back by popular demand!
Big fun in a tiny tent.
For the second time in North Texas, Laughter League and The Petite Palace are coming together to create an eclectic tent show that takes audiences on an unparalleled journey that combines the dazzling, daring aura of Cirque du Soleil with the madcap mirth of Saturday Night Live.
Sponsor the Petite Palace!
We anticipate this event being a huge success, but not without your help! Proceeds from this show support the Laughter League’s work in Healthcare and Educational clowning throughout the city of Dallas and beyond. Your sponsorship provides a great opportunity for your organization to contribute to the healing and educational power of laughter in the lives of children.
In return, your organization will receive a number of benefits including program, signage and verbal recognition at shows, as well as inclusion in our social media marketing.
As you consider where you will contribute to the community in the coming weeks and months, we hope you will consider sponsoring Laughter League’s performance of The Petite Palace.
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Matthew Morgan and Heidi Brucker Morgan are producers, clowns, actors, comedians and theater divisors who travel the world working together as a husband and wife team. In addition to running their own touring Shakespeare company, Shotspeare, they are co-producers of The Petite Palace, a 150 seat tented venue that travels to towns small and large. They have worked extensively across Australia, North America and Europe. They have produced shows at the Adelaide Fringe Festival, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the Rochester Fringe Festival and as part of VIVA Fest in Las Vegas. They currently live in Las Vegas and regularly work with Spiegelworld appearing at Caesars Palace as The Gazillionaire and Wanda in Absinthe and in Opium at the Cosmopolitan. Matthew is a graduate of the Ringling Bros. Clown College and former Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Clown. Heidi is a graduate of the University of Washington School of Drama and the Groundlings of Los Angeles. They have son and he is rad. Check out these websites! MattLovesHeidi.com
Dario Vazquez was born in Mexico City in 1965. He is a fourth generation circus performer of Mexican and Italian decent. Dario has performed extensively in the casinos of Las Vegas and Reno as well as in Korea, Japan, China, Italy, France, Germany, and Chile. Additionally, Dario is a trained rigger and technical advisor and helps run a circus tent company with his father out of Texas.
Kerlly Vazquez was born in Caracas Venezuela where she trained in Karate and Contemporary Dance. She began circus arts with the Social Circus project in the Central University of Caracas, located in the Capital of Venezuela. In 2007, she traveled to China through a scholarship program to train at the China Wiquiao Acrobatic Arts School. In 2010, she represented the National Circus Company at the summer festival called “Circuba” in La Habana, Cuba. In 2016, Dario and Kerlly got married and began to produce and perform together, working with such companies as Q Productions and Stinky Monkey LLC. The Petite Palace is one of their most passionate projects as it gives them the opportunity to share their love for the circus arts with communities across America.
Dick Monday and Tiffany Riley have been life partners and performing partners for the past twenty years, during which time they have headlined at circuses and festivals worldwide including Circus Sarasota, The Big Apple Circus, The Lone Star Circus, Hanneford Circus, Circo Atayde and Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey. They created the clown troupe, The New York Goofs, Slappy’s Puppet Playhouse and the Funnyatrics Clown Program. They have now brought all endeavors under the label, Laughter League, which is a non-profit organization. You can currently see Laughter League clowns at Boston Children’s Hospital, Hasbro Children’s Hospital, Cook Children’s Medical Center, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital, Parkland Hospital and public schools and libraries across Texas. You can often find them performing Goofballs Cabaret at the Pocket Sandwich Theatre, or you can listen to their podcast, This American Goofball on iTunes. Monday and Riley’s mission is to prove that not only is laughter the best medicine, but that clowns are one of the best ways to inspire laughter and help people’s health improve.
The Ramazinis are a clown duo based in DFW. They both toured the United States and Mexico for several years with Ringling Bros. & Barnum and Bailey Circus. The Ramazini's, otherwise known as Kelli and Julio, have also been on national television, news channels, radio and newspaper all across North America. Julio and Kelli both left the show in 2013, and have been working even harder on mastering new circus skills and creating new shows. They are both instructors at Lone Star Circus School. Kelli teaches aerial silks, lyra, trapeze, juggling, and contortion. Julio teaches clowning, juggling, unicycling, rolling globe, and silks. TheRamazinis.com
Magic Mike Williams is a two-time “Magician of the Year” Mike Williams thrills audiences around the world and is considered one of the funniest magicians working today. Guests can expect energetic magic, quirky off-beat humor and engaging audience interaction that can only be described as “funny beyond belief.” MikeWilliamsMagic.com #GetFooled
Laughter League is the flagship program of Slappy & Monday’s Foundation for Laughter, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
Dick Monday and Tiffany Riley have been life partners and performing partners for the past twenty years, during which time they have headlined at circuses and festivals worldwide including Circus Sarasota, The Big Apple Circus, The Lone Star Circus, Hanneford Circus, Circo Atayde and Ringling Bros., and Barnum & Bailey.