Catch us if you can! Summer Calendar Update: June 7 Quad Cities Clown Troupe Lecture June 12-17 LaCrosse Clown Camp June 20-23 Nebraska AG Kid’s Camp June 26-July 2 Red Rock Family Camp July 3 Let Freedom Ring, Mt. Morris, IL July 4 Celebration Freedom, Holland, MI July 11-14 Mt. Hope VBS, Burlington, MA July 16 Variety! Show at Peace Lutheran, Scranton, PA July 24-27 First AG, Cushing, OK July 31- Aug. 6 TNT Clown Convention Aug 7-10 Valley View Kid’s Crusade, Lake City, MN Aug 14-21 Hillside, Mankato, MN Aug ? tentative circus skills class in Minneapolis, MN Aug 28-30 Kid’s Crusade, Necedah, WI Sept. 2-4 Lifelight Music Festival, Sioux Falls, SD
This October (exact date TBA) we will be debuting a new work. “Paul’s 1st Missionary Journey.” This is a table top puppetry show that takes place entirely on top of a piano! Featuring an original musical score, original script (well, as original as an adaptation from Acts 13-14 can be), and an original puppet made just for this show (see the first prototype below). This show is a collaboration between Ben Christensen (writer), Christine Christensen (performer), Jeff McCullough (JumpStart3), and Laura Strait (seamstress), with additional help from Master Arts Theater. There have already been some costs associated with the creation of this new show. So we have started a crowdfunding campaign through gofundme. Visit www.gofundme.com/22j67378 for more information on the project and to give.
Hey y’all, I’m excited about a new collaborative project that we are working on. The goal: Create a table top puppet show depicting Paul’s first missionary journey. A show performed completely on top of a piano, complete with original score. The team: Joining BenComedy’s Ben and Christine to help with the creation of an original puppet is local Grand Rapids, MI friend and seamstress Laura Strait. Helping with the music, Jeff McCullough, “musissionary” from JumpStart3. Additional help with script by Jeff Smith from Salt and Light Ministries. This show is a dramatic retelling of Paul’s first missionary journey as adapted directly from Acts 13 and 14. Keep an eye out for more info here at BenComedy.com and on our facebook fanpage.
“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