The Aluminum Show brings a high-energy, visually stunning, family-friendly live show to the Heymann Performing Arts Center at 7:30pm on Wednesday April 20. This performance is part of the 2010/2011 mainstage series presented by the Performing Arts Society of Acadiana (PASA).

This show is a unique and energetic experience for the entire family, a stimulating tour de force which combines movement, dance, visual theater and plenty of humor. Under the artistic direction of show creator Ilan Azriel, The Aluminum Show combines dance, unique choreography and puppetry. Azriel drew creative inspiration from years as a performing artist/dancer with the Inbal Dance Theater in Tel Aviv and in the Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company (KCDC).

In the show, talented dancers and actors breathe life into aluminum-tone industrial materials to tell the story of a young machine determined to reunite with its parents. During its travels through a futuristic world ruled by bizarre technology, it finds adventure, excitement and even a human friend, who does whatever it takes to get it back home in one piece.

"The Aluminum Show is GREAT fun for the entire family. Children of all ages will be captivated by the movement, dance and humor of the storyline” says PASA Executive Director, Shanna Higginbotham. "This is the perfect way to cap off PASA’s 2010/2011 mainstage series, a world class performance that anyone who loves entertainment should not miss.”

The Aluminum Show uses recovered materials from industrial factories that are re-used to build the set, dress the cast and interact with the audience. As industrial materials are given new and surprising contexts, then combined with visual effects, lighting manipulations and enchanting music, all senses are on high alert. With sights and sounds that overcome any language barrier, this is visual entertainment at its best.

"Kids will go crazy over this entire silver-and-black spectacle, but the best family magic occurs when an audience member is brought onstage, wrapped in foil, and eaten by an aluminum duct. He simply disappeared!”  (Theatermania.com)

"A fascinating, family-friendly, fun and interesting show...incredibly interactive from the front of the theatre all the way to the back... very visual... the energy is amazing...something I've never seen before" (Fox News TV)

The Aluminum Show is sponsored by Fugro Chance, Doug Ashy Building, Schilling Distributing and Vidox with additional support from a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves great art.

Tickets for The Aluminum Show are available through TicketMaster by calling 1(800) 745-3000, or online at the PASA website  or at any TicketMaster box office, including the Heymann Performing Arts Center in Lafayette.

A daytime performance for middle and high school students of The Aluminum Show will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 21 at the Heymann Center. Registration is $5 and interested teachers and principals can register at the PASA website or by calling (337) 237-2787.


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