The Flying Karamazov Brothers bring their unique blend of comedy, theater, music and juggling to The Orleans Showroom for two hi-jinx filled performances, March 27 and 28.
Formed in 1973 at a Renaissance Fair in Northern California by Paul Magid and Howard Patterson, The Flying Karamazov Brothers have established themselves as all-encompassing entertainers, theater artistes, comedians, jugglers and musicians.
In 1981, their first show presented in a legitimate theater was Juggling & Cheap Theatrics performed at Chicago’s Goodman Theatre and at the Arena Stage in Washington D.C. This production became the beginning of what would launch the troupe from a band of street performers to renowned artists who have performed on some of the most famous stages in the world—including multiple theaters on Broadway and on London’s West End, at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles and at the Carré in Amsterdam.
In addition to developing, producing and performing several original productions such as Juggle and Hyde, Life: A Guide for the Perplexed and Flings and Eros, the veteran performers have taken on works of The Bard with multiple incarnations of Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors, which also was filmed for Great Performances on PBS. They have also performed with many established orchestras including The Cleveland Orchestra, Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, the San Francisco Symphony, and The Canadian National Symphony.
The Flying Karamazov Brothers have appeared on several popular television programs including Seinfeld, Ellen, The Tonight Show, The Today Show and Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood, and have appeared on the silver screen in The Jewel of the Nile with Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner. Collaborations with other noted musicians, actors and entertainers, include Frank Sinatra, Placido Domingo, The Grateful Dead, The Who, Dolly Parton, Robin Williams, Kenny Rogers and The Smothers Brothers.
Showtime is 8 p.m. Tickets are available now and are priced from $19.95, plus tax and can be purchased by calling the Box Office at 702.365.7075 or visiting www.orleanscasino.com.