February 26, 2014

Puppets and Bubbles and Hula Hoops, Oh My!

Although puppets, hula hoops and bubbles make us all think of our childhood, these seasoned professionals bring entertainment to any age. Get the scoop below on three amazing performers, buy your tickets, make your kids happy, and find a moment to revisit your inner-child at the Moisture Festival.


Matt Plendl

Matt Plendl was the US National Hula Hoop Champion at the age of 13, then went onto a career in stage musical and voice-over. At age 24 he performed his hula hoop act on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson three times within a six month period, and has since dazzled audiences in person and on TV across the globe.

Fun Facts:
*Matt is a question in Trivial Pursuit.
*Matt is an accomplished thereminist. Don't worry, I had to look it up too.

Scott Land Marionettes 

Scott Land is a puppeteer at the top of his game. His seasoned performing skills are on display in nearly every scene of Paramount Pictures' Team America: World Police.

His clientele reads like a "Who's-Who" list of Hollywood: Sylvester Stallone, Barbra Streisand, Steven Spielberg, Whoopi Goldberg, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Clint Eastwood, Pee Wee Herman, Tom Hanks, Rod Stewart, Meg Ryan and many more.

Scott was a festival favorite last year with his legendary marionette: Michael Jackson.

Louis Pearl

Louis Peral has been bubbling professionally since 1980, when he started the Tangent Toy Company.  He started performing in 1983 with a show at exploratorium in San Francisco.

He has written two books about bubbles and made a video called "Lights, Camera, Bubbles!".

This is a short blurb on Louis, but it's much easier for the bubbles to do the talking.  Check out the video below and get a glimps into "The Greatest Bubble Show on Earth".


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