Bubble and Squeeze Cabaret

Bubble and Squeeze Cabaret


Saturday, Nov 24
Thursday, Dec 6

Ready for a very different evening out? Want to see amazing acts of physics involving the science of bubbles combined with wistful European style musical accompaniment? Direct from the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, The Clinton St. Theater presents the Bubble and Squeeze Cabaret!

Louis Pearl, AKA the Amazing Bubble Man, accompanied by accordion diva Jet Black Pearl, have created a new stunning spectacle of bubble based entertainment withcabaret style theatre and music. The show is geared towards an adult audience, leave the kids at home!

These are bubbles like you’ve never seen before; oscillating, psychedelic trails of opalescent soap films, bubbles as human habitation, huge smoke filled wobbly UFOS that drift about with a mind of their own, all accompanied by “a formidable force of music, which truly has to be seen to be believed” (Edinburgh Review), with ballads about slugs in love, enlightened strippers and hallucinating butterflies. 

These seasoned performers weave a not to be missed, compelling, imaginative and stylish evening of entertainment and wonder.

Purchase your tickets in ADVANCE HERE.


Louis Pearl has been thrilling audiences around the world for nearly 30 years with the art, magic, science and fun of bubbles. He is a favorite at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, where he has enjoyed eleven years of sell-out success.

Louis explores the breath-taking dynamics of bubbles, combining comedy and artistry with audience participation and enough spellbinding bubble tricks to keep everyone mesmerized. From square bubbles, bubbles inside bubbles, fog-filled bubbles, giant bubbles, bubble volcanoes, tornados and trampolines to people inside bubbles, the Amazing Bubble Man conjures shrieks of laughter and gasps of amazement from all ages. 

"Greatest bubble show on Earth." - SFGate.com

“This show will rearrange your molecular structure” (SE Examiner, Portland OR)

“The range and beauty of the effects really has to be seen to be believed and anyone who doubts that bubbles can fill an hour of stage time will be very pleasantly surprised.”  (Fest Magazine, Edinburgh)

“The thought….that I almost stayed home tonight instead of coming here….is dreadful”  (Audience Member, Portland OR)

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The untamed and inimitable Jet Black Pearl from the port of Amsterdam sings about macho roosters, ecstatic slugs and other voluptuous creatures, while squeezing one hot accordion. 

Intelligently zany, her songs sound like a mad hatter's European gypsy tea party with a punk attitude. 

She creates grooves and mesmerizing layers of flute, plastic bottles, vocal percussion and harmonies.

Special Admission

$10 in advance; $15 at the door. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE ADVANCE TICKETS.

(NOTE: There is a $1.75 service fee for the advance tickets. The service fee is not paid to the theater, but to Seat Engine, the online system I use. If you've ever been to the theater, you know I am small, and I can only offer this service by using an outside provider. Thanks for understanding.)