BubbleMania: Comedy With a Drip! Opening Oddfellows Season
Oddfellows Playhouse is kicking off its 2018-19 season with a guest performance of Bubblemania: Comedy With a Drip!, which will support scholarships to Playhouse programs. Casey Carle, comic bubble artist, will perform his amazing one-man show on Saturday, September 15 at 2 pm at Oddfellows Playhouse in Middletown.
Intended for children ages 5 and up, BubbleMania: Comedy With a Drip! is high-energy entertainment that combines comedy, soap-bubble science, music and a fascinating exploration of bubbles of all shapes and sizes. Carle’s ingenious bubble creations range from intricate shapes to those that are large enough to “trap” a lucky audience member!
BubbleMania: Comedy with a Drip! features giant floating spheres, up to six feet in diameter; 25-foot-long soap-film “serpents;” fog-filled bubble art, bouncing bubbles; hands-only bubbling; balanced columns of bubble foam; cube bubbles; the mesmerizing Crystal Ball; the spinning/flying Bubble Spacecraft, and much more.
Carle, who is a cum laude graduate of the State University of New York at Geneseo, began his effervescent bubbly career as a clown in the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. There, he became the first circus entertainer in the country to encase a person in a bubble. Since then, he has parlayed his comedic timing, showmanship, science know-how and bubble-making expertise into an hour-long show that has garnered broad critical praise. The Boston Globe said, “Carle creates ephemeral masterpieces out of thin soap. Behind the act is a wealth of training and a passion for this slippery art form," while the Norwich Bulletin called Carle’s BubbleMania “screamingly funny.”
Carle tours more than 350 BubbleMania! shows a year. He has been a bubble consultant for Pepsi and Cirque du Soleil’s The Beatles LOVE. He was crowned Champion Bubble Artist after a five-day competition between the world’s leading soap bubble performance artists on Japan’s popular television program, “TV Champion.” He has taught bubble science to millions on The Discovery Channel and The Science Channel.
Carle has received various other awards and has also been recognized by both the Connecticut Office of the arts and the New England Foundation for the Arts for his educational and entertainment programs
To learn more about BubbleMania! and Carle, visit his Web site at www.bubblemania.com.
Tickets for BubbleMania: Comedy With a Drip! are $10 for adults, $5 for kids, or $25 per family and may be reserved in advance atwww.oddfellows.org or by calling (860) 347-6143. Seating at Oddfellows is limited and advance reservations are strongly recommended. Patrons may pay for their tickets at the door, just prior to the performance.
Oddfellows Playhouse is located at 128 Washington Street in Middletown. Parking is across the street in the Municipal Lot behind Kidcity Children’s Museum. Oddfellows Playhouse, founded in 1975, is a non-profit theater organization which promotes the growth of young people – in skills, knowledge and self-confidence – through the performing arts.