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Comical Hip-Hop For Kids

THE BIG EPIC SHOW is an American comedy and hip-hop variety show for children, based out of Minneapolis, Minnesota, that is best known for their live comical hip-hop performances and music, which are “epic” in nature. 

 

The ambitious production is a full-throttle, interactive experience for young toddlers to tweens, entertaining their fans at every turn with live comical hip-hop performances, interactive dance-a-longs, puppets, banana suits, special effects/lighting, and the BIG EPIC Dance Contest. 

THE BIG EPIC SHOW is on a mission, now touring the nationally and sharing the music and laughter with thousands of fans along the way. 

THE BIG EPIC SHOW is well established and revered by many prestigious organizations such as PBS, Mall of America, Children’s Hospital MN, Make-a-Wish Foundation, Minnesota Parent Magazine, and dozens of learning centers and parks across Minnesota.

 

Their first album "MAKE IT EPIC” includes 11 tracks of humorous and empowering lyrics about everything from fruit snacks, pets, to talking bananas, veggies, fist pumping, and being proud of who you are.

 

Founded in 2013 by Cherice Mahal (Miss Cherice) from Minneapolis, Minnesota, the kids hip-hop band draws inspiration from her passion for comedy, hip-hop, dance, variety shows, and most of all, children. 

Mahal started her career with high school show choir, and went on to perform in the University of Minnesota Gospel Choir. She graduated from the U Of M with a Bachelor of Individualized Studies in Spanish, Child Psychology, and Family Social Science. 

After college, she worked in the corporate world and found that it was not for her, she resigned, and began working as a nanny. During this time, she went to karaoke 3 nights a week with another theatrical friend, and one wintery night, she even won a karaoke talent contest. The fun kept going and soon enough, Mahal and her friend started a  hip-hop duo called Blonde Insanity.

 

Through her karaoke experience and being her first hip-hop group, Mahal found her passionate for performing and directing, and sought out more creative opportunities such as Djing and even being a band manager. She was also inspired by variety shows that incorporated the audience, and she always had a deep connection to children.

One day in September 2013, she received a clear vision of a "BIG" and "EPIC" "SHOW," a show that inspired, entertained, and made the audience a part of the show. She hosted a huge opening night at The Fine Line in Downtown Minneapolis, and soon after she performed a kids version of the show at The Children's Hospital MN. After this performance, it became clear that the show was perfect for young toddlers to 12 year old children.

Through trial and error, Mahal and her cast further developed the comical material and catchy original music for the show. Mahal also began booking shows at parks and learning centers, and in 2017, Mahal, her producer Jeff Grady, and her DJ Lisa Senopole, produced the show's first original kids album. 

Mahal, Senopole, and the costumed character cast are now touring across the nation, performing their kids and all-ages show, their mission is to get the music out youth all around the nation. In the near future, they will start touring nationally.  

The EPIC Backstory

TPT PBS
Mall of America Toddler Tuesday
Children's Hospital MN
Make-A-Wish
MN Parent Kid Fest
New Year's Eve Bash 2015 and 2016
In-House Field Trips
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