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Theatre of Whimsy

Playfully quaint and fancifully fun

 

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.

Kitchener Waterloo Little Theatre

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

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

Carolyn

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.

Mystery Guest 1

Mystery Guest 1

Director

This actor could be an escape artist is a daring performer who astounds audiences with their remarkable ability to break free from seemingly impossible restraints and predicaments. With nerves of steel and a flair for suspense, they thrill spectators with their thrilling escapes, leaving everyone in awe of their physical prowess and ingenuity.

Mystery Guest 2

Mystery Guest 2

Director

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

Mystery Guest 3

Mystery Guest 3

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.

Mystery Guest 4

Mystery Guest 4

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.

Mystery Guest 5

Mystery Guest 5

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.

Mystery Guest 6

Mystery Guest 6

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.

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.

Jessie

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.

This year at Kitchener Waterloo Little Theatre!

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

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