First Clown Cabaret -Sept 9th, 2010 – NY Clown Theatre Festival Show

The evening was a blast with host ERIC DAVIS heading up a long line of variety performers/clowns.

The first act of the evening was CIRKUS LUNA. A wild band of gypsy performers try and make you laugh.

Directly from their website:

“Hailing from East Molvenia, Cirkus Luna may be the worst circus act ever to perform in public. Nothing this family troupe does comes remotely close to demonstrating skill.”

So needless to say they had an idea to get their two lovely ladies to do a little ‘strip’ show. They wouldn’t go for it.

So the remaining two performers took it upon themselves to entertain the audience with their ‘own’ male strip show!

They got all naked and left the stage. I have decided not to post these embarrassing photographs. (see me later!)


Next to appear was the duo:

Diz and Izzy

Mark Jaster and Sabrina Mandell from the Happenstance Theatre.

In the tradition of Burns & AllenBall & ArnazSeeley & Fields,
this offbeat couple brings their baggage to the stage
in harmonies from Between-the-Wars
and cheery songs of the Great Depression.

Slapstick comedy, ukulele and musical saw
in a sweet little music hall show.


Next onstage is a wild and funny:

“CLIFF” (Barbara Ann Michaels)

Ready to Rock!

A volunteer or two would help make this music rock!

Directed by Deborah Kaufman



with Richard Harrington and Laura Walton.

Changing their clothes to suit one another’s clothes.

Now the ball is in someone else’s hands!


A title that gives away the story to be told!


featuring Audrey Crabtree and Jonathan Kaplan. (aka Two Hander)

A tumultuous family life that needs no explanation.


To introduce all the acts one by one was the wonderful joke and riddle rattling Eric Davis


Leah Abel and Olivia Lehrman

A strange tale between a spinster and a wildly strange ole man.

Suddenly we have a case of jealous contempt.

A race for who can empty the small container with the miniscule straw.

Audience members were invited up to help the battle continue.

The macho instinct rears it’s head (Mom tattoo) once more in the battle of the sexes.

Finally they make up and begin what seems like a lovely fetish.

But the relationship goes downhill from here. Licking shoes…Yuk!!!



Summer Shapiro and Peter Musante

A beautiful example of physical theatre and it’s capacity to tell a story.


A wild man on the loose hosting the Cabaret! Look at those eyes.



with Miss Saturn (Jenny McGowan)

Amazing hula hoop talent.

Amy Lee from Morro and Jasp gets into the hoop with Miss Saturn for a great ‘finale’.


A great time for the audience and a terrfic time for the cast!


Next CLOWN CABARET is Sept 16th with the Leroy Sisters Hosting!


For more information on the NY Clown Festival click here!


Jim R. Moore


Photographer/Videographer/Recluse Founder of