For Phyzgig Vaudeville, the show must go on

Posted Dec. 30, 2012, at 7:34 p.m.
Iman Lizarazu — a world-class entertainer, juggler, physical comedian and visual artist — performs during a Phyzkidz show, on Thursday, Dec. 27. 2012, at Space Gallery in Portland.
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Iman Lizarazu — a world-class entertainer, juggler, physical comedian and visual artist — performs during a Phyzkidz show, on Thursday, Dec. 27. 2012, at Space Gallery in Portland.
A family arrives at Space Gallery on Congress Street during a snow storm for a Phyzkidz show on Thursday, Dec. 27. 2012, at Space Gallery in Portland.
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A family arrives at Space Gallery on Congress Street during a snow storm for a Phyzkidz show on Thursday, Dec. 27. 2012, at Space Gallery in Portland.
man Lizarazu juggles a ball with a dictionary during her performance at a Phyzkidz show, on Thursday, Dec. 27. 2012, at Space Gallery in Portland.
Robert F. Bukaty
man Lizarazu juggles a ball with a dictionary during her performance at a Phyzkidz show, on Thursday, Dec. 27. 2012, at Space Gallery in Portland.
Iman Lizarazu balances on an upside-down table rocking on a bottle during a Phyzkidz show, on Thursday, Dec. 27. 2012, at Space Gallery in Portland.
Robert F. Bukaty
Iman Lizarazu balances on an upside-down table rocking on a bottle during a Phyzkidz show, on Thursday, Dec. 27. 2012, at Space Gallery in Portland.
Daniel Forlano takes the stage to perform his clown-style comedy during a Phyzkidz show, on Thursday, Dec. 27. 2012, at Space Gallery in Portland. The show was the first of 13 shows during the 15th annual Phyzgig going on through New Year's Eve in Portland and Westbrook.
Robert F. Bukaty
Daniel Forlano takes the stage to perform his clown-style comedy during a Phyzkidz show, on Thursday, Dec. 27. 2012, at Space Gallery in Portland. The show was the first of 13 shows during the 15th annual Phyzgig going on through New Year's Eve in Portland and Westbrook.
Daniel Forlano balances the weight of his body on a little table during a Phyzkidz show, on Thursday, Dec. 27. 2012, at Space Gallery in Portland.
Robert F. Bukaty
Daniel Forlano balances the weight of his body on a little table during a Phyzkidz show, on Thursday, Dec. 27. 2012, at Space Gallery in Portland.
Daniel Forlano balances on a bottle on top of a tiny table during a Phyzkidz show, on Thursday, Dec. 27. 2012, at Space Gallery in Portland.
Robert F. Bukaty
Daniel Forlano balances on a bottle on top of a tiny table during a Phyzkidz show, on Thursday, Dec. 27. 2012, at Space Gallery in Portland.
Daniel Forlano flips a bottle during a Phyzkidz show, on Thursday, Dec. 27. 2012, at Space Gallery in Portland.
Robert F. Bukaty
Daniel Forlano flips a bottle during a Phyzkidz show, on Thursday, Dec. 27. 2012, at Space Gallery in Portland.
Daniel Forlano juggles pillows with a member of the audience during a Phyzkidz show, on Thursday, Dec. 27. 2012, at Space Gallery in Portland. Forlano has performed as far away as South Africa and New Zealand.
Robert F. Bukaty
Daniel Forlano juggles pillows with a member of the audience during a Phyzkidz show, on Thursday, Dec. 27. 2012, at Space Gallery in Portland. Forlano has performed as far away as South Africa and New Zealand.
After catching a ball on top of a dictionary, Iman Lizarazu opens the book to mark the conclusion of the skit during a Phyzkidz show on Thursday, Dec. 27. 2012, at Space Gallery in Portland.
Robert F. Bukaty
After catching a ball on top of a dictionary, Iman Lizarazu opens the book to mark the conclusion of the skit during a Phyzkidz show on Thursday, Dec. 27. 2012, at Space Gallery in Portland.

PORTLAND  — A fierce winter storm forced the cancellation of almost everything yesterday – but not Phyzgig. The Vaudeville festival after all is show business, where the motto is: “The show must go on!”

About two-dozen people braved the weather to catch the first show, Phyzkidz, a performance geared toward children, held Thursday at Space Gallery.
Phyzgig has been bringing world-class physical comedians to Maine for 15 years. The shows feature everything from jugglers to magicians to a Cirque du Soleil-style aerialist.
This year there are 13 performances scheduled for Portland and Westbrook, going on now through New Year’s Eve.

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