World in a Flapp!
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Major Flapps? Who's that?
He's a courageous aviator with a big red nose and an 8-foot-long scarf.
His only problem is that he can't seem to get airborne!
And that's where this hilarious concert starts
as he enlists audience members as his flight crew.
In his show "World in a Flapp", audiences of all ages become the stars in fiddling, clown aviator Major Conrad Flapps' delightful blend of physical/acrobatic and musical comedy. The world's only "human airplane" enlists audience members as his flying crew on stage and creates musical parodies with hilarious results. Major Flapps provides "splendid family entertainment" (CBC) whether singing and fiddling comic send-ups of country & western, Maritime tunes or rhythm & blues.
Climb aboard and join the outrageous fun! (This show is also available in French!)
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Major Flapps' Traffic Safety Show
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Choking from the air pollution, caused by too many cars on the road, clown aviator, Major Conrad Flapps decides to walk instead of fly to school. Incorporating his popular style of making the audience the stars of the show, Flapps transforms students and adults into cars, drivers, traffic lanes, and sound effect machines, while hilariously blazing a trail through the "urban jungle". Imitating the students using clown humour with Hip-Hop and Rap, Major Flapps demonstrates the wrong ways to approach traffic safety thus encouraging input from audience volunteers. A climactic unmasking of the clown brings the seriousness of his message home.
Adding live music on fiddle, Major Flapps parodies Country Music and Rhythm and Blues to reiterate the safety themes of the show, as well as the economic and health benefits of leaving the car at home. The hilarious finale features the Crosswalk Jive Band composed of "famous audience musicians".
This new show uses hip-hop, rap and jive in an interactive show transforming audiences into car drivers, as Flapps demonstrates the wrong ways to use the crosswalk. This show is for Elementary School audiences. It was originally sponsored by The Autoplan Broker Road Safety Program.
"One of the foremost popular clowns on the Western Canadian circuit" (CTV, Canada-In-View)
Letters from kids about the show!
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The Flying Symphony Show
The stage is covered with space and star effects. Suddenly the orchestra begins the glorious music "Also Sprach Zarathustra". A spotlight targets a space age display of the earth at the centre of the stage.
Conrad Flapps' head slowly appears above the display, with an inflated globe balanced on his flying helmet. He poses, flies around, and lands in front of the backdrop, just as the music completes.
Flapps grins and speaks to his audience, "Thank-you flyers, I am Major Conrad Flapps, and I just seem to have the world on my mind..."
And so begins a hilarious musical adventure 'round the world with our famous aviator clown Major Conrad Flapps. With the help of the symphony orchestra, and the children and parents in the audience, we tour the world of orchestral music, from the themes to Star Trek and E.T., to The Blue Danube Waltz, A Silly Square Dance, The Flight of the Valkerie, The Bay of Fundy Reel, and much, much more.
Last performed with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, this hilarious musical adventure is especially designed to enlist young audience members as Flapps' flight crew while they enjoy an entertaining and enlightening musical experience. Delightful!
April, 2002 - Major Flapps with the Vancouver Symphony!
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The Story of Esther
The Story of Esther is a powerful comic tale exploring the nature of racism and intolerance-
a visual feast of mask, costume, puppetry, and live music.
The prime minister of the ancient empire of Shushania schemes to destroy his Jewish subjects. Can this hate filled man be stopped? Who has the courage, strength, and wits to defeat such evil? Watch how the teenage heroine Esther becomes queen of Shushania in order to save her people from destruction.
Jump on a hilarious roller-coaster of musical story-theatre as clown Stuart Nemtin creates all eight characters in a tour de force performance that enacts the biblical drama of the Book of Esther.
Klezmer meets clown in this ancient tale of joy, passion, and intrigue. Blending song, masks, puppets and physical comedy, The Story of Esther will have you laughing, gasping and asking for more!
This show has been carefully scripted for audiences 4 years and older
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