sarah hagen: "Perk up, pianist!"
“Her comic timing is as solid as her musical meter. ”
— The Edmonton Journal
Often referred to as the next Victor Borge, Sarah Hagen has transformed her award-winning role as “concert pianist” into a stand-up, or rather, sit-down comedy. Pairing anecdotes from the road with some of her favourite pieces by Chopin, Debussy, and Liszt, Sarah takes audiences deep inside the world of a classical musician as she shares her earnest efforts to keep her spirits up in the midst of troublesome times. Part storytelling and part recital, “Perk up pianist!” has been described as “one of the best hours I’ve ever spent at the Fringe” [The Coast (Halifax)].
“Her comic timing is as solid as her musical meter.” - The Edmonton Journal
Directed by Rick Roberts
Created, written and performed by Sarah Hagen, with original compositions