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Thursday, January 28, 2016

Tomas Kubinek

     I attended the Tomas Kubinek show at The Historic Fox Theatre this past Thursday night and I'm not sure what to make of it.

     When I entered the theatre there was this feel of the late 1890's era, perhaps an asylum; and this little man entered in clothes of the era and assumed the persona of a lunatic.  He did some parlor tricks where he blew out candles as he was trying to light them, dropped things he was trying to pick up, did some improve with the audience at the front of the stage, and also some magic tricks.  Kids in the audience were laughing and having a good time.  I could hear them throughout the auditorium. Their laughter helped lighten the overall effect of the stage set.

     At one point Kubinek strapped on the amazing continuous walking machine, which I thought was excellent.  He never actually walked on the extra legs that I could tell, although I tried to keep up for a while as to when he was on his actual feet and when he utilized the extra feet to pivot and turn, and then finally gave up on that as he moved way to fast.

     He brought a child of 5 years up on the stage.  Noah was his name, and he was having the time of his life at the show and even on the stage when Kubinek turned up the house lights.  Noah was all about being in front of the crowd, he wasn't shy and met the audience full on.  I would say that this might have been the start of something big for Noah.  Kubinek also brought up another audience member on stage to help him with a part of his performance and did quite a few interesting acrobatic type things, Kubinek also kept up improv with the audience as he advanced through his show.  He's very versatile and appears to have no bones, very limber.  

     This show was interesting and I don't quite know how to categorize it, as I don't think a category exists to slip it into, very original and unique.  Kubinek's website is wonderful. You should go check it out here: Tomas Kubinek

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