Longs and non-stop fun on stage and in the audience. Van Deusen is a Philadelphia native, and was trained classically at the Eastman School and the Curtis Institute.  In 1976 he turned pro and moved south migrating into the world of Dixieland and jazz piano. For many years he was a regular pianist for Pete Fountain, Al Hirt and other big names in New Orleans.  By the 1980s, van Deusen had become known as a major player and was touring with Sammy Davis, Jr. More recently, Bobby lives in Pensacola and plays throughout Florida and other parts of the country.

His song list is huge, including everything from the “Pink Panther” and “Alley Cat” to show tunes from “Sound of Music,” “Phantom,” “My Fair Lady,” “Oklahoma,” “Fiddler” and many others. 

As a bonus, Prime Time Trio will conduct a clinic for LUHS and other area students on the afternoon of the concert. This student educational opportunity has been sponsored by a special student education grant from the St. Matthias Thrift Shop and is eagerly anticipated by the students.

For tickets and further information, contact Kay Suffron 715-686-2668 or visit www.lakelandperformingarts.org. Season tickets and snowbird special price packages for the LPAA 2019-2020 season will also be available at the performance. Cost of ticket choices includes: Full season of six concerts for $70, three concerts of your choice for $50, or individual concert tickets are $25.  Special student pricing is always $5 and full season family tickets (two adults and children 18 and under) is $140 for six concerts.

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