Specializing in interactive entertainment, Drops Unlimited can provide jugglers, clowns, stilt walkers, balloon twisters, and face painters for your event, big or small. Our stage shows focus on involving the audience as much as possible to create experiences your crowds will be talking about well after the event is over. Great for company parties and fundraisers. Educational shows available for schools and libraries.
We can also provide strolling performers who will bring the juggling, balloons, and laughs to your crowd wherever they are. Perfect for restaurants, carnivals, and outdoor event.
Juggling, stilts, and clowning workshops available as well.
What to Expect
Drops Unlimited offers three general types of service.
1. Stage Shows.
These are theatrical presentations with story lines, characters, sets, props, and possibly light and sound Qs. These can be big ordeals involving fire juggling and breathing, juggling of giant bean bag chairs, climbing two story ladders with clowns, etc. Or they can be smaller affairs involving clowns with ropes and scarves, a single actor with a duffel bag, etc.
A stage show can be themed around (or even written specifically for) a client's needs. Whether you're looking for entertainment at your fundraiser and have a theater that seats 1,000, or you're looking for an educational library show for 100 people, a stage show can fit the bill.
2. Roaming Entertainers
This sort of thing is perfect for school carnivals, company picnics, crowd control, etc. Individual performers can mingle with the crowd and entertain them wherever they happen to be. Jugglers and stilt walkers can provide entertainment over a large area. Face painters and balloon artists can entertain people at restaurants or in long lines at events or ticket booths. As always, these performers concentrate on involving the audience in anything they do.
3. Classes & Workshops
Learn to juggle, clown, act, or walk stilts. These activities are great for exposing students to the performing arts. They can also be used as team building activities. Classes can focus on general skill acquisition or on specific goals such as a class performance, the importance of cooperation and listening, or the math and science of juggling.
While in school studying to be an aerospace engineer, Erik made the very wise decision to become an entertainer instead. Yeah, private university dollars!!!
So, for the last 20 years, he has been juggling and clowning his way through life. Coming from a theater background (yes, he enrolled in theater school after the engineering thing), Erik's first love has always been the the stage show. Erik's first solo work was as a juggler at various Renaissance Festivals in the Middle America (Kansas City, Oklahoma, San Antonio, etc). It was in front of those crowds that he fell in love with the idea of including audience members in the act as often as possible.
That is the core principle that guides every Drops Unlimited show to this day. An engaged and participating audience not only talks about and lives the show after it is over, but those people do the single most amazing thing humans can do. They amaze themselves. They come out of their shells and learn something about themselves and the people around them. An audience who learns something while they're laughing is certainly a force for good.
Erik brings his dual passions for performing and educating together in Drops Unlimited Entertainment. He has taught juggling and clowning workshops across the country, for school children as well as adults. He's taught theater classes to teenagers, and brought smiles to hundreds of thousands across the country. He's performed his own educational circus shows from Alaska to Florida and toured nationally with several educational theater groups (Poetry Alive!, Seem-to-be-Players, Bureau of Lectures & Concert Artists).
Erik is looking forward to another 20 years of providing laughs and thoughts to audience big and small.
Additional Booking Notes
Roaming Entertainer rider:
1. Is the performance space indoors, outdoors, or both?
2. If indoors, what are the floors made out of?
3. What is the ceiling height?
Stage Show rider:
1. Performer will need a backstage area that is out of the sight of the audience to set up.
2. Performer will need a 15 minute light check, if lights are to be used. This time should be before the venue is opened to the public. Stage will need to be lit without primarily relying on front light.
3. Depending on the show, performer will need to be able to plug a wireless headset receiver into the venue's sound board.
4. Venue should be able to play MP3 files from flash or laptop.
Past Booked Events
|January 21, 2018 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm||Children's Birthday Party|
|July 16, 2016 • 12:00pm - 4:00pm||Corporate Event|
|September 26, 2015||Wedding Reception|
|August 01, 2015||Birthday (Child)|
|August 01, 2015||Birthday (Child)|
|June 21, 2015||Baby Shower|
Influences & Inspiration
Kapoot Clown Theater
Gravity Gone Wild
Penn & Teller
Sound board and speakers for large venues