May 12 2011

Fire during Taste of Little Italy

We’ll be outside fire dancing during Taste of Little Italy in Wilmington, DE.

Dates are May 17, 18, & 19. Exact times and location to be announced soon!!

Apr 18 2011

Party at Club 3 with Mr. Greengenes this Friday!

Come listen to the rock of Mr. Greengenes and dance hits of DJ Gizzmo between sets. The Playing Mantis will be going wild out front with their fire props!

Mar 19 2011

Check us out “Under the Big Top” – March 26, 2011 5:30-6:30

Have you been thinking about hiring The Playing Mantis to entertain at your special event or backyard party?  Now’s your chance to get a great performance and support a great cause at the same time.  We’re donating a performance to St Elizabeth’s High School to be auctioned off at their Under The Big Top silent auction.

This circus themed event marks St. Elizabeth High School’s 7th Annual Live and Silent Auction to raise money for the SEHS Technology Fund and SEHS Scholarship Fund.  This year’s event begins at 6pm on Saturday, March 26 in the St. E Center at 1501 Cedar Street, behind St. Elizabeth Church.

Tickets are $60 per couple, $35 per individual, or $300 for reserved table of 8. Ticket includes silent and live auction, gourmet buffet, open bar (soda, wine, beer) and, of course, performances by The Playing Mantis!  Contact Kathleen Houghton at St. Elizabeth High School for reservations or sponsorship opportunities at 302-656-3369 ext 3036.

Mar 10 2011

Happy St Patty’s Day!

Hey there everyone!  We’re finally getting some warm weather and there’s a great event this weekend where you can get out and enjoy it.

The St Patty’s Day loop is taking place this Saturday, March 12th in Wilmington, DE!  For those of you who haven’t attended one of the local loops, this one is one of the best!  The way it works is that you head to any participating venue (We suggest Club 3) to pick up a wristband.  This gets you access to 21 different venues with a complimentary shuttle bus running between them.  This is a great way to check out a lot of really cool spots in and around Wilmington all in one night.

We’ll be performing out front of Club 3 (Formerly the Funkey Monkey) fro 9pm to midnight.  For those of you who’ve seen us perform there throughout the winter with glow, this will be a show you won’t want to miss!  For those of you who haven’t seen our glow performances at Club 3, we’re there every Friday night partying it up with DJ Gizmo.  Come join us!

Feb 15 2011

Spring is coming…

Winter’s almost over, and we at The Playing Mantis are excited to be able to get outside and play!  We hope all of you other object manipulators and fire dancers feel the same way, and we have some big news for you…

Our online store is now up and running!

You can click on the “Store” tab to browse our most commonly purchased props and supplies.  Pick your new props up now and be ready for that nice weather!  You can, of course, still order custom-made props by contacting us directly.

We’d also like to invite everyone to come out and join us every Friday night at Club 3 in Wilmington.  We perform with LED, glow, and lasers throughout the evening along with beats provided by DJ Gizmo.  It’s a great party that keeps growing, so come on out and enjoy!