Nashville - In October 2007 in front of a sold out audience at the Belcourt Theater in Nashville "Big Daddy Cool" John B. Pyka announced to the world that "Tonight marks my return!" On March 28th he will follow through with that promise with the debut of a brand new theatrical stage production called Larger Than Life.
Larger Than Life stars "Big Daddy Cool & The Kittens" and is the theatrical fusion of magic, music, and theater - and so much more. "Most people recognize the character of Big Daddy Cool as the star of the magic musical Swingin' At The Roxy" says Pyka, "but this production goes far beyond the zoot suited swing magic I've become known for." While Larger Than Life does include what Pyka calls "classic BDC," it also includes pop music and cutting edge contemporary magic, magical interpretations of classic Broadway songs, and a few other treats and surprises for longtime fans. As is John's style, all of the magic will be accompanied by soaring vocal music and high energy dance. It will be a complete Las Vegas styled variety review for a grown-up audience but with something everyone will love.
Joining John onstage are his magical assistant Krista Chilton, and The Kittens: Michele Timbres, Jessica Ottow, and Candice Byrd. Rounding out the troupe is long-time collaborator Patricia Lefler, who will perform and serve as choreographer. In 2000 Patricia and John collaborated to create the hit magic musical Swingin' At The Roxy, but it has been over five years since the pair have worked together. "Patricia was one of the key ingredients to making Roxy a smash hit" says Pyka. "Having her as a part of this new production is a true thrill!"
Larger Than Life debuts at the Center For The Arts in Murfreesboro March 28th at 7PM. Tickets are $15 and are available by calling the Center's box office at 615-904-ARTS. For more information about John B. Pyka, visit www.johnpyka.com.