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News & Updates

JUGGLING! COMEDY! ENERGY!

Mineral Area Council on the Arts (MACOA) and the City of Farmington are once again teaming up to offer a fabulous family fun event! Brian Wendling, of Kansas City, Missouri, brings witty antics and mesmerizing feats to the stage of the Centene Center at #2 Black Knight Drive in Farmington, on Saturday, January 23rd, at 2:00 p.m. Mr. Wendling is a Missouri Arts Council Touring Performer who has many accolades to his name including International Jugglers’ Association top five Individual Performer and Team Champion. He has also been chosen the Best Stage Act at the Kansas City Renaissance Festival on multiple occasions.

Wendling has performed as a featured solo performer for the Kansas City Symphony; for Disney World Village New Vaudeville Series; Dickens on the Strand Festival in Galveston, Texas; Silver Dollar City in Branson; Minnesota Renaissance Festival; and for numerous corporations and schools. His performances are a visual feast! Whether he is popping ping-pong balls out of his mouth, bouncing balls on a drum, spinning lassos, manipulating a Chinese yo-yo, or balancing on an unsupported ladder or globe, the audience will be captivated and hilariously entertained.

Tickets are available for $5 General admission at the Farmington Civic Center or by calling (573) 756-0900. This is a MACOA ArtSafe Certified event. Attendees will be required to wear facial coverings and practice social distancing. In addition, only 300 tickets will be available for purchase to accommodate safe seating. So don’t delay! Prepare to get your tickets early!

Due to the COVID-19 virus, we have had to be flexible and creative with the 2020-2021 season. The Theaterworks USA production company that has provided live theater productions the last several years was forced to cancel the ‘Rosie Revere Engineer & Friends’ performance planned for April 2021. Brian Wendling is a remarkably talented performer! We are truly honored to be able to sponsor him in our area in January to provide an event that all ages will truly enjoy! Brian is of the highest caliber and we are greatly looking forward to his live performance in Farmington!

This performance is made available with public support from the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency, and funds received from the First Presbyterian Church congregation of Fredericktown. For more information, contact Scottye Adkins at sadkins@MineralArea.edu or call (573)518-2125.

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