Illusion, music, juggling and deadpan comedy collide in this vaudevillesque spectacle. Inspired by the antics of Keaton, Sellers, Victor Borge, the Smothers Brothers and the illustrious Wile E. Coyote among others, “The Great” David Kaplan welcomes spectators young and old into a wonderfully strange world they will not soon forget.
Perhaps Kaplan’s most spectacular accomplishment is emerging from the performance in one piece. As his world seemingly crumbles, he manages to tame a rogue bowling ball, juggle furniture, perform feats of prestidigitation, and play melodies on “concert balloon,” turkey baster and his great grandfather’s ukulele, — all to the delight of a charmed audience.
Notable shows include a recent performance as guest ‘balloonist’ with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra and network television appearances on ABC TV’s “The View” and “The Statler Brothers Show” on TNN. David has headlined internationally in theatres and on major cruise lines, from Alaska to the Mediterranean to Tahiti. He has also opened shows for renowned performers including Steven Wright, Bobby Vinton, David Spade, Leon Redbone, David Brenner, Harry Blackstone Jr., and the Smothers Brothers.
Kaplan has won numerous awards including first place medals at the Canton Battle of Magicians and the Columbus Magi-fest, the coveted “Peoples Choice” award at the 2006 International Brotherhood of Magicians convention in Miami, placed 2nd at the 2008 IBM/SAM Competition — the world’s second largest magic competition, and has been featured in MAGIC Magazine
David makes his home in Columbus, Ohio with his wife and two children.
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