Variety Show Performer: Quixotic
Act: Circus Performance
Bio: Based in Kansas City, Quixotic was given Silicon Valley’s unofficial stamp of genius when they were invited to perform at the global TED Conference in 2012. A unique blend of projection mapping, artistic dance, aerialists, musicians and specialty acts, Quixotic fuses all these elements in to what the New York Times branded an “innovative circus performance,” and Men’s Journal declared “one of the best contemporary [cirque] acts.” They have performed for audiences worldwide and have helped launch brand products for companies such as IBM, Qatar Airlines and Bulgari.
The group performed in Cirque du Soleil’s One Night for One Drop special in Las Vegas in 2015. The show was dedicated to raising awareness of water issues worldwide and spotlighting artists who Cirque believes are some of the best and brightest working today.
Variety Show Performer: Alison Borberg
Bio: A lifetime resident of Kansas City, Alison Sneegas Borberg began performing in her living room with her mom at the piano. She quickly branched out to shows at Theater in the Park where her dad was the producer for 20 years. Alison received double degrees from Northwestern University where she studied all genres of music, from classical, musical theater to jazz. Alison has worked at the major theaters in town, with favorite shows including Side by Side by Sondheim, Cinderella, Into the Woods, Prudie, Pump Boys and Dinettes, Barb/Her, Romance, Romance, Sarah in Guys and Dolls and Mary in A Wonderful Life and dozens of cabarets at Quality Hill Playhouse, Musical Theater Heritage and her one woman show, A Night on the Town with Alison Borberg. In addition, she has been a featured soloist with the Kansas City Symphony and given a command performance for President Jimmy Carter. Alison enjoys performing but she is happiest when her family surrounds her. She is blessed daily by her talented husband, Dave, and their four children, Evan, Ryan, Anne, Brayden and their two big dogs.
Variety Show Performer: Simple Simon
Bio: Simple Simon is a professional entertainer, currently based out of Kansas City, Missouri. He has been performing his unique brand of Juggling, Comedy, Magic & Side-Show Stunts, professionally, for more than 18 years. In festival environments, Simple Simon Quickly Builds Massive Crowds, His Energy Is Contagious & Controlled Chaos Ensues While Everybody A Great Time.
Simple Simon has created an act that has taken him around the globe. His act is completely self-contained and can be performed anywhere, anytime and under any circumstances (Rain or Shine). Simple Simon has had his routines published (under his “real” name) in multiple published books & magazines.