David Scheel
Here's What Audiences Said
Some of the most revealing — and satisfying — comments are made during the 'meet and greet' sessions when the performer meets the audience and theatre staff after the show. Here's a selection of 10 from what people said and where they said it. (The abbreviation AM is used for 'audience member')
"You're funnier than Tim Winton!" [AM: His Majestys Theatre, Perth]
"Your show is my number one pick in the West End" [Actor Jack Lemmon, during David's first London West End season]
"Thank you, thank you, thank you, a most wonderful performance!" [Manager, Kerr Cultural Centre, Scottsdale, Phoenix, AZ]
"Your own compositions are just so beautiful." [AM, Fox Theatre, Redwood City, San Francisco Bay area]
"Thanks for bringing intelligence back into comedy. I thought it had died." [AM, Cleo Laine Theatre, England]
"I've been coming to these musical shows at this theatre ever since they started, and yours was the best of all." [AM, Townsville Civic Theatre] — followed by: "You're not wrong!" [Stage Manager, overheard, responding, same show.]
"I used to be a fan of Victor Borge. Last night I switched allegiances to David Scheel" [Jonathan Farwell, actor and long term cast member of Star Trek, multi award winning Bas Bleu Theatre, Colorado — praise from a Trekkie!]
"That was the most enjoyable experience I've ever had at a theatre" [AM, Encore Events Centre, Werribee, VIC]
"We always wait till after the show to decide if we want to work with an artist again. You're a first — we decided at intermission! You're always welcome back here." [Kirkland Performance Center, Seattle]
AND DAVID'S PERSONAL FAVOURITE: "Between us we have over 60 years in this business. We've worked with everyone. Neil Diamond, Tina Turner, Sinatra — you name it. We're unanimous. Yours is the best solo show any of us has ever seen." [Stage Crew, Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre, NSW.]