Black & White with a Touch of Colour

Kenneth Norman Johnson
One Man Show

“Award winning, original Classique piano, entertaining narrative, and song. A delightful show.”

Kenneth Norman Johnson has been delighting audiences for decades with his original show “Black and White with a Touch of Colour”. His presentation of original Classique style piano compositions, light hearted narrative, and thought provoking songs take the audience on a journey through nature, across the sea, and into the realm of love and inspiration, with a brief sojourn into the “Blue Moon Room Piano Lounge” where the audience is treated to a selection of favourite standards and a touch of humour. Intimate, light hearted, and at times emotionally sensitive, audiences are enthralled with this music, a sophisticated combination of recent compositions and works which have withstood the test of time.

Originally created as a Mayor’s Gala Fundraising production with the Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra in the 1990’s, Black and White was later developed into a special weekly presentation aboard Regent Seven Seas Cruise Lines. Periodically over a period of six years the show was hosted and presented weekly on the main stage by Kenneth Johnson at the piano, accompanied by the ship’s orchestra. The production also featured singers and dancers from the production cast. Always well received, and enjoyable for the performers and audience alike, the show moved back onto the mainland in 2006 and has been presented with featured guest artists a number of times as a fundraising event for worthy causes.

Black and White with a Touch of Colour is now presented as a One Man touring show, and is available to presenters through Kappa Arts Productions (, 604.883.0584).

Kenneth Norman Johnson brings to the stage more than fifty years of experience as a Composer/Lyricist, Writer/Producer, Music Educator/ Director, Performer, and Recording Artist. Throughout his career, he has released more than a dozen solo piano recordings into the world market, achieving Canadian Platinum status in 1996 for “The Natural Piano”. In 2012 his composition ”Starlight Theme” was nominated in the WCMA as Best Classical Composition of the year.

Kenneth Norman Johnson writes and produces stage productions, vocal, choral, piano, and orchestral music; and enjoys coaching aspiring performers. In 2014 he debuted two new all original musical productions: “The Quest”, a scripture based musical, and “Castles in the Snow”, a Christmas Special, to rave reviews and standing ovations on the Sunshine Coast.

What people say:

“Fascinating performance! Beautiful music! And the unexpected dialogue was captivating”
“One of the best shows we have ever seen on a ship”
“I love listening to this music”
“Simply beautiful piano”
“I have been listening to “The Natural Piano” for years, and the music by Kenneth Johnson is unbelievable. It has the perfect combination of relaxing and entertaining/interesting sound.”

Discover, explore, and experience the all original music and words of Kenneth Norman Johnson.

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