We're mavericks, trail blazers, rebels, rule breakers, outlaws...true uninhibited artists. We deliver our message through sideshow, and fuel our art through passion. Named after the most successful Broadway musical and movie from the late 30's and 40's, Hellzapoppin is a world renown theatrical circus thrill-show where some of the deadliest stunts in live entertainment are performed to loud crowd-pleasing musical tracks.
You might have seen Hellzapoppin's feature performer Andrew S on Ripley's Believe It Or Not, National Geographic Channel, Comedy Central, CBS, A&E, Science Channel, Discovery Channel and America's Got Talent! Andrew S is one of the biggest, best and most famous circus sideshow performers in the world. Andrew will be performing Sword Swallowing, Eye Socket Weight Lifting and his signature Guinness World Record stunt the Screw Face.
You'll see the world's very best YoYo artist Mr. Derek "the YoYo Guy" Cockrum! Derek will blow your mind and steal the show with his amazing incredible and unbelievable YoYo tricks! You'll witness with your own eyes the world's most amazing half-man Short E. Dangerously (aka Shorty). That's right, he's a half man cut in half at the waist and walks around on his hands. Shorty is featured in a 2 page spread inside the 2017 Ripley's Believe It Or Not book, Shatter Your Senses! He's traveled the world over many times performing at the world's largest festivals and very best music venues, theaters and has been featured on countless TV shows. Shorty is a hand-balancer acrobat and he also walks bare-handed on broken shards of glass while on fire.
You'll see the pain-proof strong man Mr. Eric Ross! Eric is a world renown magician and sideshow performer. He performs death defying stunts live on stage known as the Fakir act. He takes long skewers and shoves them right through his biceps, the palm of his hands and even the mandible which is located directly underneath his tongue and out his throat.