Frequently Asked Questions
How far in advance do you need to be booked?
Certain popular dates routinely fill up a year ahead of time. Three to four weeks is usually enough time for the rest. See our list of upcoming appearances for an idea of availability.
How long is your show?
We can make the show length fit your needs. Most people want about 45 minutes. We can do longer, or shorter. (We once did a six minute show with the Philadelphia Orchestra. It required six weeks of rehearsal: a short show is not less expensive!)
For what ages or grade levels do you perform?
We have performed successfully for many Montessouri pre-schools and kindergartens: they respond to the color and music and interaction. We do well with K-5. Middle school audiences can be challenging but we have figured them out, mostly. Unlike middle schoolers, high school students love us right away, without having to check with their friends first to see if it's OK. Senior citizens like our connection to vaudeville.
Can you provide different themes, costumes, or content?
Yes, circus, Mardi Gras, Vaudeville, Colonial, Renaissance, Purim, and Christmas are favorites. We enjoy special requests. We once based a school assembly on the history of the wheel, and did a Bat Mitsvah in pink!
How far will you travel?
The majority of our engagements are within a couple hours drive from Philadelphia. That's all of New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland, eastern Pennsylvania, and southern New York including western Long Island. But we have also performed in South Dakota, Colorado, Alaska, England, Spain, Cuba and Panama. We like to travel... Feel free to ask.
Do you require a stage?
We are happy with curtains and stage lights that work, but we do just fine on the same level as the audience. With all the interaction we have it is sometimes even better to have the audience closer to us. We like them sitting in a semi-circle.
Do you perform outside?
Our colorful banners and interesting set creat a strong focal point for outdoor events. We bring our sound system.
How large an audience can you handle?
We can pretty much handle whatever will fit in your space, but the smaller the audience, the more impact the interaction has. This is especially true for school assemblies.
Do you teach people how to juggle?
We are often asked to conduct juggling workshops at schools, festivals, and corporate events. We have years of teaching experience, and we delight in passing on the tradition. Keep in mind that workshops are most effective with small groups.
Can you recommend other performers?
From our years in the business we have met a number of performers we can recommend highly. These include magicians, balloon artists, clowns, puppeteers, and a couple of other jugglers. Contact us for more information.