All theRightNotes back at The Globe

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When Kane Par­sons presents All The Right Notes, he’s sharp but never flat.

Kane’s leg­endary show, in­spired by the great Dan­ish pi­anist/ co­me­dian, Vic­tor Borge, Is re­turn­ing, bet­ter than ever.

Kane, who’s Pro­gramme Leader for Per­for­mance at Ucol, pi­o­neered his show both at The Globe and Re­gent On Broad­way sev­eral years ago and now he’s re­fin­ing it for a re­peat sea­son.

All the Right Notes will be staged at The Globe from De­cem­ber 15-18 at 7.30pm and De­cem­ber 17 at 2pm.

‘‘My show has evolved. I’ve re­tained the favourites that peo­ple re­mem­ber, fo­cused on my pi­ano skills and in­tro­duced some 21st cen­tury magic,’’ Kane says.

Us­ing his tal­ent as a co­me­dian, singer, teacher, com­pere and mu­si­col­o­gist, Kane has cre­ated his one-man show which owes its unique­ness to the Clown Prince of Den­mark, Vic­tor Borge, who per­formed at the Re­gent 30 years ago.

‘‘Borge, at his height, would take a piece of mu­sic, turn it in­side out, up­side down, back to front, then stitch it back to­gether again and play it flaw­lessly,’’ Kane says. ‘‘For 50 years he toured the world, in­clud­ing many vis­its to New Zealand, both as a solo pi­anist but of­ten with full orches­tra and so­prano soloist.’’

Kane hopes to cre­ate that magic in his own dis­tinc­tive way. He has built a team around him, led by direc­tor, Craig Geenty, to present a vis­ual sym­phony which in­cludes pro­jec­tion and, light­ing.

While Kane is known as a comedic pi­anist, there’s also a se­ri­ous mu­si­cian in­side of him. In his own unique way he wants to ed­u­cate his au­di­ence about well­known com­posers, their foibles, fail­ures and fame.

‘‘This is a show for all gen­er­a­tions. Older peo­ple will re­call the an­tics of Vic­tor Borge while younger peo­ple will be in­tro­duced to his ex­clu­sive tal­ent and breadth of clas­si­cal mu­sic that we will demon­strate in our own dis­tinc­tive way,’’ Kane says.

‘‘It’s the ideal show for Christ­mas, pro­vid­ing fun and amuse­ment for the whole fam­ily.’’

Kane has played lead­ing and sup­port­ing roles in a num­ber of lo­cal shows such as Buddy Holly, Godspell, Rocky Hor­ror, Hair and Man of La Man­cha.

Kane Par­sons will per­form at the Globe.

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