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I had mentioned this show back in the Media Kits thread in 2014. Here is more information. Okay park hounds, go find more information, pictures, and video!

VARIETY SHOW DEBUTS AT THEME PARK

Daily Press/The Times-Herald


The nostalgia of the English music hall at the turn of the century comes alive in "Feats Too Big," a new entertainment offering at Busch Gardens in Williamsburg.

During the 1900s, magicians, illusionists, jugglers, aerialists and acrobats took the stage, mesmerizing audiences with perilous feats of talent and skill. Combining elaborate sets, choreography, music and costuming with three internationally renowned variety acts, "Feats Too Big" will transport audiences back to the heyday of the English music hall.

Once inside the lobby of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, guests will be entertained by "Fellini the Magnificent and His Circus Minimus." As ringmaster, Fellini coaches his cast of talented fleas into performing "death-defying" acts like tightrope walking, chariot racing and high diving.

The theater lobby also boasts a variety of Vaudevillian details to set the mood including a mechanical bubble-blowing machine, a fortune-telling machine, a fortune-telling maching, a movieloa and a working antique popcorn cart.

The musical score for "Feats Too Big" was produced and arranged by Doug Minerd, musical director for the European-themed park. Thirteen arrangements, with took 2 1/2 months to produce, were written specifically for the new show and recorded almost exclusively with a full orchestra.

The show's three headline acts include "The Auturos," a Mexican acrobatic family; "Valerie and the Trampoline Guy," a blend of trampoline techniques with comedy; and Kumo Zuro, a Japanese top spinner whose ancient, hypnotizing skills flirt with illusion.

In addition to the variety acts and dance numbers, "Feats Too Big" devotes a 35-minute production to younger audience members. This segment features animal puppets and body characters, created by Spectrum Puppet Productions Inc.
 
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