Nothing says science like KABOOM! Doktor Kaboom is an over-the-top German physicist with an unbridled and contagious passion for science. Sporting chrome goggles, orange lab coat, motorcycle boots, and wicked cool hair, Doktor Kaboom travels the world, thrilling adults and children alike with an explosive comedic style that is guaranteed to please. Returning to Segerstrom Center with his original show, the good Doktor will captivate audiences with his hilarious and fun series of increasingly spectacular, and (often)successful, demonstrations of the physical sciences including an homage to Mister Wizard, a tabletop catapult, illusions of the mind, and impressive chemical reactions.
David Epley, through the character of Doktor Kaboom! performs original interactive Science Comedy shows for audiences of all ages. Creatively blending theatre arts with the wonders of scientific exploration, Doktor Kaboom! keeps his crowds riveted with interest and rolling with laughter. Join Kaboom! for a sidesplitting journey of increasingly spectacular (and often successful) science experiments designed to involve, excite, educate, and entertain.
David Epley is a native of Charlotte, North Carolina, and has been fortunate enough to discover two passions in his life. Science, his first, took him to studies at the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics. His second, performing, became his career, and for 20years David has made his living writing, performing, and directing original interactive theatre across the US and Canada. David is thrilled to be able to bring his passions together and honored to share them with you. He considers himself quite fortunate to have found his calling in life and blessed to be allowed to make a living doing what he loves.
"…a complete delight, enthralling the youngsters in the crowd with his demonstrations while keeping the adults amused with his hilarious commentary.” – BWW Review
“Unlike some science shows, which can be yawn-inducing for the parents, Kaboom kept everyone in Bass Hall engaged during the quick-paced show.” - Mom2Mom Review
“Doktor Kaboom is one of the most innovative science presentations that I’ve ever seen.” -About.com Review
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Join us for FREE pre-show activities before Look Out! Science is Coming!
It’s time to get up and atom! On Saturday before the performance enjoy the FREE Beckman Science and Arts Festival from 11:30am-2:30pm. Local organizations will bring hands-on exhibits and activities to engage kids of all ages in learning science and engineering programs. Visit our website to learn more! On Sunday an hour before the performance, join the Girl Scouts of Orange County to learn how to use binary code patterns to make a bracelet or key chain with your own secret message. Learn about coding and make a fun accessory to take home! Be sure to visit our large building equipment to create whatever you can imagine and take a picture with our Dr. Kaboom themed photo opt. Come early to enjoy all the fun!
We look forward to seeing you!
1 hour with no intermission
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