About Us

Since 1995, Modern Gypsies Productions has traveled the globe, thrilling audiences of all ages, shapes, and sizes with original spectacle  entertainment performance art.  Michael Saab and Irene Fong create the nerve center of this production company.

Michael is the creator of the company, a passionate combination of performance artist, visionary and entrepreneur.  He was born in Alabama and graduated from UAB with a degree in Anthropology.  Irene has been playing violin all her life and graduated from music school at Rutgers.  She brings classical style and a touch of elegance to the mix.  Together their mission is to push art, entertainment and design to new heights.

Modern Gypsies Productions has appeared on “The Late Show with David Letterman”, “Fashion TV Lebanon”, as well as the front page of the “New York Times”.  Modern Gypsies Productions has performed alongside superstars Madonna, Lady Gaga, and onstage with rock band Phish to name a few.

Michael and Irene currently reside in New York City and continue to perform world wide sprinkling art all along the way.

 

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FAQ

We are often asked many questions. Click below to find out the answers.

We are a touring show based out of New York City, originating from Sweet Home Alabama, Birmingham to be specific.
Good Question!
I have three ideas right now:
(One) is a Schedule of our bookings. Check it out often as some details change at a moments notice.
(Two) Is video on the web site. Click and watch clips from our performances.
(Three) is our mailing list. We won’t spam you. Just sign up. You’ll be the first to know of any major additions to the website, the show, or the schedule.
Everywhere.
You may typically see us performing at theaters, festivals, and universities, however we’ve worked arenas, art galleries, clothing store openings, movies, car lot promotions, fairs, festivals, commercials, street performances, Cub Scout’s shows, strip clubs (don’t ask), bars, night clubs, dinner theaters, Comedy clubs, you name it. Every show is customized, having a Variety Show makes it easy. “No venue to big or small.” That’s our motto.
This is the best question of all!!
We have learned that our fans are the best. Some of you would actually kill for us. Some of you have. We thank you for that. Here’s what those of you who won’t commit murder can do. Simply suggest clubs or events to us through E’mail and we’ll mail them information about our show.
Send:
The name of the club or civic organization
The dates of the event (if any)
And contact information
If we book an event you recommend, we’ll make you and 2 of your guests our “special friends”. You’ll get in free, we’ll give you all T-shirts and generally be very find to you. Certain shows will earn you a 10 percent finders fee. Just like an agent!
We get this a lot. The short answer is: NO
We are a working group and that means everyone must be trained and pulling their weight. If you have the money or the employment to get here, we’d love to help you learn. You just can’t “crash” at our house while you do it.
Doing our show? No.
Rehearsing? Yes.
We often experiment with new tricks, stunts or chemicals and we’ve had some very minor burns and scratches as a result. We’ve never needed anything bigger than a Band-Aid for our wounds. Our wounded pride is another matter entirely.
My guess is that either your question was EXTREMELY weird or no one has asked it yet…

A Selection of our Past and Current Clients

Corporate

Coca-Cola
Pepsi
Sony
Tide
IBM
Ford
Madonna
Luminous Belgium
Cingular Wireless
Verizon
Bloomberg
Wachovia
Regal Cinemas
Saks Fifth Avenue
Cargo Magazine
Maxim Magazine
Cirque Du Soleil
Pan American Games(CA)
Budweiser
Red Bull
Absout Vodka
The Republican Party
Nantucket Nectars
Jameson Whisky
Hennessey Cognac
Blackberry
McWaine Science Center
Hard Rock Cafe
The Laugh Factory
Hardee’s
Camel Corporation
Nantucket Nectars
The Explorers Club

Festivals / Concerts / Resorts

Tribecca Film Festival
Bonnaroo
Burning Man
DJ Tiesto In Concert
NYC Wine and Food Festival
Manumission, Ibiza,Spain
Ripe Atlanta
Atlanta’s Big Day Out
San Diego Street Scene
Int. Clown Carnival China
Houis Tin Bosch Japan
CityStages
Cirquotic, Puerto Rico
Phish
Sloss Fright Furnace
Butlins, UK
Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines
Africa Yoga Project, Kenya
Central Park Pumpkin Fest NYC
Chinese New Year Parade NYC
Nashville Live on the Green
West Village Science Fair
B’ham Side Walk Film Festival

Concerts Opened For

Incubus
Lady Gaga
Sean Paul
Diana Ross
Linkin Park
Sister Hazel
Mighty Mighty Bosstones
Fabulous
.38 Special
Foghat
Charo
Deftones

TV appearances

The Late Show with David Letterman
The Apprentice with Donald Trump
The Apprentice with Martha Stewart
Fox News
The WB Morning Show
Mission Fashion, Lebanon
Telemundo Morning Show
The Barry Z Show
Madeleine Peyroux music video
“I’m All Right”
Neighborhood Beat
ABC
NBC
CBS