Bring the kids: Kamikaze Fireflies coming to Boyne Oct. 8

Vaudeville variety show duo “Kamikaze Fireflies” opens CTAC’s 2015-2016 Performing Arts Series with a 6:30 p.m. performance on Thursday, Oct. 8 at the Boyne City Performing Arts Center.

Rob Williams and Casey Martin perform their show for audiences all over the world at venues such as performing arts centers, corporate events, cruise ships, colleges, busker festivals, and renaissance festivals.

The show is a mix of comedy and circus. With such diverse skills as juggling, hula hooping, whip cracking, and sandwiches made with the feet, the pair – who received a standing ovation on America’s Got Talent last year – is bringing super-charged stunts and gut-busting comedy to audiences around the world.

The Seattle Times said they gave a “near riotous end to the show.”

Rob Williams performed with The Flaming Idiots for 20 years.

Casey Martin has been working as a professional acrobat and variety performer for over a decade.

They both call Los Angeles home now, but they started in the great states of Pennsylvania (Casey) and Texas (Rob). It was renaissance festivals that gave them both the opportunity to see live variety entertainment and then the chance to get their foot in the door.

As part of The Flaming Idiots (the first show Rob created with Kevin Hunt and Jon O’Connor) Rob went from living in a van and street performing all over America to performing on Broadway (4 separate runs) at The New Victory Theater on 42nd Street in Times Square.

Zach Scott Theater in Austin, Texas also gave The Flaming Idiots the stage and support they needed to grow their show from a festival act into a theatrical experience.

Casey moved to Los Angeles and immediately began getting cast in film, television, commercials, and music videos.

She can be seen all over the world breathing fire in a California Tourism commercial starring William Shatner.

After a huge success on America’s Got Talent, the Kamikaze Fireflies heard from the world of cruise ships and just recently completed multiple dates on the Crown Princess.

Don’t miss this outrageous duo in this kid-friendly, one-of-a kind performance.

Special ticket pricing: $5 for students and $15 for adults. Show starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Boyne City Performing Arts Center.

To purchase tickets or for more information, contact CTAC at 231-347-4337 or visit www.crookedtree.org.

The Crooked Tree Arts Center is located at 461 E. Mitchell Street, downtown Petoskey, and at 322 Sixth Street, Traverse City.

Kamikaze Fireflies is sponsored in part by Arts Midwest and the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs.

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