World of Wonder
World of Wonder is a program designed for the whole family, theatre that charms audiences of all ages with the actor’s imagination, the mime’s skill, and the conjuror’s craft.
Beginning with the amazing and lost art of shadowgraphs or hand shadows, Leland conjures up an amazing menagerie of silhouettes using only his hands. He is recognized in conjuring circles as an expert on the history of this antique art.
Imagine discovering a felt ring that allows Leland to become twenty four comic characters from around the world in a matter of minutes.
Discover classical magic from the Far East as a Japanese magician lets folded paper butterflies fill the air with color in a beautiful homage to Old Japan.
Larger concerts may include his film, The Sky God’s Dance, a shadow play using cut-outs and 16mm film, based on his memories of life in Africa.
World of Wonder is a journey around the world that occurs in the most magical of all places, yourself.
Travelling Medicine Show
Doc Hokum is a huckster, hoaxster, and humorous carpet bagging doctor who is part salesman, part monologist, and part patent medicine pitchman. From the moment he arrives, there is action, magic, spectacle, and old time comedy. Whether sharing the amazing properties of El Toro Medicated Concentrate, or relating jokes and stories about old time America, this is a show that proves that laughter is the best medicine.
Doc Hokum’s Travelling Medicine Show is adaptable to almost any venue.
Wally Wiggins in Wonderama! is a character event created by Leland Faulkner. Wally is wildly entertaining, and Wonderama! with Wally Wiggins is a hilarious way to keep your evening sparkling with humor and variety. Wally is the ultimate nerd, and his unexpected comic situations, and surprising magic will have your audience in stitches. Wally is available as a Master of Ceremonies, or brings a whole revue. Past productions like Phyzgig North have featured musician and banjo savant Peter Mezoian, new vaudeville and circus artists like Yo Yo Master John Higby, the Inflatable Man Fred Garbo, dancer Karen Montanaro and others. You can witness a phenomenal evening of astounding acts woven together in an amazing Wonderama! Wally also customizes his material specifically for the occasion, for a special group, and unique audiences. They won’t know what hit them when this retro character hits the stage with a bang! From his microphone act where he gets ridiculously tangled in the cables and is electrocuted, to his uncontrollable eyeglasses that multiply and grow, Wally is a delightful nut that makes you expect the unexpected. He is classic comedy in a white suit. Although he sparks comparisons to Jackie Gleason and Jerry Lewis, Wally Wiggins is an original fool that will light up your stage with great magic, comedy sketches, and outrageous physical gags. In Wally’s world objects seem to plot against him, yet he succeeds against the odds. Whether his song is interrupted or his microphone rebels, you can expect Wally to persevere, because Wally is a winner. Wally has appeared in vaudeville revues, theatres, conferences, conventions, special events, and is always an audience favorite.
Celebrate a great event by bringing Wonderama to your theatre and prepare to have more fun than a barrel of monkeys.
Dark Tales is a family production that will raise your spirits! Spooky, comic, and perfect for the Autumn season.
It is a full stage, ensemble production, written, produced, and directed by Leland Faulkner. Leland is also one of the stars, which in its last incarnation included former Big Apple Circus clown Michael Trautman, Prima Ballerina and mime artist Karen Montanaro, the comedienne Amanda Huotari from the Odd Co. and world class juggler/mime Emil Lamprecht.
Dark Tales contains amazing magic, wild special effects, superb ensemble mime, jokes, screams, scary skeletons, great ghosts, and goosebumps galore. It is a spooktacular vaudeville spectacle for the whole family. Available seasonally so inquire early.
Genius@Work is an edgy, laugh out loud comedy favoring the silly over the sedate starring Faulkner’s zany mad scientist Professor Gene Poole in the role of a science teacher. Experience the best chemistry ever between an audience and a performer this side of a science lab as Professor Poole presents not only the wacky inventions of his students, but his own insane creations.
See amazing optical illusions, incredible scientific phenomenon, and some of the nuttiest sight gags ever perpetrated on stage. This show is a crazy, fun, and experimental experience!