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Thank you, Takoma!

We had a great time performing at Takoma Park Community Center this morning!  I hope all of you who made it out got home safely through the snow.

Thanks to all the folks at the We Are Takoma series and Takoma Park for bringing us in.

For those of you who missed the show or the television broadcast, here’s some photos courtesy of Photos by Kintz:

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See you at Balloon Plays TOMORROW!

Don’t let the cold weather bring you down! Warm your heart with some Balloon Plays, tomorrow Saturday February 21, 2015 at 11am!

as part of the “We Are Takoma” series
Takoma Park Community Center
7500 Maple Avenue
Takoma Park, MD 20912

The phone number for the Center is 301-891-7100 and the website is here.

The show is open admission, $10 donation recommended.
(100% of donations go right to the artists!)
There are no reservations or advance ticketing. While the venue seats 150, be sure to arrive on time. 55 minutes of balloons, and then it’s over!

Transportation options are:
1) Parking lot at the community center, the one that’s a left off of Philadelphia Avenue, next to the library entrance. Enter the building any direction and there will be maps inside leading you to the auditorium.
There are, however, limited parking spaces in this lot! So carpool or get there early.
2) Parking on the street in the nearby neighborhood.
3) A short walk from Takoma Park Metro… if you can stand the weather!
Call the Center at 301-891-7100 if you need any directions.

If you haven’t already, you can RSVP on Facebook here.
And see the We Are Takoma winter brochure here.

Hope to see you all tomorrow!

Wake Up image: three clowns wake up in a world of balloons…

Balloon Plays are BACK! – One Show Only!

That’s right folks, Balloon Plays are back!

Whether you saw it at Fringe last year and want to experience the magic again or are looking to catch the clowns for the first time, your next chance to do so is:

Saturday, February 21, 2015
11:00AM
as part of the “We Are Takoma” series
Takoma Park Community Center
7500 Maple Avenue
Takoma Park, MD 20912

The show is open admission, $10 donation recommended.
(100% of donations go right to the artists!)
There are no reservations or advance ticketing.  While the venue seats 150, be sure to arrive on time.  55 minutes of balloons, and then it’s over!

You can RSVP on Facebook here.
And see the We Are Takoma winter brochure here.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Hooray Balloons
(Image: Nora, Rachel, and Kolleen throw balloons into the air in front of a happy audience of kids and adults.)

Balloon Plays Are Over, For Now…

Thank you to the 250+ people who came out and enjoyed Balloon Plays at Capital Fringe! And thanks also to the wonderful folks at Fringe who made our debut possible.

Not to be a tease, but, while we don’t have any definite news to offer yet, we do not think this will have been the last chance anyone has to see Balloon Plays.

Hope to see you again soon!

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Balloon Plays Music Available! Final Show!

Ballon Plays Original Score cover imageSo you liked the original music in Balloon Plays?

Well you’re in luck!

Composers Sam Cooper and Michael Stettes (who play together in local band Sam Cooper & the Sleepwalkers) have made the music available  – you can stream it online to your heart’s content, or download it for $1.

Click here to hear the music.

 

Meanwhile, at DC Theatre Scene, Michael Kelly says he’d love to hang out with the Balloon Plays clowns after seeing the show.  So don’t be like Richard Barry, who is “sorry” he’ll be missing the show “Because balloons, of course!” – one more performance, this Sunday the 27th at 12:30pm!  Get your tickets here!

Reviews In – 5 Stars! And Show Photos!

Here’s all the reasons you’d ever need to come see Balloon Plays at Capital Fringe!  Three more shows: today (Saturday July 19th) at 4:30, Wednesday the 23rd at 7:45, and Sunday the 27th at 12:30pm!  Don’t miss it – tickets here.

DC Theatre Scene gives us 5 Stars: Pick of the Fringe!

“Wildly original clowning at its best, Balloon Plays captures both kids and adults in a state of sheer wonder with its magical simplicity.”

4 Stars from DC Metro Theater Arts!

“A delightful romp.”

And City Paper loves the show as well!

“Sure, you can pigeonhole Balloon Plays as “children’s theatre” — or you can, and should, think of it as a vehicle to transport yourself into [an] imaginative child’s mind.”

And if that’s not enough, here are some wonderful show photos, again thanks to Bobby Kintz of Second Glance Photography!

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First Show, “Just Plain Fun!” and Fancy Rehearsal Photos

Our first show happened and it was great! Audience members described it as “very silly” and “just plain fun,” which is how we like it. The kids came and laughed and took many a balloon with them. The adults came and laughed and probably wanted to take a balloon with them because who doesn’t enjoy a good balloon but they mostly left them for the kids. We popped the ones that were left and will blow up a whole new batch for the next show, tomorrow Tuesday July 15th at 8:15pm. Tickets still available – click here!

While we wait for official show images and reviews to serve up for you here on our website, here are some more photos from one of our last dress rehearsals, again thanks to Bobby Kintz of Second Glance Photography!

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