Opera House’s Carmichael Family Series starts Sept. 22

CROWLEY - The Grand Opera House of the South in Crowley has announced its lineup for this season’s Carmichael Family Series, which features three shows sure to please Crowley’s crowds.

Goowin’s Balloowins

Sunday, Sept. 22

2 p.m.

Considered to be the originator of balloon story theatre, Allynn Gooen loves using the term “pop art.”

Traditionally, clowns and magicians twist balloons into creatures for kids, but not Allynn Gooen, who uses balloons to turn the kids into creatures.

For over thirty years Gooen has been delighting audiences of all ages the world over. He fills the stage with extraordinary balloon creations as he leads the audience through a variety of stories including Snow White and The Eight Dwarfs, The Wizard of Oz and The Story Of Purim, in which children from the audience will star.

In addition to his own television show, Allynn Gooen has appeared on Nickelodeon, Shining Time Station, Fred Penner’s Place and at countless theatres and festivals around the world.

Tom Sawyer

Thursday, Nov. 7

7 p.m.

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, presented by the Birmingham Children’s Theatre, is based on the classic story by Mark Twain.

Tom’s tale begins with a whitewashed fence, a sweet girl named Becky, Huckleberry Finn and tales of pirating and treasure hunting.

Only after a surprising funeral and a murder trial where the truth is uncovered does the audience see Tom not only as an adventurer, but also as a moral hero.

Share in the lessons of bravery, truth and adventure where Tom meets his match and mischievous fun begins.

The Bucket Boys: Wiggle to the Beat

Sunday, Jan. 19

2 p.m.

A progressive percussion duo combining high-energy rhythm and surprisingly funny comedy deliver an interactive performance of sight, sound and laughter.

This hilarious duo from Chicago are expert percussionists, but they make all their noise using buckets, bin lids, pots, pans and street signs to bang out thunderous grooves, extraordinary cadences and hip-hop, funky dance beats.

The Bucket Boys have toured extensively and have performed in Times Square and on America’s Got Talent.

Combining drumming, comedy and crowd interaction is unique to the Bucket Boys, and quite literally needs to be seen to be believed.

The Family Series is sponsored by the Ted and Judy Carmichael family of Crowley.

The Grand Opera House of the South is located at 505 N. Parkerson Ave. in Crowley. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 785-0440 or visit http://thegrandoperahouse.org/site.php.

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