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Cirque du Soleil performer to be part of Madfest Juggling Extravaganza


MADISON (WKOW) -- A 10 year veteran of Cirque du Soleil will join performers in Madison for the 47th Annual Madfest Juggling Extravaganza. 

(Wasn't it 47th Annual last year? Hmmm.)

The Madfest Juggling Extravaganza is a locally produced event that showcases variety acts from all over the United States.   Audience members can expect to see dazzling displays of human dexterity, useless ability, and sheer foolhardiness.

The 47th Annual Madfest Juggling Extravaganza is part of a Juggling festival held annually in Madison. This free festival features beginning workshops, games, vendors, unicycles, yo-yo's, and many jugglers juggling

Steven Ragatz of Cirque du Soleil is among the special guests at the Extravaganza this year.  Ragatz most recently performed in Cirque Mechanics' production of Birdhouse Factory, and Smirk, jugglers and physical comedians who won the International Juggler's Association 2009 silver medal.

The Madfest Juggling Extravaganza is an event for all-ages.

When: Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010, 7:00 p.m.

Where: Wisconsin Union Theatre

Tickets for the 47th Annual Madfest Juggling Extravaganza cost $10,  $13 on the day of the event.  They are available at the Union Theater Box Office (262-2201, 800 Langdon St.), Star Liquor (1209 Williamson St.) and the Regent Market Co-op (2136 Regent St.)

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Online reporting by Julie Lund

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