DAVID GEIST in “SEND IN THE SOUNDS”
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 8pm
San Diego native David Geist has performed in over 30 Broadway shows including Cats, Wicked, and The Boy from Oz, to name only a few. Geist has also directed Broadway Divas Betty Buckley and Donna McKechnie in their own show-stopping concerts.
David’s show is a combination of piano playing, vocals and storytelling from a 21st Century master. His song list includes spellbinding versions of some of the most timely and wonderful music ever written alongside new and exciting original material.
No matter where Geist travels, Crawford High School in San Diego is always home.
GET TO KNOW THE ARTIST
A San Diego Native, David moved to New York in the 1990’s and took Broadway by storm. David is one of Broadway’s most celebrated musicians. Even though David has traveled the world performing in show stoppers, San Diego remains his home.
Send in the Sounds is a combination of piano playing, vocals and storytelling from a 21st Century master. His song list includes spellbinding versions of songs from Guys & Dolls, An American In Paris, and West Side Story among many others. Send in the Sounds also captures songs at the crossroads – where David plays “one of a kind” versions of some of the most timely and wonderful music ever written alongside new and exciting original material.
David has spent several years perfecting his craft in Santa Fe, New Mexico where he performs regularly at his own cabaret room Pranzo Geist Cabaret. David showcases showstoppers that he launched from many of the original Broadway productions he played for. He plays a whimsical and then intensely maddening version of “Memory” from Cats, delivers a fun, witty and charming version of “Tomorrow” from Annie and so much more!
Throughout the show, David shares a few of his own musical masterpieces including The Caged Bird Flies, where he pays a musical homage to Dr. Maya Angelou. David is also an illuminating storyteller!
For over 20 years, David worked as one of Broadway’s most celebrated musicians. He performed in over 30 Broadway shows including Sunset Blvd, Smokey Joe’s Café, Les Miserables and The Boy From Oz to name only a few. You’ll be amused. You’ll laugh. You’ll tap your toes. You’ll be transported to another time, another place. But above all else, you’ll leave the show feeling loved and light-hearted.
“David Geist is a splendid musician, arranger & coach! I’ve so enjoyed working with him. He wrote one of my favorite charts ever for my concert at Carnegie Hall for Broadway Cares Equity Fights Aids!” –Betty Buckley
“David Geist has an entire orchestra at his fingertips when he’s at the piano!!” –Lee Roy Reams
“From the very first rehearsal I knew I was in good hands with David Geist. Besides his positive energy, which is essential, he’s an excellent musician, who knows how to put a show together.” -Donna McKechnie
“David Geist is a genius. The world needs to know that David’s also a wonderful composer. This show should be seen by all.” -Kaye Ballard