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Event: 'Comic Michel Lauzičre'

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Date: Saturday, October 18, 2008 At 07:30 PM
Duration: 1 Day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 2, 2008



CONTACT

Anna Toujas

504.885.2000 ext. 205

publicity@jpas.org



Don’t miss MICHEL LAUZIČRE!

Internationally Acclaimed Comedic Artist Does a One-Night-Only Performance Saturday, October 18 in Metairie.



Master of Unusual Comedy… Fantasy Artist…. Balloon Man? All have been used to describe this unique comedic artist and international performer Michel Lauzičre. Using everyday objects and recycled materials, Lauzičre creates a symphony of sound that delights and captivates audiences of all ages. The Jefferson Performing Arts Society presents a one-night-only special engagement performance of Michel Lauzičre October 18, 7:30pm, at the Jefferson Performing Arts Center, 400 Phlox Street in Metairie. For tickets, call 504.885.2000 or visit www.jpas.org. Tickets are $25-$30 for Adults, $22-27 for Seniors and Military, $19 for students (with valid ID), and $12 for children (12 and under). Lauzičre’s unique family-friendly show is sure to amaze!



Lauzičre will also do two special daytime performances specifically for students and youth groups as part of the JPAS Arts Adventure Series on Friday, October 17 at 9:45am and 11am at the Jefferson Performing Arts Center. Tickets for students are $5. One chaperone is admitted free for every ten paid student tickets. To reserve your seats for these special performances call Donna at 504.885.2000 or email donna@jpas.org.



Be sure to catch a preview of Michel Lauzičre’s performance on the WWL-TV Morning Show Thursday, October 16!



Michel Lauzičre act is hard to describe in words, for his musical inventions and acrobatics are something one must see to believe. Lauziere plays classical masterpieces to rock and roll favorites using everything from water pistols and dishes to bicycle horns and paint rollers. A modern-day clown, Lauzičre delivers a winning performance that holds the attention and the wonder of both children and adults.



A frequent guest on The Late Show with David Letterman, Lauzičre played Mozart’s Symphony No. 40 in G Minor using only roller-skates and wine bottles on Letterman’s show in July 2007 (visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5APJNzv9QI to watch). This summer he played “Wipe Out” using a paint roller, a paper bag, and a kitchen mixer on Letterman’s show (visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGie6cfMHwc to watch). In addition to these guest appearances, Lauziere has performed in specials on Comedy Central and HBO.



From entering his famous huge balloon to playing classical music with his unique horn suit, Michel Lauziere reveals some of the most original and unique sight gags ever performed. Since beginning his career as a solo artist in 1989, he has performed in more than 50 countries, on the 5 continents, in over 400 cities, including Beijing, Hong-Kong, Tokyo, Seoul, Singapore, Buenos Aires, Santiago de Chile, Lima, Bogota, Caracas, Mexico City, Miami, New-York, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Toronto, Montreal, Paris, London, Rome, Milan, Monte-Carlo, Madrid, Barcelona, Seville, Marrakech, Lisbon, Amsterdam, Brussels, Berlin, Munich, Oslo, Innsbruck, Zurich, Vienna, Budapest, Athens, Dubai and Istanbul.



Michel Lauzičre has presented his full show in English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, and Japanese. Artist of universal appeal, Lauzičre is one of the few comedian-performers who can charm and entertain audiences of all social backgrounds, all ages and all cultures. To learn more about Michel Lauzičre, to view pictures and video and to get a sneak peek of his performance on October 18, visit www.michellauziere.com.





Michel Lauziere creating music in his “Bicycle Horn Suit”





Lauziere’s famous giant balloon





Creating Music on the “Dishophone”



Praise for Michel Lauzičre:



“His inventions are marvels of simplicity, recycled everyday objects that transform form and function into an entertaining enterprise.”
LOS ANGELES TIMES, Los Angeles (USA)



“The flagship of modern variety.”
DIE WELT, Berlin (Germany)



“The alchemist of sound.”
LE SOLEIL, Quebec City (Canada)



“A modern clown, but without the red nose and oversized shoes… surely an
absolute must.”
LA NOVA BÜNTNER TAGBLATT, Arosa (Switzerland)



“The master of the unusual reinvents humour.”
LA TRIBUNA, Marbella (Spain)

“Michel captures audiences of all ages… Incredible! "
WEEKLY PLANET NEWS, Tampa Bay (USA)



“He manages to play classical music on dishes… Funny and unique. "
Shizuoka (Japan)



“So casual his demeanor, so bursting his talent.”
NEUE RHEIN ZEITUNG, Düsseldorf (Germany)



“... A limitless imagination...dazzling! "
LA PRESSE, Montreal (Canada)





More about the Arts Adventure Series:

JPAS Arts Adventure Series presents kid-friendly main stage productions for students and youth groups at discounted rates during the weekday. Students enjoy an early weekday matinee and experience the arts in action! Free downloadable study guides are available for all Arts Adventure Series performances at www.jpas.org (click STUDY GUIDES under the EDUCATION menu). Contact Donna at 504.885.2000 or donna@jpas.org to reserve tickets and for more info.



Other Upcoming Arts Adventure Series Performances:

JPAS presents RETURN TO THE FORBIDDEN PLANET

By Bob Carlton

October 28-30, Tuesday-Thursday at 9:45am



MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET

Novel by Valentine Davies, Adapted by Patricia di Benedetto Snyder, Will Severin and John Vreeke

December 4 & 5, Thursday and Friday at 9:45am



MAHALIA! A GOSPEL MUSICAL

By Tom Stoltz

Feb 3-5, Tuesday-Thursday at 9:45am



JPAS’s PRODUCTION OF DISNEY’S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

Music by Alan Menken, Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, Book by Linda Woolverton

January 27-29, Tuesday-Thursday at 9:45am



JPAS presents NATURALLY 7

February 27, Friday at 9:45am & 11am



More about Jefferson Performing Arts Society:

The Jefferson Performing Arts Society is a non-profit arts organization dedicated to artistic and cultural enrichment for the Gulf South since 1978. Our mission is to support, produce and promote the performing arts in Jefferson and its surrounding areas.

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Anna Toujas

Marketing and Public Relations

Jefferson Performing Arts Society

1118 Clearview Pkwy
Metairie, LA 70001

504.885.2000 ext.205