With his remarkable magic and juggling skills, audience favorite Robert Clarke has the uncanny ability to capture the young and old with his fun-filled family show. Always high energy and fast paced, Robert takes the audience on a roller coaster of belly laughs and cheers. Each show is family friendly and is always audience interactive with both children and adults.
Robert Clarke started performing at the age of 16 - training under “The Suspenders,” a juggling group from his hometown of Cape Cod, MA. He began learning juggling, magic, and comedy skills and knew it was the beginning of his career. After high school, Robert worked for Cape Cod Biochemical full time for five years and performed on the weekends.
In 1991, Robert began his professional career at the Mashpee Commons Street Performer Festival - a festival where artists “strut their stuff” in front of large crowds on the street. He made his way to Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA in 1997 - street performing seven days a week - honing his interactive skills and understanding how to work all types of crowds.
In 2001, Robert was invited to perform at Huis Ten Bosch, one of Japan’s largest theme parks, for 18 weeks. After a successful run, he returned in 2007 and 2008 - each time learning more Japanese and working on his craft. He has since performed in Canada, Singapore and nearly every state in the United States.
Before or after the show families can enjoy cold drinks, and light bites, which will be available for purchase at the gazebo.
As part of their sponsorship, The Original Vanilla Bean invited those attending Children’s Festival performances to bring their post-show Children’s Festival tickets to the popular ice cream spot, located at 757 Matunuck Beach Road, Wakefield, to get one free kid’s cone with the purchase of an adult cone.