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.
The Puppet Extravaganza II is a collaborative puppet show featuring West Michigan artists brought together by a love of the art of puppetry and a desire to share the art with others. The show contains a wide variety of puppets including marionettes, hand-puppetry, and even interactive puppetry done by volunteers with mops and brooms. The show does tour and is currently talking with the Kent District Library System about using puppets to entertain and encourage young readers. The upcoming show at Master Arts Theatre at 11:00 am on October 24th has four different groups from West Michigan on stage. For tickets you can call the Master Arts Office at 616-455-1001. Ben Christensen – Ben is a full time professional funny-man who has performed on Princess Cruise Lines. He uses puppetry as a medium to interact with his audience and to get them involved in learning. More info on Ben at www.bencomedy.com The Cooperfly Puppet Troupe – Kevin Kammeraad leads the Cooperfly Puppet Troupe as an extension of Cooperfly Creative Arts. They are known not only for their love of puppetry but for their use of original music and for their series of children’s books. More info on Kevin and the Cooperfly Puppet Troupe at www.kevinkammeraad.com WillJuggle – Will Oltman, aka WillJuggle, may best be known for his phenomenal juggling skills. However, if you ever see him perform you will quickly find that his skill with balls, rings and clubs is equally matched by his humor. Will is a fantastic all-around performer who has recently stepped into the […]
Last spring Christine and Ben went back to work for PUSH Physical Theatre on a special project. A TV show competition that pits professional theater companies against each other. The show features groups specializing in dance, mime, puppets and circus acrobatics. FakeOff! will be shown on TruTV with the first episode airing on October 27th. Check www.trutv.com for more info. Cheer on Ben and Christine as they work alongside Darren, Heather, Avi and Jonathan from PUSH. “It was a lot of fun to be apart of. A lot of work, but a lot of fun. We really enjoyed hanging out with other artists and working to create new pieces. I was actually very impressed with some of the stuff we came up with. Of course you will just have to watch it for yourself. Enjoy!” – Ben Watch the trailer here: