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Theatre of Whimsy

Playfully quaint and fancifully fun

Drew Ripley profile

Kitchener Waterloo Little Theatre

November 7, 8 2024
Waterloo, Ontario
Tickets coming soon!

The Show

Unknown to most, there is a secret world of highly skilled performers travelling around the world and competing on stage. These performances illuminate and amaze audiences with new and strange experiences as they compete for fame and glory from their peers.

For the first time ever, The Theatre of Whimsy offered an exclusive sneak peek into the silly world of performance art. This November, with an an Jester and a Teacher, all perform with a new simple rule:

Each performance must ... do something silly!

Come laugh with us and be delighted by international award winning entertainers from the United States and Canada. This variety show is designed for anyone young at heart.

“… you never know what trick Drew will be pulling out of his sleeve next, but it always delivers with a touch of magic.”

Drew Ripley as an entertainer is top notch. We always invite him to our annual Hohner Avenue Porch Party, and he does something different to keep the neighbourhood kids in awe year after year.

The Cast

Drew Ripley, Canada

Drew Ripley, Canada

Host, Producer, Performer

Creator of creatures, master of making, Drew is a happy inventor often up late at night, just to make a performance prop that will make the world a little happier. Using a balloon’s ability to stir the emotions, the creation of this show was a natural evolution for Drew. His silly stunts sprinkled with a touch of whimsy, create memorable events for audiences young and old.

Danny Schlesinger, UK

Danny Schlesinger, UK

Director

Danny has been making children and their families laugh for over 20 years. Danny has created, produced and performed in four touring solo theatre balloon shows and was also awarded “International Twister of the year” an Award for excellence in the art of innovative balloon entertainment. Danny has directed performers from all around the world, providing one on one  specialized coaching.

Tawney Bubbles, USA

Tawney Bubbles, USA

Host, Performer

Tawney Bubbles is a charismatic balloon artist who has redefined the world of inflatable artistry with her unparalleled talent for crafting exquisite balloon dresses. From whimsical fairytale gowns to avant-garde couture, Tawney (literally) breathes life into her creations! Tawney has pushed the boundaries of what can be achieved with balloons, transforming ordinary latex into a true fusion of fashion and fantasy. Beyond her artistic prowess, Tawney is a dedicated advocate for creativity, inspiring others through workshops to explore their own artistic potential. With boundless imagination and unparalleled skills, Tawney transcends the ordinary to craft extraordinary balloon dresses that defy expectations.

Suzanne Waite, USA

Suzanne Waite, USA

Performer

This actor could be a comedian is a humorous performer who skillfully employs wit and humor to entertain audiences. With impeccable timing and clever observations, comedians elicit laughter and amusement, offering a much-needed escape from the mundane and a glimpse into the absurdities of life. Their ability to provoke laughter is a true gift that brings joy

Alex Waite, USA

Alex Waite, USA

Performer

This performer could be a puppeteer is a skilled performer who brings inanimate characters to life through the art of puppetry. With meticulous control and expressive storytelling, puppeteers enchant audiences, immersing them in whimsical or dramatic tales. They craft unforgettable experiences, blurring the line between reality and fantasy with their mastery of strings and creativity.

Sylvain LeBlank, Quebec

Sylvain LeBlank, Quebec

Performer

This performer could be a magician is a mesmerizing performer who specializes in the art of illusion and sleight of hand. With mystifying tricks and an aura of mystery, magicians captivate their audiences by making the impossible seem possible. They weave enchanting tales through their craft, leaving spectators in awe of their magical abilities.

John Watkins, USA

John Watkins, USA

Performer

Danny has been making children and their families laugh for over 20 years. Danny has created, produced and performed in four touring solo theatre balloon shows and was also awarded “International Twister of the year” an Award for excellence in the art of innovative balloon entertainment. Danny has directed performers from all around the world, providing one on one  specialized coaching.

Yvette Simpson, Canada

Yvette Simpson, Canada

Performer

This performer could be a bubble artist is a captivating performer who skillfully manipulates soap bubbles to create enchanting, ephemeral sculptures in the air. With their delicate and mesmerizing artistry, bubble artists transport audiences to a world of wonder and imagination, evoking childlike joy and fascination with their ethereal creations.

Performer

Performer

Performer

This performer could be a puppeteer is a skilled performer who brings inanimate characters to life through the art of puppetry. With meticulous control and expressive storytelling, puppeteers enchant audiences, immersing them in whimsical or dramatic tales. They craft unforgettable experiences, blurring the line between reality and fantasy with their mastery of strings and creativity.

Performer

Performer

Performer

This performer could be a magician is a mesmerizing performer who specializes in the art of illusion and sleight of hand. With mystifying tricks and an aura of mystery, magicians captivate their audiences by making the impossible seem possible. They weave enchanting tales through their craft, leaving spectators in awe of their magical abilities.

Performer Experience

Individual cast member experience tallied up

Countries Performed In

Combined Performances

Balloons accidentally popped

All balloons will be returned to Drew’s studio for continued composting experiments.

All carbon emissions created from this project will be tracked and offset.

Theatre of Whimsy plans for bigger whimsical surprises that include even more acts!

This year at Kitchener Waterloo Little Theatre!

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