music, juggling and deadpan comedy collide in this vaudevillesque spectacle.
Inspired by the antics of Keaton, Sellers, Victor Borge, the Smothers
Brothers and the illustrious Wile E. Coyote among others, “The Great”
David Kaplan welcomes spectators young and old into a wonderfully strange
world they will not soon forget.
Perhaps Kaplan’s most spectacular accomplishment is emerging from
the performance in one piece. As his world seemingly crumbles, he manages
to tame a rogue bowling ball, juggle furniture, perform feats of prestidigitation,
and play melodies on "concert
turkey baster and his great grandfather’s ukulele, -- all to the
delight of a charmed audience.
Notable shows include a recent performance as guest ‘balloonist’
with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra and network television appearances
TV's "The View" and "The Statler
Brothers Show" on TNN.
David has headlined internationally in theatres and on major cruise lines,
from Alaska to the Mediterranean to Tahiti. He has also opened shows for
renowned performers including Steven
Wright, Bobby Vinton, David Spade, Leon Redbone, David Brenner, Harry
Blackstone Jr., and the Smothers Brothers.
Kaplan has won numerous awards including first place medals at the Canton
Battle of Magicians and the Columbus Magi-fest, the coveted “Peoples
Choice” award at the 2006 International Brotherhood of Magicians
convention in Miami and placed 2nd at the 2008 IBM/SAM Competition --
the world's second largest magic competition. Kaplan was recently profiled
in MAGIC Magazine's October
'08 issue. CLICK HERE FOR ARTICLE.
David makes his home in Columbus, Ohio with his wife and two children.