PHYZGIG 2012

Our 15th annual celebration of the spirit of vaudeville

December 27 to 31, 2012
Portland and Westbrook, Maine
Click here to download a Phyzgig brochure
Click here for bios of this year's performers
Click here to order tickets on-line

Questions? Call the Phyzphone at 854-0065

line-ups subject to change without notice

THREE VENUES - something for everyone


Portland Stage Company, 25A Forest Ave., Portland

Our premiere venue in the heart of the arts district offers the comfort and luxury of reserved seating. Each show features five or six artists performing in each of two sets. All PSC vaudeville variety shows are accompanied by the live sounds of the Matt Rock Pit Band.

SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland

Enjoy our popular Phyzkidz series in this storefront arts venue on Congress Street that offers younger audience members the chance to sit up close on carpet squares for the best view of our performers. SPACE shows run slightly under an hour with no intermission and feature three artists in each show.

Acorn Studio Theater, 90 Bridge St., Westbrook

Come to Westbrook to enjoy the intimacy of our little gem of a theater in the Dana Warp Mill. Comfortable padded chairs allow for a relaxed experience watching three performers entertain audiences in shows running about an hour 

VAUDEVILLE SHOWS

featuring the Matt Rock Pit Band, playing original music influenced by Southeastern European music styles composed just for this year's festival.
MATT ROCK - an accordion activist committed to promoting spiritual development through free-reed music
SARAH MUELLER - a Maine native who began playing the violin at age four and spent several years touring North America with The Muellers, a family bluegrass band
XAR ADELBERG - a double bass player from Maine who is exploring Balkan music with the group Cinder Conk


EVENING VAUDEVILLE TICKETS - click here to order with PayPal

$20 adults
$18 students and seniors
$16 kids twelve and under
RESERVED SEATING - order early for best seats


Portland Stage Company, 25A Forest Ave, Portland


Hilary Chaplain



Alexander Foolovsky




Ray - Big Ball Juggler

Friday, Dec. 28
7 p.m.

Peter Boie a magician for non-believers who inspires the imagination
Hilary Chaplain
- “I Love Lucy” meets the Little Tramp
Alexander Foolovsky
- mind bending sight gags from a foreigner who just wants to be understood
Daniel Forlano
- a happy sad chap with a rubber face
Iman Lizarazu
– world-class juggler and eccentric performer
Antonio Rocha
- zany characters and physical comedy


Saturday, Dec. 29
7 p.m.

Hilary Chaplain - “I Love Lucy” meets the Little Tramp
Alexander Foolovsky
- mind bending sight gags from a foreigner who just wants to be understood
Krin Haglund
- dazzling acrobatics and aerial silks yield a whirlwind performance
Tom Murphy
- slapstick solo clowning of the finest variety
Ray: Big Ball Juggler
- sophisticated acrobatic precision
Antonio Rocha
- zany characters and physical comedy


Sunday, Dec. 30
5 p.m.

Peter Boie a magician for non-believers who inspires the imagination
Hilary Chaplain
- “I Love Lucy” meets the Little Tramp
Daniel Forlano - a happy sad chap with a rubber face
Krin Haglund
- dazzling acrobatics and aerial silks yield a whirlwind performance
Tom Murphy
- slapstick solo clowning of the finest variety
Michael Trautman
- prepostorous ping-pong impoderables and much more


Monday, Dec. 31 (New Year's Eve)
2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Peter Boie a magician for non-believers who inspires the imagination
Krin Haglund
- dazzling acrobatics and aerial silks yield a whirlwind performance
Iman Lizarazu
– world-class juggler and eccentric performer
Tom Murphy - slapstick solo clowning of the finest variety
Ray: Big Ball Juggler
- sophisticated acrobatic precision
Michael Trautman
- prepostorous ping-pong impoderables and much more
also featuring close up magic in the lobby with Dan Link

Peter Boie


Antonio Rocha


Michael Trautman


Krin Haglund

PHYZKIDZ SHOWS

an hour of non-stop action and fun for the whole family in a Congress Street venue


PHYZKIDZ TICKETS - click here to order with PayPal

$14 adults
$12 students and seniors
$10 kids twelve and under

SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland

Daniel Forlano


Iman Lizarazu

Thursday, Dec. 27
11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Daniel Forlano - a happy sad chap with a rubber face
Dan Link - close-up, jaw-dropping magic
Iman Lizarazu – world-class juggler and eccentric performer

Friday, Dec. 28
11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Iman Lizarazu – world-class juggler and eccentric performer
Ray: Big Ball Juggler - sophisticated acrobatic precision
Michael Trautman
- prepostorous ping-pong impoderables and much more


Ray: Big Ball Juggler


Dan Link

PHYZKIDZ WESTBROOK SHOWS

close-up performances offering unparalled views


PHYZGIG WESTBROOK TICKETS - click here to order with PayPal

$14 adults
$12 students and seniors
$10 kids twelve and under

Acorn Studio Theater, Dana Warp Mill, 90 Bridge St., Westbrook



Tom Murphy


Phil Smith

Saturday, Dec. 29
11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Tom Murphy - slapstick solo clowning of the finest variety
Antonio Rocha - zany characters and physical comedy
Michael Trautman - prepostorous ping-pong impoderables and much more


Sunday, Dec. 30
1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Alexander Foolovsky - mind bending sight gags from a foreigner who just wants to be understood
Ray: Big Ball Juggler - sophisticated acrobatic precision
Phil Smith - expert sleight-of-hand skills




Michael Trautman


Antonio Rocha