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Stage Acts, Street Acts & Royal Court Events
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Johnny Fox, sword swallower extraordinaireWith sword swallowing, magic and a quick wit, the legendary Johnny Fox has thrilled audiences around the world. In honor of Johnny's amazing performances at the Festival, we are renaming the Royal Stage to The Royal Fox Theatre.
Johnny is receiving medical treatment and improving. We will announce his performances for his 37th season with us when possible, both on our website and Facebook page.
Flight of the Raptor
Ray Pena, Sharron Montgomery.
Master Falconer Ray Pena began Flight of the Raptor in 1995. The mission of his program is to instill wonder into the audiences to help them understand the vital importance of these magnificent creatures to our nature world by a demonstration of free flight and how the birds behave in their natural habitat. Photo by Simone Hall. http://www.flightoftheraptor.com/ Performing 10/14 - 10/22.
A Fool Named 'O' and "LaLa'Mark Jaster- A Fool named "O",Sabrina Mandell - "LaLa".
Family-friendly physical antics and classic knock-about comedy. A Fool Named "O" has endeared himself to Festival audiences forover 20 years. "O" and his partner, "LaLa" mix classic routines and new material again this year as they have since 2005. At the Lyric Stage. www.happenstancetheater.com photo by Lisa Julia
Fractured Fairy's TalesMichele Schultz.
Laugh along with Mustardseed! She may speak Fairy but she knows how to delight and amuse you. Just don't get too comfortable in that seat, you may end up on stage in this unusual re-telling of a tale you thought you knew! Performing twice per day at the Crooked Cottage Stage from 8/26 - 9/24. photo by John Salim. http://www.taskmaskers.com/index.htm
Gabriel QGabriel Quirk.
Gabriel Q is a puppeteer, costume and puppet builder and a variety performer. He has performed for 25 years at major Renaissance Festivals across the country. He has also performed at the Kim Tom Clown festival in Shaghai, China in 2008. For the past 10 years Gabriel has built and performed large puppets for the krewes of Orpheus and Muses for the Marti Gras parades in New Orleans. http://gabrielq.com/ Performing 9/9 - 10/22 in the pathways.
The Gwendolyn ShowOne half of the popular Steele Sisters comedy sword fighting show, Gwendolyn Steele (Nicole Skelly) is making her way in the world solo. What kind of trouble can she get into? Join in as Gwendolyn explores life, the universe, and how to get a date!
Hilby, the skinny German juggle boyBest described as a show without boundaries, Hilby is the living proof that being German doesn’t mean you can’t be funny. Hilby is an expert in juggling all sorts of objects and subjects. He also is amazing in countless circus and variety skills such as unicycling, balance stunts and more. Performing 10/7 - 10/22.
The Hoop Enchantress Erin Jeannier is a performer with many circus skills: aerial silks, stilts, fire, and hoop artistry. She'll perform her hoop work in the pathways and stages here in Revel Grove, twirling as many as six hoops at a time on her body, feet, and even her nose!
Lancelot the BaldAn authentic English gentleman resplendent in tights, this bright character will have you in stitches with his improbable stunts and cheeky comedy.
Watch as he spins plates from his mouth and on the horns of a Viking helmet. Stare in wonder as he balances on a rolling ship and walks blindfolded on a rope. Gasp as he plays with fire, knives and even axes. He often leaves his audience not only thinking “How did he do that”, but also, “Why did he do that”! 9/2- 9/10.
The London BroilA charming and innovative mix of free-flow comedy and fantastic team juggling. AJ, Louie and Matt have performed thousands of shows together nationwide since 1999. Three different shows: “Blades of Fury”, “Juggling well Done” and “Lets Loose” where nothing is planned and anything goes! Visit them at www.thelondonbroilshow.com. Performing on the Royal Stage from 8/26 - 9/24.
Masque of the HagsDirected by Mary Ann Jung. Part of the anti-masque from Ben Jonson's The Masque of Queens. This 10 minute piece is acted by Queen Katherine and the ladies of the Court. In the masque, the hags gather and call on their dame, so they may cast charms and cause havoc to man - including raising a tempest. Drawing by Henry Fuseli, circa 1812 entitled The Witch and the Mandrake, based on lines from Jonson's masque. Part of the STREETspeare program, performed at the Globe Theatre.
Mike AngeloA word from Mike Angelo:
Musical, magicial, paintable, and ‘poetical' too,
Because life without quality art is like Violets (are blue.) Ps--come see my organ
Laughs, oohs and fun- no butts, ands or if's
Appropriate for all ages including kids (if muzzled, gagged, and bearing gifts)
If you were going to see just one show at the Faire, it should NOT be this one.
Unless you'd care, unless you'd dare,
To spend your time immersed in the arts,
at a show for all types (except smart kids and cranky old farts)
Performing 8/26 - 10/01
Militia TentJames Frank, manager. Rick Herlinger, Rob Slater & Fight Corps.
Have you ever wondered what skills it takes to outfit the King's army? How you make bows and arrows? Interested in seeing demonstrations of metal, leather and wood working? Visit the village Militia tent, near the Jousting arena, and see these skills demonstrated. Weapons makers and fight combatants will be available to answer your questions and tell you more about weapons and life in the Tudor times.
Musical Merrymaking & the Maypole!led by Maggie Sansone, Bill and Cathy Palmer.
Come and dance the maypole and peasant dances. If you can walk you can dance and all ages are welcome! Merry melodies accompany the dances so come and join in, or simply watch the fun!
Musical Merrymaking is from 10am - 11am near customer service. (Just look for the maypole!)
The Nature of MercyThe Nature of Mercy is a highly energetic and interactive sword fighting comedy show that teaches children the power of honor and compassion. At the Lyric Stage and in the pathways.
photo by Joel Brueske
Once Upon A Whim PuppetsSusan and Robert Meyer.
Join the adventure with Molly the (almost) reformed pirate parrot, Calvin the Castle Keeper, Sir Nasty the Friendless, and Iona the dragon. Be prepared for intrigue and laughter every weekend on the Crooked Cottage Stage. The show is suitable for all ages. http://www.onceuponawhimpuppets.com/