About MICHAEL MENES
Michael Menes (pronounced men•ness like finesse) is a contemporary vaudevillian who has performed all over the world. A juggler for 30+ years, fellow jugglers regard him as a pioneer and legend in his field. Through a combination of dance, mime, movement, character work, and technical virtuosity, Michael is known for his elegance, classy style, precision and originality.
ABOUT THE SHOW
HIGH-JINKS is a celebration of physical comedy, juggling, and sketch-comedy that is accessible, visual and highly entertaining. The show is packed with fast-paced, nimble and energetic vignettes including awesome juggling routines, mind-boggling illusions, novelty arts, and hilarious audience participation. HIGH-JINKS is international and has toured across Europe, Asia, and South America transcending age, language, and cultural barriers. Sit back, as Michael Menes, the über-juggler and theatrical chameleon, defies the forces of gravity as he creates a world full of humor, finesse and visual delight!
Michael has performed around the world in festivals, theaters, corporate galas, casino showrooms, television, schools and universities, and on the stages of a dozen luxury cruise lines such as Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, Holland America and Disney Cruise Lines. His career highlights include CIRQUE du SOLEIL (TV) Solstrom Series • JUST FOR LAUGHS Comedy Festival (TV), Montreal, Quebec • Three X’s on “Le Grande Cabaret du Monde” (Prestigious TV Show) Paris, FRANCE • THE OLYMPIC ARTS FESTIVAL, Barcelona, SPAIN • TRAUMSPIELE VARIETé, GERMANY • THE INTERNATIONAL HUMOR FESTIVAL (TV) CCTV, Beijing, CHINA (200 MILLION VIEWERS ACROSS ASIA!) and many more…
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Michael’s home base is in Western Maine, USA. He is the owner/creator of the Eureka Arts Retreat. The space is designed for rehearsals, intensive workshops, directorial services and video production. For more information, visit www.eurekaretreat.com
“Eine faszinierende performance!” (A Fascinating Performance!)
-Circus Zeitung Magazine,
Posts from Michael
I’ve released a sneak peak mashup video of my new OPTICS juggling act. The act uses wireless technology to stream HD video to multiple projectors in real time. Audiences will...
HIGHJINKS on NCL
This spring I’m getting my sea legs working as a guest entertainer for NCL. I first started working for Norwegian Cruise Lines back in 2002 on one week cruises from...
Next week I’ll be performing my HIGHJINKS solo show on a 16 Night Transpacific Crossing Cruise from Sydney to Honolulu! Ports of calls include Noumea, Mystery Island, Lautoka, & Pago Pago. The...
I have a new comedy duo show with Leland Faulkner called SNAFU! Situation Normal until the arrival of Michael Menes and Leland Faulkner, and then the world gets turned on...
I Got A New Website!
This year I’ve been working hard to update my online presence and decided to migrate over to a WordPress Premium Theme which is designed for touring artists. I love the...
Attending Moisture Fest!
From March 23rd through March 27th I’ll be in Seattle to attend the world’s largest comedy-varieté festival performing both solo and with my partner Leland Faulkner as SNAFU! Comedy/Varieté is...
Some Past Clients