Arts Updates and Events

Dueling Duo

dueling duoFor the past decade, the Dueling Duo has been setting the Midwest ablaze with its unique brand of all-request dueling pianos.  With over 1150 show in 8 states on their resume, the Duo is unparalleled with their combinations of musicianship, humor and songbook.  One of the most asked questions after a show, “how do you know every song?”  They say it is all by design and are constantly tweaking the catalog, learning new material as it shows up while also putting new spins on old favorites.

The transition from song to son is another show highlight.  While many shows offer medleys, they are typically well-rehearsed and planned out ahead of time, but not so with the Duo show.  Since the audience is choosing, they can amazingly wiggle their way in and out of whatever musical choices are thrown at them.  This makes every show special and different.

The Dueling Duo will be performing May 1 in Faulkton at the Faulkton Legion Hall under the sponsorship of the Faulkton Area Arts Council with the profits going toward providing Artists-In-Schools residencies for the students and other projects of the arts council.  As of this writing only a limited number of tickets were available.  You may contact Carrie Deiter for more information or private message her on Facebook. You can also find more information on the Arts Council Facebook page here!

murder mystery dinner theaterMurder Mystery Dinner Theatre

This year would typically be the year for the Faulkton Area Arts Council’s highly anticipated Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre, but with the country and all of us slowly trying to get past our pandemic crisis, it was decided to postpone the event until January of 2022.

This early spring event started back in 2005 when the arts council celebrated its 30th anniversary. It was an evening with a silent auction, a comedy show, dining and dancing and was a big hit with everyone and was nicknamed the “adult prom.” It was also a good fundraising vehicle for the arts council and that first year they donated the profits to the city to buy tables for the Community Center. In 2007 another similar evening was held and proved to be very successful. A “break” was taken for a few years and then Carrie Deiter brought the idea of a Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre to the arts council and in March of 2011 a new tradition was started that has grown to the every-other-year popular event it is today. It is considered “the” event of the year and brings people from all around the area. So, mark your calendars for January 0f 2022 when the MMDT returns to Faulkton!

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