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Robbie Ellis, from the Piano

March 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

| $30




Robbie Ellis is a creative powerhouse whose various roles encompass “comedy songmaker,” music director, composer, and broadcaster.

In his “Saturday Night Lights” appearance at the Baker Community Center, Robbie will dazzle you with the creativity and musicianship of his comedy songs, performed from the piano. His between-songs banter will further reveal Robbie’s comedic skills, which include stand-up, sketch, improv, and cabaret.

A native of New Zealand now living in Chicago, Robbie Ellis has been described by Radio New Zealand as “the New Zealand Noel Coward, the kiwi Cole Porter, the Tom Lehrer from Takapuna.” In his own words, Robbie confesses, “I write about subject matter that irritates me. I like playing with language, with multiple languages, and offbeat musical styles.”

As a composer, Robbie writes works for orchestra, chamber ensembles, choirs and classical soloists, in addition to the comedy songs he writes for his own performances.

If you’re a WFMT-FM radio listener, you’re familiar with Robbie Ellis as a classical music program host. In addition to presenting music during various time slots throughout the week, Robbie Ellis hosts WFMT’s Introductions program, profiling young Chicago-area musicians, and Sunday Afternoons with Robbie Ellis.

Upon arriving to attend “Robbie Ellis from the Piano,” you’ll receive coupons for three complimentary beverages, including wine and beer. You’re probably going to need them. Just saying.


While it’s difficult to find one song that represents Robbie Ellis, we’re going with this one, “Book Club.” Enjoy.


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101 S. Second St.
St. Charles, IL 60174 United States
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