The 2011-12 season at SUNY Fredonia's Rockefeller Arts Center will open with a return performance by the world's foremost comedy jugglers, the Gizmo Guys, on Friiday at 7 p.m. in Marvel Theatre.
It will be the fourth time that the Gizmo Guys - Allan Jacobs and Barrett Felker - have performed as part of the Kaleidoscope Family Series.
"With this visit, the Gizmo Guys will break our local record for the number of return engagements," said Rockefeller Arts Center Director Jefferson Westwood said. "We have had them three times before, in 1999, 2003 and 2008. Their show is so popular that we have had them back every three to four years."
The Gizmo Guys — Allan Jacobs and Barrett Felker — return to Rockefeller Arts Center on Sept. 16 as part of the Kaleidoscope Family Series.
The Gizmo Guys have been amusing and amazing audiences around the globe since 1987. During that time, they have appeared before more than a million people in more than 2,500 live performances, touring extensively in the U.S. and Canada and places as diverse as Saudi Arabia and Japan. They have also taught juggling at the renowned French and Canadian national circus schools.
The Gizmo Guys take the art of comedy juggling to a new level. Their act includes original routines, quick-witted verbal repartee and world class juggling skills in a very light-hearted approach to the art. As the New York Times noted, the Gizmo Guys are "master jugglers with ebullient energy and exquisite skill . . . human virtuosity with a touch of lunacy."
The Sept. 16 performance at SUNY Fredonia will be an opportunity for a whole new generation of fans to become familiar with the Gizmo Guys.
"Even people who have seen them before are sure to have a good time," Westwood said. "The Gizmo Guys are such good performers and their material is so solid that, like any true classic, the show stands up very well to repeated viewings."
The Gizmo Guys show is approximately one hour in length and is recommended for ages 6 and up. Tickets may be purchased by phone at 673-3501 (1-866-441-4928) or online at www.fredonia.edu/tickets.
The sponsor for the Kaleidoscope Series this season is the OBSERVER, while the event sponsor for this show is Pucci's Carpet One Furniture and Bedding.