Posted on July 23, 2011
An Evening With Mark Klaus
Internationally renown sculptor and storyteller, Mark Klaus, is excited to be bringing his popular one man show back home to Cleveland for a weekend of stories, lights, and of course, a signing of his incredibly beautiful Santa Klaus figurines.
During the Christmas season of 1990, thousands of people raved over Mark Klaus' Christmas fantasy. Starting with an empty barn and Mark's imagination, he, his family and friends built a whimsical walk through Santa's village, with huge castles and a giant Santa sleigh, dozens of trees and tens of thousands of colorful lights, all inside of a barn in Hinckley. Widely covered by the local media, it appeared in the Sun regionally, the Akron Beacon Journal, and as one of Del's Folks. It was even given "Poinsettias" in the much coveted Mary, Mary column in the Plain Dealer. Since that time, Mark has traveled extensively, appearing throughout the country, and annually at Busch Gardens. He has also appeared on TV's avc, and the highlight of his year is the International Collectibles Exposition, where Mark's displays have won the exhibit award for the past two years. It's at the International Collectibles Exposition that Mark's one man show was born. Featuring beautiful sets and thousands of lights, Mark weaves the memories of life and Christmas into a tapestry of love, laughter, and an occasional tear. The response to this show has been so overwhelming that Mark has decided to bring it home to the applause of those who were left wanting more after they visited Mark's 1990 display.
For those of you who are more familiar with Mark's work as a sculptor of incredibly detailed Christmas figurines than as an entertainer, you will be excited to find an all new collection of numbered, limited edition Santas available for signing after the show. Mark's darling Santas have been on the cover of Collectors Edition magazine, and this November he is the cover story, "At Ho Ho Home with Mark Klaus" in Collectors Mart magazine. Mark's unique connections to Christmasare also explored in a November story in First magazine.
If you have ever found yourself staring into the twinkling lights of your Christmas tree, your mind wandering and your heart remembering the Christmases that have filled your life, you'll love "An Evening with Mark Klaus." And if you want to feel like a child again with your own children, you'll love the gorgeous sets and thousands of lights.
"An Evening with Mark Klaus" will be held on Saturday, December 10, at 7:30 p.m. in the theater at Normandy High School in Parma. Tickets are at the very special price of $5.00. Part of the price of each ticket will go to help the students of Mark's alma mater. After the show, Mark will be available for signing figurines and pictures for your children with the real "Klaus" will also be available. There are only 1,000 seats available, and this show may sell out quickly. Other times and days during that same weekend may be considered for additional shows, so please include your phone number in case we need to contact you in the event of a sellout of the first show, to offer you an alternative time.
If you would like to join us for a fanciful visit with Mark Klaus, please send a check or money order. Each ticket is $X.XX and reserve seating is available for groups of ten or more. Call Mark Klaus Limited to reserve group seating xxx-xxx-xxxx.
In the event of a sellout, you will be contacted and you may be offered an alternative time during the same weekend, to attend the show. If you are unavailable to attend an alternative show (if one is offered), you will receive your money back, guaranteed.