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“Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.” -- Victor Borge

For more than 25 years actor Tim Behrens has brought to life more than 40 zany denizens of Blight, Idaho, the fictional home town of nationally renowned humor writer Patrick F. McManus.

• McManus, whose 24 books have sold more than 5 million copies, and Behrens, who has performed Pat’s five distinct, G-rated, one-man comedies 1600 times to more than ½ million people, in 23 states and two provinces, have created a history of hilarity that promises to have your audiences laughing long, loud and hard. As a Seattle Times critic noted: “the audience, already moved to tears of laughter, were reduced to banging their heads on their knees in a rictus of paralyzed delight." (Whatever that means, we hope no one was hurt!)

• The story telling is universal, accessible, imaginative, intelligent, and most of all, funny. As the Cultural Arts Director in Auburn, WA, said: “I have never heard such sustained laughter in a theatre.” Check out all our reviews HERE.

• While Tim is still accepting bookings from both theatres and private/corporate/convention/holiday shows, something Original, Exciting and NEW looms on the horizon: The McManus Musical!
OK, OK, it’s not Phantom or Brigadoon, but it may be just as innovative!
It’s called
My Favorite Toy Was Dirt, An American Story in Concert!
And it’s scored for 7 Musicians and one actor, me!
Dirt contains McManus stories put to and surrounded by original, authentic and wildly creative music. The composer is Olivia Brownlee, a talented singer, musician, composer, arranger and artist. www.oliviabrownlee.com
Soon, more information will appear here and on Kickstarter, where we aim to raise enough startup funds to finish the score, determine the final orchestrations and begin performing. Now Don’t Worry: I don’t sing….mainly because I only have the one key….mine.
The musicians become an integral part of the performance, as they interrupt, interject and also interfere with the proceedings. Still confused? Think Mark Twain meets Spike Jones! Or the Marx Brothers meet Frank Zappa. Or Peter and the Wolf on steroids where nobody dies in the end.

Behrens Blog

Walking the Dog

Posted on 2017-03-30 15:44:39

I don't have a dog. Which makes walking it a lot easier. Instead, I interact with the neighborhood dogs. Kind of. I don't escort them around the local City Park paths. No, what I do is watch out for dog walkers. My walks are a must if I am to exercise these old bones. Dogs I encounter help me stay alert and fit by providing a different kind of exercise, one that combines awareness, judgment and fear. The Park has signs posted all over:...

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