Page 6 Fall 1988
Hustle For Juggling Success
by Bill Giduz
performed for President Reagan in Ford's Theatre and for rowdy
crowds at the IJA's Club Renegade. With their roots in the IJA and
their career going full speed, the Raspyni Brothers represent the
best the organization has to offer - in-house participation and
technique and understated comedy have won them two IJA Team
Championships title (including this year's in
Strict adherence to this code of professionalism has brought them great reward in their six years together. The greatest so far came in late June when they appeared in Ford's Theatre as part of the Festival at the Ford. The audience included President Ronald Reagan and people who paid $1,000 a couple for seats. Besides the Raspynis, t.he show included Sid Caesar, Shirley Jones, LaToya Jackson, Frankie Avalon, Fabian and Bobby Ridell. It will be telecast sometime in September. Their presentation there was flawless, and the sight of President Reagan guffawing on the front row gave them a supreme feeling of accomplishment.
best moment was the end," said Holzman. "I didn't look at
the president at all during the performance. But when Barry caught the
last club between his legs, I took a bow and saw Reagan on the edge of
his seat applauding. I felt like we had reached the pinnacle of what's
available for a variety performer when we did that. I knew we had done
as well as we could, and it was quite a thrill."
(l-r) Holzman and Friedman, two wild & successful juggling guys.