A UNIQUE
MULTI-TALENTED
INTERNATIONAL
VARIETY ARTIST

A combination of visual comedy acts, energetic and challenging juggling numbers, and original novelty vignettes that incorporate gesture, character, and pantomime.

Based near Portland
Maine, USA

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SHOWS & PROGRAMS

Hat Trick

I’m an act who can do a completely visual version of my material for international guests, or a version which has English humor segues from scene to scene but is also appreciated by guests who have a limited understanding of English. I am based an hour from the international cruise terminal in Portland, Maine and the Portland Jetport (PWM). I’m also located within driving distance of 5 New England and Canadian ports-of-call.

MAIN SHOW (50 Minutes)

Michael Menes, Theatrical Chameleon
Tonight’s show features a unique theatrical chameleon, virtuoso juggler and master of physical comedy who’s been seen by over 200 million people worldwide! Don’t miss the most unique show of the cruise!

SPLIT SHOW (25 Minutes)

Michael Menes, Über-Juggler
Contemporary vaudevillian and juggler extraordinaire, Michael returns to Create A World Full of Humor, Finesse & Visual Delight!

NEED MORE? I GOT IT.

For sea days, long crossings, or cancelled ports-of-call, please do not hesitate to schedule one of these entertaining enrichment programs.

Aboard NCL
SEA DAY MATINEE PROGRAM
(45 Minutes)*

Join guest entertainer Michael Menes for an “Above & Beyond” matinee program featuring “Eye of the Juggler” travelogue videos, comedy, Q/A, and a behind-the-scenes look at over 20 years of cruising and performing around the world. (*All sound and media for this program is run from my laptop onstage through provided DVI adaptor.)

Colorful Juggler
JUGGLING WORKSHOPS
(45 Minutes)*

Guest entertainer Michael Menes will teach you the basics of juggling the easy way. (*16 sets of juggling scarves are provided.)

CONTACT INFORMATION

Act • Michael Menes
• Phone:  (1) 207-440-9147 (USA Cell Phone)
• Email:  msmenes {at} gmail.com
• Website:  www.michaelmenes.com

Representation • Jan Stenning at TAD MANAGEMENT
• Phone: (1) 954-554-4128 (cell) / (1) 954-423-8853 (work) / (1) 877-526-0069 (toll free)
• Email:  jan {at} tadshows.com
• Website:  www.tadmgmt.com/michaelmenes/

TRAVEL & LOGISTICS

Cruising Europe

IMPORTANT: MY EQUIPMENT NEEDS TO ARRIVE IN ORDER TO DO THE SHOW! PLEASE TAKE CARE IN BOOKING THE TRAVEL WITH ENOUGH TIME BETWEEN FLIGHTS FOR THE BAGGAGE TO MAKE THE CONNECTIONS.  FLYING IN THE DAY BEFORE AND OVERNIGHTING WHENEVER POSSIBLE IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. PLEASE NOTE THAT FIVE PORTS IN NEW ENGLAND AND CANADA ARE WITHIN DRIVING DISTANCE OF MY HOME BASE.

• Home Airport: Portland, Maine, USA (PWM) or Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Boston often makes more sense if traveling abroad because flights depart directly to Europe and return to Boston. Concord Trailways offers bus service directly to and from the terminals from Portland, Maine for $45 round trip which takes 2 hours (less time than connecting flights at other gateways).

• Drive-To Ports: Portland, Bar Harbor, Boston, Quebec City and Saint John, NB. (Renting a car is always an option, or embarking and disembarking in these ports which saves on flights, transfers and the risk of delayed luggage.)

• Schedule: Please let me know if a show is expected on the same day I’m embarking the vessel.

• Current Travel Documents: US Passport, 10 Year Tourist Visas for Brazil & China, Seaman’s Book (Bahamas)

• Baggage: 2 checked bags (2 are road cases) + 2 carry ons. (transfers by small van preferred to a taxi.)

• Current Immunizations: Yellow Fever (December, 2009)

REHEARSAL & TECH NOTES

• Band: No band rehearsal required. All material is performed to audio tracks.

• Rehearsals: Technical rehearsal for the main show needs about 90 minutes for lights and sound. There are 7 or 8 scenes (“looks”) with transitions that need programming. The split show rehearsal needs about 60 minutes for lights and sound with 3 or 4 scenes (“looks”). When possible, Michael likes the technical rehearsal early in the day rather than later in the afternoon.

• Tech Needs: A wireless handheld mike on a stand, a chair for audience participation, one additional microphone stand, a UV wash (for one juggling number only), and a stage hand to help simple placement and striking of props. If the theater is equipped with projection and side-screens, a dvd is available to display graphics while people are finding their seats to build anticipation for the performance. There is also a video introduction to the show with an audio introduction pre-recorded.

AVAILS

Click this link to view my up-to-date availability. www.michaelmenes.com/calendar/

PHOTOS

Click here for a selection of photos for daily program or theater marquee:  www.michaelmenes.com/publicity

INSURANCE

• *Travel Medical/Evacuation (IMG)
• *Professional Liability Insurance (Specialty Insurance Agency)
• *Health Insurance (Harvard Pilgrim)

(*Available on board.)