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Kids Get Galumpha Fever at Mamaroneck's Emelin Theatre

MAMARONECK, N.Y. -- Children like Clyde Press were entertained, amazed, and even involved in a performance by Galumpha at the Emelin Theater Saturday.

Jodi Press brought her sons Clyde and Tucker to see the three-person performance company, which combines acrobatics, visual effects, physical comedy and inventive choreography in a series of three-to-five minute sets to wow their audiences.

One of the sets involved a white velcro ball attached to black unitards and head wear, which the three performers threw into the audience to cap it off. Clyde, 7, caught the one thrown by Andy Horowitz, Galumpha's president and director, and most seasoned performer. Horowitz had Clyde throw it back so he could catch it with his head.

"It was very entertaining," said Jodi, a Rye resident.

While that was Clyde's favorite part of the show, his brother Tucker most enjoyed the final sequence in which rain - in the form of 100 pounds of rice - poured onto the Emelin stage. Luckily, William Matos, who climbed atop the human ladder his fellow performers created, had an umbrella.

Kate Parlato, who will soon leave the trio, is from Mamaroneck and taught ballet and jazz at Dance Cavise on 273 Halstead Ave. while attending Walnut Hill School of Performing Arts, then Fordham University.

Galumpha has won the Edinburgh Festival Critics' Choice Award and the Moers International Comedy Arts Prize. The group hasĀ appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman , Jerry Lewis's Legendary MDA Telethon, A&E, Showtime, and MTV.

Sunday at 8 p.m., the Emelin Theater will present the Grammy Award-winning Cajun music of BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet.

For more information, visit the Emelin Theatre's website , or email ashley.prymas@emelin.org , or call the administrative office at (914) 698-3045 .

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153 Library Lane, Mamaroneck, NY 10543

(914) 698-0098

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