I’m a contemporary vaudevillian who has performed all over the world. Through a combination of dance, mime, movement, character work, and technical virtuosity, I’m known for my elegance, classy style, precision and originality. A juggler for 30+ years, fellow jugglers often regard me as a pioneer in my field.
ABOUT MY MAIN TOURING 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!
I have 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. My 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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My home base is in Western Maine, USA. I’m 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
A new act has emerged in the Optical Juggling Department. ELLIPTICS is a juggling anomaly that takes place in a mind-bending unseen dimension. Similar to OPTICS, ELLIPTICS utilizes live video...
2018 Summer Library Tour
This spring, I’m designing a new Rockin’ Juggling Comedy Show to help support summer reading programs throughout New England. Bookings are still coming in from Bar Harbour down to Cape...
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...
|19 May 2018||
Lewiston, Maine ( USA ) — MUSEUM LA
|02 Jun 2018||
Mechanic Falls, ME ( USA ) — Mechanic Falls Library
|25 Jun 2018||
Lewiston, ME ( USA ) — Lewiston Public Library
|05 Jul 2018||Williston, Vermont ( USA ) — Williston Park & Rec|
|05 Jul 2018||Montpelier, Vermont ( USA ) — Montpelier Park & Rec|
Some Past Clients