Who Are the Toobadours?
The Toobadours are Explorers from the Land of Schnozz.The show follows the hijinx of Hopscotch Hermanopeach McButterbean (Hoppy) & Ponyfly Flugelhorn o'Bandersnatch (Fly) on a journey of cultural exchange & exploration. Watch as they combine Pinkersnotching (Much like your Juggling) with Strumdoodling (aka Music) into the Schnozzian National Past Time known as Pinkerdoodling! The Toobadours feature Jon O’Connor as Hoppy & Amanda Kitchens as Fly.
About Jon O'Connor
Jon o’Connor has been working as a professional Juggler & Performer for 30+ years. He has performed with the Flaming Idiots, Theater in the Ground, The Filthy Rotten Scoundrels, The Mighty Hindenburgs, & Not Dead Yet. Jon also coached juggling for 10 years for the Ultimate Club. During his tenure they competed internationally 3 times, taking home a gold, bronze, & silver, respectively. Jon has worked on Broadway & has performed in theaters in five countries: the US, Canada, Mexico, England, & Texas.
About Amanda Kitchens
Amanda Kitchens has worked as a professional musician for 11 years but has been playing since she was 7. She works most notably as an accordionista but is also a songwriter, vocalist, & multi-instrumentalist. She’s worked with several bands over the years including the Inheritance, Garner Sloan, Vana Mazi, Manny & the Brokeback Boys, Duende, & Cantiga. She now manages her own band: Amanda Kitchens & the Fine China. Amanda has composed & performed for live theater & performers over the years including commedia del Arte group La Fenice, aerialist group Sky Candy, her favorite director Rudy Ramirez, with Austin Oddities, & for juggling friends over the years. She is thrilled to be making her debut in Juggling & Comedy with her amazing partner Jon.