The Joshua Show
Hailed as “The Ambassador of Joy” and “A Hipster Mr. Rogers,” puppeteer Joshua Holden creates heartwarming entertainment using live music, puppetry, physical comedy and tap-dancing to make the world a better, happier place. With a message of celebrating our differences, finding joy in everyday life, and respecting the feelings of others, The Joshua Show aims to spread kindness, love and warmth.
It's All About the Wedding
Cookie Segelstein on violin and Joshua Horowitz on the chromatic button accordion - both of whom are founders of the internationally-acclaimed trio, Varetski Pass - performed in a backyard celebration of klezmer music. The selections, complemented by historical context, included a potpourri of musical inspirations from Ukrainan, Rumanian, Turkish and Polish traditions. The concert was followed by a lively Q&A with the artists. Special guest Max Read-Myers, a student of Segelstein's, joined the duo for the song, "Plucking Polka." Photos by Fred Goldman
ZOPPE ITALIAN FAMILY CIRCUS
The Zoppé Italian Family Circus welcomed guests into the intimate 500-seat tent for a one-ring circus that honored the best history of the Old-World Italian tradition. Guest experienced the thrill of an all-female equestrian team, trapeze artists, jugglers, acrobats, musicians, clowns, the infamous Zoppé family dog act and amazing feats of circus artistry!
DOKTOR KABOOM AND THE WHEEL OF SCIENCE!
The infamous Doktor Kaboom returned to Napa in a one-man interactive science variety show. He had trouble picking his favorite science demonstrations, so he brought them all and built a big spinning wheel labeled with everything from optical illusions to chemical reactions to a homemade hovercraft, and more. At least a dozen “experiments” were ready to go, and wherever the wheel stops, that’s what happend!
LIGHTWIRE THEATRE: THE UGLY DUCKLING
Lightwire Theater brought a classic tale to the modern stage in an unforgettable theatrical experience. Lined with electroluminescent wire, the beloved story plays out on stage through a cutting-edge blend of puppetry, technology and dance. With dazzling visuals, expressive choreography and the creative use of music ranging from classical to pop, this production brings this story into a new and brilliant life.
Rockapella has become one of the world’s most sophisticated, lasting and imitated vocal groups around. You’d be hard-pressed to find a more influential group out there in this new era of movies like “Pitch Perfect,” network television a cappella shows and innumerable college vocal groups that own the corner of cool on campuses everywhere.
The Olate Dogs are the winners of America's Got Talent season 7, capturing the one million dollar prize. Since that day, their lives have been a non-stop roller-coaster! The Olate Dogs are a high-energy, fast-paced act filled with doggie friendly and amazing pet tricks.
A sketch comedy musical based on favorite stories written by kids from around the country, plus a segment that’s entirely improvised according to suggestions from kids in the audience!
DOKTOR KABOOM! LOOKOUT, SCIENCE IS COMING!
Creatively blending theatre arts with the wonders of scientific exploration, David Epley, also known as Doktor Kaboom, keeps his crowds riveted with interest and rolling with laughter for an interactive, side splitting journey of increasingly spectacular (and often successful) science experiments designed to involve, excite, educate and entertain.
ERTH'S DINOSAUR ZOO LIVE
Erth’s DINOSAUR ZOO LIVE gave our audience the chance to observe, meet and interact with an eye-popping collection of amazingly life-like dinosaurs and other creatures presented in a theatrical performance. Brought to life by a team of skilled performers and puppeteers, and designed with the help of professional paleontologists, Erth’s DINOSAUR ZOO LIVE’s puppets are extraordinarily realistic.
THE AMAZING BUBBLE MAN
Louis Pearl has been thrilling audiences around the world for nearly 30 years with the art, magic, science and fun of bubbles. An Edinburgh Fringe Festival favorite, he has sold out every year since 2007. Pearl explores the breath-taking dynamics of bubbles, combining comedy and artistry with audience participation and spellbinding bubble tricks that keep everyone mesmerized.
THE AMAZING MAX
Max Darwin earned the title “The Amazing Max” for his extraordinary skills as a magician and his ability to entertain adults while keeping the little ones spellbound. His performance combined magic and comedy and was high-energy, interactive and an all-around funny show appropriate for audiences of all ages.
Kids sang along to their favorite movie, participated in a costume contest and enjoyed pre-show activities in the lobby before the show.
POPOVICH COMEDY PET THEATER
Gregory Popovich brought his amazing comedy pet theater to Napa. Kids loved the performing pets and the activities before the show!