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Bindlestiff Open Stage Variety Show – Quarantine Edition – June 15th, 2020

Standing in front of the historic Wonder Wheel at Coney Island Keith introduces the show’s performers.

Dominque Rabideau performed a lovely skilled hat juggling act.

From the wilds of the UK Jon Udry performed a wonderful ‘juggling/striptease’ routine and then a charming teacup and teabag juggling routine.

Ermiyas Muluken performed a feat of balance and then juggled clubs while being 4 levels up on a rolla-bolla.

The performers in this show would usually be on stage getting a nice salary for their act but due to the ‘shut down’ they are here for your entertainment. Please consider donating at the options listed above!

Drew Nugent played a song on the piano and performed with the cute little teacup and mouthpiece. (A unique instrument for sure!)

Magic Brian and Tyler Fyre perform the ‘human blockhead‘ routine together online!

Brian and Tyler play some ‘technical wizardry’ in their act!

They proceeded to take the ‘blockhead’ once step further using an electric drill!

Keith attempts the ‘exquisite failure’ routine with the apple and knife. Watch next week because he ‘failed’ this time again. (this time he had his shoes on!)

Stephanie Monseu talks to the audience about ‘giving a hand’ in making the show better!

Kelsey Strauch performs her delightfully funny ‘long arms’ dance routine.

David Darwin requested a volunteer (virtually) and had her projected on his wooden wall pretending to be ‘walking dead’ and threw his knives at the wooden wall. Wild!

In this segment of “Ask Hovey”, Hovey Burgess tells the history of the ‘Wild West Show‘ and how it began with the plainsman “Buffalo Bill Cody“.

Salih Mahammed performed a very skilled juggling act with some props.

Stephanie Morphett-Tepp (Flying Brain) performs a traditional hair hanging act.

The performers take the ‘virtual’ curtain call.

Watch the show next Monday at 7:30pm – Different Acts Every Week!

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Bindlestiff Open Stage Variety Show – Quarantine Edition – May 11th, 2020

Bindlestiff Open Stage Quarantine Edition

Another great night of LIVE entertainment online!

Host Keith Nelson introduces the show and the lineup of talent.

Curtis Carlyle juggled tin cups and was charming and fun.

Nicole Taylor performed a wonderful and classy hula-hoop act.

Shreeyash Palshikar and Princess Zara performed a wonderful magic act together.

Parallel Exit‘s Joel Jeske and Danny Gardner performed a wonderful comedic verbal duo.

Hovey Burgess talked about the early circus amusement elephant and the Elephant Hotel.

Sabrina Chap played two instruments and sang a lovely ‘original’ circus song.

Rod Raven (Matthew Morgan) and Princess Wendy (Heidi Brucker-Morgan) perform a most unusual act.

Thom Wall juggles with the most unusual objects and does it with class!

Richard Maguire hand balances and eventually removes his pants while upside down.

Pio Carrada performs a beautiful aerial act with multicolored lighting.

The cast takes their online Curtain Call!

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Bindlestiff Open Stage Variety Revue – October 2018

What  a great night of Variety Arts!

Bindlestiff Open Stage Host Keith Nelson starts the show off with his delightful ‘chinese yoyo’.

Alexandra Sack & Ellie Klein perform a lovely contortion act.

~ ~ ~Keith has so many circus and variety art skills and one of his favorites is the ‘yoyo’.

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Therese and Liz Bolick with the ‘Bolivian Bonker Bird’ puppet act.Obviously the ‘Bonker Bird’ did not get along with everyone! Very funny act.

~ ~ ~Billy Hedglin Taylor had the audience roaring with his Disney character impersonations.More fun with his ‘Goofy’ impersonation and a song from ‘Frozen’.

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Leah Orleans and Etienne McGinley are the ‘Acrobatrix’ and they are funny and talented!

Acrobatrix are skilled in acrobatics and in comedy duo work.

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Aaron Bonk cracked the whips with so much control and skill. Cracking the whips and then flipping them in the air and cracking them again after catching.

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Angela Butch and Yoni Kallai performed a comedy acro duo that was wonderful.

With sheer muscle and a great sense of comedy these two were so much fun to watch.

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Zero Boy entertains the audience with his vocal acrobatics. Tonight he worked on the ‘gangsta’ routine “Jimmy Z” with audience suggestions.Zero Boy was ‘dressed to kill’ as ‘Jimmy Z the moiderer‘ with suggestions from the audience.

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The host Keith Nelson performed his ‘vaudeville’ plate spinning act as the finale.The camera captured this shot with all the spoons heading for the appropriate aluminum mixing glasses.

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Bindlestiff Open Stage Variety Revue happens the FIRST MONDAY of every month at Dixon Place!

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Some Videos from the show!

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Bindlestiff Open Stage Variety Revue @ Dixon Place – April 2014

Keith Nelson performing the Diablo at Dixon Place.Keith Nelson opens the show with a wonderful ‘diablo’ routine.

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Susan Voyticky and Matt Greenfield at Dixon Place.Susan Voyticky is suspended beautifully by Matt Greenfield in this lovely duet.

Keith Nelson performs with the Yoyo.Keith Nelson performs with the Yoyo while waiting for the next act.

Chris Rozzi performs at Dixon PlaceChris Rozzi performs as a ‘human internet’ and supplies audience members with topical information.

2014.04.07_BindOpnStg_111Mick Stone performs some wonderful ‘offbeat’ and startling magic.

2014.04.07_BindOpnStg_143This duo from Boston go by the name “FLY BY NIGHT” and performed a wildly funny ‘mock’ bull whip act.

Lee Sachs performs at Dixon PlaceLee Sachs performs a ‘beatnik’ style poem with music.

Matthew Baker performs comedy dance with straps.Matthew Baker performs a comedy dance piece with straps inspired by ‘Little Miss Muffet’.

Sean Blue performs at Dixon PlaceSean Blue performs a hoop balance on his head while moving thru the audience and then sitting.

2014.04.07_BindOpnStg_416The group “Your Rhythm Mix-Band” performed some very familiar songs.

2014.04.07_BindOpnStg_446Tanya Solomon performs an original magic trick using a can of soda and 3 cups.

2014.04.07_BindOpnStg_484Rebecca Collins performs a beautiful aerial act on a silk.

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Bindlestiff Open Stage Variety Revue is every FIRST MONDAY of every Month at Dixon Place.

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