Super Spectacular! To Opera with Love 2 Showman. 6 Operas. 1 Hour.

Has-been/never was actor Merril Garrick (played by Kolbow) prepares for a big comeback with the help and occasional hindrance of his sidekick Emmet (Niel). Super Spectacular!  was first performed in Union City, NJ and has since performed in Tennessee, Wisconsin, New York and Winnipeg Canada where it was called, “A glorious,

fabulous show,” by Uptown Magazine and “…absolutely hilarious,” by CBC Winnipeg.  On their 2011 Fringe Tour The Donovan Ensemble achieved Best in Fest at the Kansas City Fringe while also breaking record attendance for an out of town show.  And at the Minnesota Fringe Festival received the honor of Encore Winner and receiving accolades from the press, “Genius. Absolutely gorgeous voices.” Twin Cities Daily Planet

“...silly good fun for people who love opera. Maybe more so for people who hate opera.” Pioneer Press

“...clever physical comedy.” Star Tribune

The Hypnotist takes you into a French farce like no other. A mischievous servant, Justin, learns he has the power  to hypnotize his master into doing all of his work.  Madness and mesmerism ensue when his master’s new fiancé arrives in town and Justin is forced to defend his territory. Three actors play six characters in this physical and farcical romp inspired by Feydeau’s Dormez je le veux! 

Aerialists, trapeze artists and stilt walkers collide in this second annual circus benefit for the Puerta Abierta After School Program.

Preposterosity: Tall Tales from the Enchanted Forest takes the audience on a wild ride to fairyland where comedy duo Merril Garrick and Emmet introduce their favorite fairytale characters performing feats of strength and skill. However, not everything in fairyland is as perfect as it seems and soon Emmet and Merril are called upon to save the day from the evils of The Pink Witch.



In this inaugural fundraiser for Puerta Abierta, Emmet and Merril host a variety of thrilling delights -  jugglers, aerialists, song and dance all combined to raise over $2,000 for this very special after school program.