February 24th BenComedy.com, in association with the Fellowship of Christian Magicians (www.fcm.org) and Kids Connection (www.connectionchurch.info), is hosting the Creative Arts Conference in Canton, Michigan. Details: February 24th from 9:00am-5:00 pm | $10 adults, $8 students, additional $5 for lunch LOL Show from 6:30-8:00 | FREE Hosted at Connection Church | 3855 S. Sheldon Road, Canton, MI 48188 | 734-397-1777 This one day workshop is focused on creative ministry tools. Stage presence, clown comedy and magical object lessons will be discussed. A special children’s ministry Q&A luncheon, dealers tables and a flea market will also accompany the hands-on lectures. After the workshops wrap up many will want to stay around for a free public performance of the LOL Show. Everyone who attends will also receive a free CD full of object lessons from Rick. Lectures include: Jamie Doyle – Our headliner. Jamie is a children’s pastor in Indiana. He is also a magic collector, writer and performer. Jamie is known not only for his creativity but for his smooth presentation style. The LOL Guys – DonB! has worked for Ringling Bros., Disney and now travels the country performing his one-man-show. Randy Christensen is a Past President of the World Clown Association and is a children’s pastor in Minnesota. Ben Christensen is also presenting (Just browse this website for more on him)! Rick Lenski – Rick has been a Sunday School teacher for children for over 30 years. He regularly uses magic tricks and other visuals to share the lesson each week.
Over the Big Top is a community concert and and circus stage show featuring Rocky and the Continentals, Nash Abrahams (from the hit TV show Little Big Shots”), and an international circus cast (including Ben Christensen). This show will be performed in Canton, MI at Connection Church on September 10th. Concert at 6:00, Circus at 7:00. “I’m excited to share the stage with such great talent. My dad, Randy Christensen is the former president of the World Clown Association and I always love performing with him. He will be here for the show. Since he lives in Minnesota and I live in Michigan we do not get to perform together as much as we used to. Now I really cherish the opportunity!” -Ben Christensen Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for kids or $40 for families. They can be purchased at www.connectionchurch.info
Connection Church in Canton, MI is hosting a free clown and puppet show for families with preschoolers on August 15th, 2017 @ 10am. This show will feature Ben Christensen (World Clown Association Master Clown) and Scott Burkey (as Boxcar Silly). The show will run 45 minutes and will include puppets, music, magic and family fun. More details can be found on the facebook event.
“One of the most exciting shows offered to Midwest churches in 2017.” Cirque Imaginings follows a little girl on an adventure into a world of imagination. As she opens books in her Uncle Oxford’s library the stories come to life on stage. Juggling, aerial acrobatics, stage illusions, comedy, mime, acting and original music. Currently booking January – February 2017. More info on Cirque Imaginings @ www.cirqueimaginings.com
Last year we had a great time performing the Tiny Circus in Michigan. We had over 800 people see the show. 6 performers were involved for 3 shows. During all three shows a gospel message was shared. See the highlight reel from last year’s show here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJAEtQ8zb5o This year we are currently working on securing a number of new acts and bringing back some of last years favorites. We hope to continue where we left off from last year with juggling, clowns, rope-walking, balancing stunts, and even add in a performing pig! This show is set up as an outreach for churches and we try to keep the cost low. We are looking for more church venues to host us. The cost is $250 plus a love offering the night of the performance. The $250 is what we need to cover expenses (posters, online promotion, props and supplies). The love offering is how we can afford to pay any of the 4 to 10 performers needed for each show. Because of the pricing and the scheduling of a large cast the Tiny Circus is currently only avaialbe for bookings in January and February of 2016. If you are interested in hosting this unique outreach give Ben a call at 320.905.4552 or e-mail him at: firstname.lastname@example.org