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Juggling Variety Duo Featured on America's Got Talent Stops in Northwoods


A juggling variety act that was a semi-finalist last year in a popular nation-wide talent contest will be in the Northwoods this weekend.

Jon Wee and Owen Morse of “The Passing Zone” were featured on Season 11 of America’s Got Talent which aired last summer. The two met at a juggling convention and have been performing professionally for nearly 30 years. Wee says they perform juggling stunts and comedy acts and will be taking the stage in Eagle River tomorrow night.  

“...The show is called ‘The Passing Zone saves us all.’ A lot of times when people hear that it’s a juggling show, and they think ‘who wants to watch juggling for a full evening?’ It’s really a comedy show. The show starts with a rather ridiculous premise of the fact that Pluto is on a collision course with planet Earth because it’s mad because it got demoted from planet status. So somehow somebody’s got to stop this catastrophe from happening and perhaps Owen and I with our skills for flying objects, maybe there’s something we can do to save us all.”

Wee says they’ll be juggling chainsaws, fire and knives. He says the show is for all ages…

“…Often when you hear ‘hey it’s good for the family’ that sounds like a kids’ show that the adults might tolerate. This one is the other way around…it’s geared more towards adults, but kids will love it too…”

The show is May 13 at 7:30 at the Northland Pines High School Auditorium. Tickets are available at Eagle River Roasters or can be bought at the door. Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for kids 17 and younger.

For more information about The Passing Zone, visit their website

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