Dazzling Light Show Combines with Magic in
"Lazer Vaudeville at MCCC's Kelsey Theatre Dec. 20

11/21/08


"Lazer Vaudeville" will light up the stage at Mercer County Community's Kelsey Theatre Saturday, Dec. 20 at 2 and 4 p.m. Displaying breath-taking magic that glows in the dark, the cast will ask audience members to join in the excitement of this fast-paced acrobatics extravaganza. Kelsey Theatre is located on the college's West Windsor campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road.

Lazer Vaudeville's master of ceremonies is a seven-foot-tall, fire-breathing dragon named Alfonzo. He will lead a cast of magicians, including a wizard who creates illusions with laser beams, a neon cowboy who kicks up a luminescent rope-spinning display, and more. Founded by Carter Brown, Lazer Vaudeville has toured the United States since 1987. Brown developed his passion for vaudeville while studying theatre and art at the University of Vermont. Before forming his own company, he was a clown with Ringling Brothers, Barnum & Bailey Circus, and a solo juggler with Carden International Circus, where he also designed sound and lights.

Internationally acclaimed as a master of his craft, Brown demonstrates the endangered art of hoop rolling, where up to ten hoops roll around the juggler's body and circle the stage as if taking on a life of their own. Brown collaborates with performers Cindy Marvell and Nicholas Flair to fly indoor kites and juggle running chainsaws. The troupe also creates pinwheel illusions and percussive sounds with South African bolas, bounces balls off airborne drums, and defies the laws of probability by passing up to ten clubs in an engaging display of expertise.

In the winter of 2005, Lazer Vaudeville opened at the John Houseman Theatre on 42nd Street in the heart of New York City's theater district. The show ran for seven months and then moved to the larger Lamb's Theater in Times Square. The show has also been performerd at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C., and has been featured in PBS specials.

Tickets are $12 for all and may be purchased online or by calling the Kelsey Box Office at 609-570-3333. Free parking is available next to the theatre. Kelsey Theatre is wheelchair accessible and provides assisted listening devices upon request. For a complete listing of adult and children's events, visit the
Kelsey website or call the box office for a brochure.

To request a brochure by mail, email your request here. For more on events at Kelsey Theatre visit:

2008-09 Season
Ticket Information
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Kelsey Kids Playshops

 

Flips and fireworks: Nicholas Flair, Cindy Marvell,
and Carter Brown defy the laws of probability
by passing twelve fluorescent juggling clubs.
South American bolas create pinwheel illusions.
Cindy Marvell of Lazer Vaudeville bounces 5 silicone balls.
 


 

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