If you have children and want them to experience the joy and magic of
live theater, treat yourself and the kids to “AGA-BOOM,” now playing
at the Falcon Theatre in Burbank.
The show features the husband-and-wife clown team of Dimitri
Bogatirev and Iryna Ivanytska, both of whom perform with the world
famous Cirque Du Soleil. The other performer is the talented Philip
Karp-Briggs, who has toured throughout the world with the Ringling
Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus.
It’s tough to describe. It’s part slapstick and part performance
art and it resembles Lon Chaney interpreting a Pink Floyd album. The
experience is crisp because the play lasts 75 minutes, so you will
have no problem keeping the kids entertained.
“AGA-BOOM” is not for everyone. If your idea of entertainment is
watching “Road House” on TNT for the 15th time, then I would advise
you to steer clear of this performance. If you enjoy using your
imagination and are open to new forms of entertainment, then this
show is for you.
Bogatirev does a fine job of directing and the few slow moments
are brought back up to speed with the incredible music and sound
effects that are expertly placed throughout the play.
The audience was clapping and singing along with the very catchy
theme song. Young adults and children were dancing in the aisles
during the lively conclusion. The clowns even pick a few people out
of the audience to participate in the action. Be ready, they may
The only drawback to “AGA-BOOM,” may be the somewhat high ticket
prices. But do yourself a favor and steer clear of the megaplex for
one weekend and take the kids to this show. They will thank you for