Captain Rainbow Imagination Show
A space age vaudeville reue interweaving juggling, fire, color, illusion,
dance, and mime into a visually unique presentation. The audience gets into
the fun as they help the Captain construct the Great Balloonalaphagus. (K-5)
the ARTS (with Professor Letterhead
A roller coaster ride through the Arts Alphabet with the wacky Professor
Letterhead who calls upon the audience members for their ideas throughout
the show. The Arts from A to Z come alive as the students help the Professor
act out brief sketches on stage. (K-5)
MIME- in- MOTION
An eclectic mix of mime, dance, and clowning with an emphasis on comedy
and audience participation. Such pieces as Hat & Coat, the Lawrence Welk
Show, and the Ballet Gourmet are combined with skillful mask work and humorous
prop manipulation for a one of a kind event. (sixth grade-college)
ALL ABOARD! (with WHISTLESTOP WILLIE)
This charming character was created by Hardin for the lead role in the video
ALL ABOARD!. Whistlestop Willie is a Train Conductor who sings
songs with the audience and involves them in a variety of tricks on stage.
The finale has all the kids involved in making music as Whistlestop
plays harmonica and gets his Grandpa (Limberjack) dancing.
This nutty doctor checks funnybones and bellybuttons to see if they are
in good working order. He juggles big bones, makes Mr. Bones the
Skeleton talk and spins the beach ball on their fingers. He then quizzes the
kids on their knowledge of the human body and what it takes to keep it healthy,
giving balloon creations for correct answers.
BANANA CLAUS & the Crazy Holiday Show
This is one of Hardins most original and favorite characters who
portrays Santas lovable but confused son. Banana Claus arrives
on the scene in a noisy calamity of fun and proceeds with lots of audience
interaction to reveal a timeless message of the holiday season.
DROSSELMEYER The mini-NUTCRACKER
This 25 min. streamlined version of everyones Holiday favorite
features Hardin playing three different characters: Drosselmeyer, Nutcracker
Soldier and Golden Party Juggler. He is accompanied by a beautiful Ballerina
with whom he dances. During the finale children are invited onstage for follow
the leader fun and candy canes for all.
(NOTE : Hardin
has been a guest artist with the Charlotte Youth Ballet in the role of Herr
Drosselmeyer annually for 20 years and is available to perform this character.)