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Barry Morgan

Barry Morgan's World of Organs

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The fast becoming-a-celebrity organ salesman BARRY MORGAN is packing up his Toyota Crown and crossing the Tasman! He will delight and entertain you with the Golden Syrup sounds of his 1981 Hammond Aurora Classic.

Sit back, relax and be swept away by the mesmerising power of Barry's Zither Arpeggiator, his Fascinating Fingers and his celebrated One Finger Method.

All the way from Adelaide, Australia - Barry knows exactly what New Zealand has been waiting for – to rediscover the joy of the organ.

www.mrbarrymorgan.com

 

Showing In:

Auckland

Dates:

Mon 7 May - Sat 12 May, 9pm

Venues:

Rangatira at Q, Auckland

Tickets:

Adults $30.00
Conc. $26.00
Groups 6+ $26.00* service fees may apply

Bookings:

09 309 9771

Show Duration:

1 hour
 

Critics Review

Keeping Up With The Grid'This show is a superbly silly symphony of organtastic double entendre and the sweet sweet sounds of the Hammond Aurora Classic! Barry Morgan’s World of Organs may well be the best piece of organ based comedy in the World!'open/close
Oh the joy of this man!

Just the sight of Barry Morgan’s poster made me chuckle so I thought that the show couldn’t fail to induce further burst of laughter.

From the minute he was on stage I just smiled and laughed. Dressed in a safari style suit with the biggest and best hair I have seen at this festival he camply addressed us,

“G’day shoppers and welcome to Barry Morgan’s World of Organs!”

All the way from Adelaide’s Sunnyside Mall, Barry was here to show us all the joys of his organ, smiling ferociously throughout.

For the next hour we were given the most extensive demonstration of the 1981 Hammond Aurora Classic, during which time Barry also told us of his upbringing, used some first class organ based innuendo, had costume changes and still managed to chill out with a few sips of Campari.

You may think that just listening to the organ may get tiresome? Don’t worry as we were treated to a birds-eye view from organ cam, showing Barry’s fleeting fingers tinkering away while he played. There was even a pedal cam to catch those fast feet too! That’s not all! He used the camera close up to hilarious effect to give messages from his sponsors, proving him to have the best teeth in the business!

Barry Morgan had his shoppers clapping, singing and waving along to his demonstration and I must admit that I really lost the plot during this show, watching parts of it through tears of laughter.

We were teased with the chance to be one of the few lucky shoppers to learn Barry’s One Finger Method. The fortunate trio selected by Barry were rewarded with not only the honour of touching his organ, but with their own certificate too.

Barry Morgan ‘s performance leaves neither his musical prowess nor comedic genius in question. There is the perfect balance of music and laughter.

This show is a superbly silly symphony of organtastic double entendre and the sweet sweet sounds of the Hammond Aurora Classic! Barry Morgan’s World of Organs may well be the best piece of organ based comedy in the World!

Check him out at the Q Theatre until 12 May as part of the NZ International Comedy Festival.

Kym Clayton, thebarefootreview.com.au'His ‘one-finger method’ of organ instruction tickled everyone’s fancy as he demonstrated its effect with a bit of audience participation in a ménage a quatre...'open/close
“Barry Morgan’s World of Organs” is a joyous and well put together show and the capacity audience loved every minute of it. Barry Morgan (aka Stephen Teakle) takes to the stage in a safari suit, wears his hair big and his smile even bigger. There are shades of Bob Downe, Liberace, Don Dunstan, and Mr Ed (the teeth!), and he plays his electronic organ like there is no tomorrow.

For one hour the audience is regaled with every ‘organ’ double entendre you can poke a stick at – it is always risqué and cringeworthy, but never offensive, and it sails innocently over the heads of the kids who are none the wiser and who laugh anyway. His ‘one-finger method’ of organ instruction tickled everyone’s fancy as he demonstrated its effect with a bit of audience participation in a ménage a quatre, and we heartily roared when he ‘went down’ on the pedals and played them with his hands!

