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Occurs on Sunday March 5 2023

Approximate running time: 1 hour


The Bailey Theatre
1501 Cedar Avenue
Trail BC V1R 4C7

Event Notes

× Trail Arts Council's TECK Family Series 2022-23 presents

Alex Zerbe – The Zaniac

Sunday, March 5, 2023 at 3 pm in The Bailey Theatre

Trail & District Arts Council presents two-time Guinness World Record holder “Alex Zerbe – The Zaniac” as part of the TECK Family Series.

When was the last time you laughed as hard as your kids? With captivating amounts of energy, Alex Zerbe moves like a rubber band from one end of the stage to the other beatboxing, juggling, dancing, singing, and performing magic. The “Professional Zaniac,” whoʼs been cracking jokes onstage for almost 15 years, zigzags between physical stunts and non-stop comedy. During the show vegetables are sliced in half by flying playing cards, flaming torches and bowling balls are juggled with ease and every audience volunteer leaves the stage in triumph.

A self-described “human cartoon,” his show isnʼt only for the kids in the family. “I try to make my show like the movie Shrek, super entertaining for the kids but there’s a whole other level of comedy for teens and adults.” says Zerbe.

Formerly of the award-winning duo Brothers from Different Mothers, Zerbe is a Hacky Sack World Champion, was voted The Pacific Northwest’s Funniest Prop Comic and is currently ranked Seattle’s 3rd Best Air Guitarist. Heʼs performed everywhere from cruise ships and comedy clubs to prime-time television in three countries, including “Americaʼs Got Talent!” and “Last Comic Standing.”

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“The answer to your unquenched entertainment needs.” - The Spokane Inlander

“The comedy is non-stop.” - The Seattle Times

“Unforgettably awesome!” - Neil Harrower, Capitol Theatre, Nelson

“My face actually hurt from non-stop laughter.” - Pat Timko, Marysville Library

This is a 60-minute family show best suited to kids 4-11 years of age and their families. No Intermission. Reserved Seating. Individual tickets (ALL AGES) are $15, or buy a three show Family Series pass for $30. To purchase a Family Series pass, return to the home page,click on the 'SERIES' link at the top of the page and select '2022-23 Family Series' from the drop down menu. Regular tickets and Series Passes can also be purchased by visiting our box offfice or by calling 250-368-9669.

Also in the Teck Family Series:

Candy Bones Theatre: Ideas Bobert on Sunday, November 20, 2022- From award winning creator Candice Roberts, a heart fluttering physical comedy with a vintage silent film styling, shadow puppetry, stop motion animation projections, dance and live music. The world of Ideas Bobert is hilarious, absurd and rich with magic and creativity, like Ginger Rogers meets Mr. Bean on the Muppet show, Ideas Bobert.

Body Positive Bollywood with Karima Essa on Saturday February 11, 2023 - Three-time Canadian National Dance champion, Karima Essa is Vancouver’s very own Bollywood star. An incredibly charismatic and passionate performer, choreographer and instructor, she has entertained diverse audiences across Canada and been a finalist on “Bollywood Star” in Mumbai. Karima focuses on celebrating body positivity in dance while showcasing Bollywood dance as a fun cultural art form, teaching the audience the basics.

The TECK Family Series is sponsored by TECK Trail Operations. With funding support from the BC Arts Council, the Government of British Columbia, the BC Touring Council and South Kootenay Tourism. This project is funded [in part] by the Government of Canada. / Ce projet est financé [en partie] par le gouvernement du Canada.

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