But after the intermission, the Karamazovs took the stage. They began with We are the Very Model of a Modern Vaudeville Juggling Troupe (which they are, indeed); I would have liked it better if I could have heard the words more clearly, but what I heard, I laughed at, and the juggling was excellent. Many other numbers followed — to be honest, I thought there was too much music and not enough juggling (especially during the Boccherini Concerto Number 9), though The Polish-American Clog Dance was worthwhile despite the lack of juggling (you had to see it to appreciate it — and I thought one of the violins was going to fall off his chair!) but then at the end, they got back to the good stuff, with Whole World (Gotta Learn to Juggle) and Jazz II, another improvisational juggling routine.
If you happen to be in the San Jose area tomorrow and read this in time to get to Flint Center for the 2:30pm show, go. As for me, I’m going to find my juggling cubes and my copy of Juggling for the Complete Klutz and see if I can get past two cubes. Or maybe Jeffrey will take up the challenge!