Sarah Hagen has expanded her horizons, branching out to combine her extraordinary musical talents with her wry sense of humour to create a brand new persona as comedian. Photo submitted

Hagen’s comedic side takes the stage Saturday

Comox Valley’s own Sarah Hagen returns to the Valley for a unique performance in the Live At Fanny Bay Hall concert series on Saturday, May 5.

Best known for her role as a classical pianist, Hagen has expanded her horizons, branching out to combine her extraordinary musical talents with her wry sense of humour to create a brand new persona as comedian.

Often referred to as the next Victor Borge, Hagen has transformed her award-winning role as ‘concert pianist’ into a stand-up, or rather, sit-down comedian. Pairing anecdotes with music, her show, Perk up, pianist! 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.

Her show tells the tale of a touring classical musician remaining optimistic in the midst of challenging and often ridiculous situations.

As a classical performer, Hagen was awarded Ontario Contact’s Artist Of The Year in 2017, and BC Touring Council’s Artist Of The Year in 2015. She has played in Carnegie Hall as First Prize Winner in the 2013 Buono International Piano Competition.

This will be a delightful and unique evening of music and laughter.

The show starts at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m). All tickets are $20, on sale at Laughing Oyster Books in Courtenay, Weinberg’s Good Food in Buckley Bay, and Salish Sea Market in Bowser.

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