In between sips of Campari, quick costume changes from a trouser safari suit to a smart Bermuda shorts outfit, he dazzles the audience with his digital dexterity at the Hammond Aurora Classic all captured on glorious technicolour ‘organ-cam’. Now this instrument is not to everyone’s taste –some even gag on it– but he makes it play the gamut of instruments from accordion to zither with apparent ease. It is no mean feat to arrange a program of thirty plus musical numbers–all with their own unique sounds and registrations–and toss them off with gay abandon! His routine is well polished –as is his organ– and he is clearly a very capable musician, but I suspect the audience would have appreciated a little more music and a little less patter!



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Keeping up with the Grid - Ingrid Grenar
Oh the joy of this man!

Just the sight of Barry Morgan’s poster made me chuckle so I thought that the show couldn’t fail to induce further burst of laughter.

From the minute he was on stage I just smiled and laughed. Dressed in a safari style suit with the biggest and best hair I have seen at this festival, he camply addressed us,

“G’day shoppers and welcome to Barry Morgan’s World of Organs!”

All the way from Adelaide’s Sunnyside Mall, Barry was here to show us all the joys of his organ, smiling ferociously throughout.

For the next hour we were given the most extensive demonstration of the 1981 Hammond Aurora Classic, during which time Barry also told us of his upbringing, used some first class organ based innuendo, had costume changes and still managed to chill out with a few sips of Campari.

You may think that just listening to the organ may get tiresome? Don’t worry as we were treated to a birds-eye view from organ cam, showing Barry’s fleeting fingers tinkering away while he played. There was even a pedal cam to catch those fast feet too! That’s not all! He used the camera close up to hilarious effect to give messages from his sponsors, proving him to have the best teeth in the business!

Barry Morgan had his shoppers clapping, singing and waving along to his demonstration and I must admit that I really lost the plot during this show, watching parts of it through tears of laughter.

We were teased with the chance to be one of the few lucky shoppers to learn Barry’s One Finger Method. The fortunate trio selected by Barry were rewarded with not only the honour of touching his organ, but with their own certificate too.

Barry Morgan ‘s performance leaves neither his musical prowess nor comedic genius in question. There is the perfect balance of music and laughter.

This show is a superbly silly symphony of organtastic double entendre and the sweet sweet sounds of the Hammond Aurora Classic! Barry Morgan’s World of Organs may well be the best piece of organ based comedy in the World!
Keeping up with the Grid - Ingrid Grenar
Oh the joy of this man!

Just the sight of Barry Morgan’s poster made me chuckle so I thought that the show couldn’t fail to induce further burst of laughter.

From the minute he was on stage I just smiled and laughed. Dressed in a safari style suit with the biggest and best hair I have seen at this festival, he camply addressed us,

“G’day shoppers and welcome to Barry Morgan’s World of Organs!”

All the way from Adelaide’s Sunnyside Mall, Barry was here to show us all the joys of his organ, smiling ferociously throughout.

For the next hour we were given the most extensive demonstration of the 1981 Hammond Aurora Classic, during which time Barry also told us of his upbringing, used some first class organ based innuendo, had costume changes and still managed to chill out with a few sips of Campari.

You may think that just listening to the organ may get tiresome? Don’t worry as we were treated to a birds-eye view from organ cam, showing Barry’s fleeting fingers tinkering away while he played. There was even a pedal cam to catch those fast feet too! That’s not all! He used the camera close up to hilarious effect to give messages from his sponsors, proving him to have the best teeth in the business!

Barry Morgan had his shoppers clapping, singing and waving along to his demonstration and I must admit that I really lost the plot during this show, watching parts of it through tears of laughter.

We were teased with the chance to be one of the few lucky shoppers to learn Barry’s One Finger Method. The fortunate trio selected by Barry were rewarded with not only the honour of touching his organ, but with their own certificate too.

Barry Morgan ‘s performance leaves neither his musical prowess nor comedic genius in question. There is the perfect balance of music and laughter.

This show is a superbly silly symphony of organtastic double entendre and the sweet sweet sounds of the Hammond Aurora Classic! Barry Morgan’s World of Organs may well be the best piece of organ based comedy in the World!