Dr. Kaboom! Live Wire: The Electricity Tour Student Matinee
April 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Grade Recommendation: Elementary & Middle School
Curriculum Connections: Science, Theatre, Math
Grab your lab coats and safety goggles because this one-man science show is going to be electric! Creatively blending his intense dramatic flair with the wonders of scientific exploration, Doktor Kaboom returns to the Norton Center with a new show that will keep students not only riveted but also rolling with laughter. Science is a blast, and nothing says scientific discovery quite like “kaboom.” Although this may be a “one-man show,” Doktor Kaboom will ask for help from the audience in this fun and funny exploration of electricity. Join Kaboom for a sidesplitting journey of increasingly spectacular (and often successful) science experiments designed to involve, excite, educate, and entertain. Commissioned by the Kennedy Center, the Live Wire show explores the nature of electricity. What is it? What does it do for us? Where does it come from? With Tesla Coils, Van de Graaf Generators, and a ping pong shooting robot, Doktor Kaboom explains everything from voltage and current, to charges, conservation of energy, and plasma.
CLICK HERE to download the Curriculum Connections guide to Dr. Kaboom Live Wire!
Doktor Kaboom is an over the top German physicist with a passion for science that knows no bounds. 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 every crowd.
His improvisational skill promises no two shows will ever be the same, and his character driven comedy will entertain audiences of every age. Nothing says science like KABOOM! Doktor Kaboom strives to empower, excite, educate, and entertain the people of Earth.
Through interactive character-driven science comedy we improve society’s understanding and retention of basic scientific principals, build upon those basics, demonstrate that all science is for everyone, and remove the cultural stigma that scientific awareness is something to fear.
Science is for everyone, not just the guy in the labcoat, or the girl who wins the science fair every year.
Science is not hard, but it does take effort. That’s not hard, that’s just work, and that’s just life.
Every child is intelligent, creative, valuable, and should know that about themselves.
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“Spectacular. . . nobody can captivate an audience better” -Broadway World
“Better than any Bill Nye” -DC Theatre Scene
“Part Mister Wizard, part Mr. Rogers. Magnificent!” -a happy dad
“Better than Star Wars! Well, episode 2” -Ecstatic 8 year old