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David Maiocco

Becky Klose / Farmers Alley Theatre

One of today's foremost Liberace interpreters, David Maiocco says his depiction of the real-life entertainer draws on his own sense of innocent fun and the thrill of making people laugh. He and Jeremy Koch, Artistic Director of Farmers Alley Theatre, join Cara Lieurance for a conversation about this weekend's performances.

Derek Sterling

The legendary Liberace, who would have celebrated his 99th birthday next month, is the subject of a Farmers Alley Theatre production beginning April 27th, in collaboration with the Gilmore International Keyboard Festival

Pianist-performer David Maiocco is stepping into a role filled with warmth, glitz, talent and showmanship - and at the piano in WMUK's Takeda Performance Studio, he talks about the highs and lows of Liberace's life. Maiocco also includes some trademark tunes, including "Three Little Fishes," and a fantastical version of "Chopsticks." 

LIBERACE! will run April 27th through May 13th at 221 Farmers Alley in downtown Kalamazoo. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Farmers Alley Theatre Box Office at (269)343-2727 or by visiting www.farmersalleytheatre.com.