***TICKETS ON SALE NOW***
July 15, 2016 – 7:00pm & 9:30pm
*Recommended for an 18+ audience.*
VARIETY: Houston sure has plenty of it. On July 15, Houston’s premier variety and sideshow performers will enact spellbinding routines before your very eyes that have left audiences emotionally charged, astounded, and laughing to tears. During the course of the show, you will experience gripping stories and hilarious anecdotes as narrations to astonishing magical feats, alter your conception of time and the impact of your own imagination. Unlike what you might expect from typical a “magic show,” Bennett has created the perfect blend of fantasy and comedy which has left preview audiences on their feet in applause. Bennett has made the typical evening of theater disappear as he takes stage with his routines involving metaphor, allegory and powerful storytelling. All of which is brought full circle throughout the evening. This is a new type of show modern audiences been waiting for. The impossible is simply overlooked and all logic is forgotten as you experience Houston’s finest new performance space in a whirlwind of amazement, featuring talents that you only thought were possible on film and television.
Whether you want something AMAZING, HYSTERICAL, or downright IMPOSSIBLE, you’ll find it all when this diverse collection of some of the city’s top performers come together on stage for an unforgettable evening. After a successful first run in May 2016, this new variety show is quick to take the stage again.
RECENT MEDIA APPEARANCES:
See Robby Bennett in his recent performance on GREAT DAY HOUSTON!
“The history of stage magic goes back centuries, and some version of the art form can be traced back to the earliest human civilizations. People have always been entertained by performers who seemed able to create miracles onstage, as seeing the impossible appear to occur right in front of their eyes is still effective at creating a sense of wonder in modern audiences. Robby Bennett is one of a new breed of magicians bringing renewed life to an old art form, and entertaining crowds with his mesmerizing performances… Robby Bennett is a young performer breathing new vitality into an old art form and engaging audiences with a renewed sense of wonder. The young Texan is pushing the boundaries of peoples’ expectations of a stage magic show, and is someone worth seeing live while he performs locally.” – Chris Lane, Houston Press
Magic, aerial acrobatics, sword swallowing, juggling, comedy, burlesque, and MUCH more will be featured by the city’s finest professional performers this Friday! CIRQUE H.O.U. is a fantastic twist on your perspective of astonishment, all with an edgy, comedic element … And an attached parking garage! How’s that for Midtown?
Houston has some of the most talented performers on the face of the planet and five of them will be on stage for one night. They’re like the dysfunctional X-Men, without any practical abilities. Performances like this come along only once in a blue moon, so it’s time for you and your friends to experience something different with Houston entertainment and nightlife and be amazed at this spectacular event in the heart of the city’s social scene.
Robby Bennett – Comedy Magician
Skabz The Clown – Variety and Expert of the Weird
Ku Egenti – Stand Up Comedy/Ringmaster
Mary Bleeds – Sword Swallowing and Sideshow
Axis Performing Arts – Group Act of Aerial Artists and Contortionists
Grant Freeman – …The other magician.
The most frequent answer we’ve had to give when it comes to questions about the show: YES, THERE IS A BAR AT THE THEATER!
Afterparty hosted by Richmond Arms
TICKETS & INFO: https://matchouston.org/events/cirque-hou-0
*Recommended for an 18+ audience.*
It has been over a decade-and-a-half now since Illusionist Robby Bennett was a sick child being treated at several different medical centers for stomach ailments. It was during this time that Bennett started teaching himself magic tricks from a magic kit he had been given several years earlier. After he recovered from being ill, Bennett noticed that he had developed a skill that put him apart from his peers at school and made him stand out among them. Soon after, Bennett performed his first predominant show at the age of thirteen, when he was hired as part of the evening’s entertainment for General Electric’s Corporate Christmas Party at Houston’s illustrious George R. Brown Convention Center and his clientèle list has only grown from there. Since then his client list has grown to include some of the most sought after names in the corporate and entertainment world including Viacom, Shell Oil, New York’s Beacon Theatre, The Golden Nugget and Caesar’s Palace along with a laundry list of others at Las Vegas Venues, New York, and three continents. Because of his ability to perform at nearly any venue (and he has had some strange ones), Robby has been able to maintain a steady performing schedule at corporate events, private parties, universities, banquets, and charity events since he was in middle school.
Bennett has also been a major figure on the charity scene, helping those who are in the same position he once was and visiting a hospital or care center at least once a week since he started performing. The vast number of charities he has worked with has placed Robby as a beloved figure to patients and their families as well as the staff at each institution he visits. This wide range of helping others has inspired Bennett to collaborate with various children’s charities across the country and visit children’s villages (and perform on national television) in Uganda!
As a performer, Bennett has the caliber and charisma which has allowed him to pick and choose from the best consultants and production staff from around the globe, giving the audience pieces of strange which they have never experienced before. He firmly believes that magic is not created by props but rather in the minds of the audience with the ‘Magi’ acting as a middleman between them and wonder. It is with this belief that he has earned a reputable notoriety as a storyteller allowing his effects to be created within a context using strong metaphorical elements that set him apart from his contemporaries. Currently Robby performs regularly at different events and theaters all over the country and is considered by many to be one the top performers in his field.