Fred Garbo Inflatable Theater Company Comes to Hylton Performing Arts Center

Posted: November 2, 2011 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 1, 2011 at 3:47 pm

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Founded by pneumatic wizard Fred Garbo and Brazilian ballerina Daielma Santos, Fred Garbo Inflatable Theater Company makes its first appearance at the Hylton Performing Arts Center on Saturday, Nov. 5, at 4 p.m. as part of the inaugural Hylton Family Series.

Called “helium light and hilarious” by the New York Times, this ensemble combines physical comedy, dance, juggling and giant inflatable props in its clever and engaging performances that amaze and entertain children and adults alike.

The show begins when a 10-foot cylinder slithers onto stage and implodes, and before long, the entire audience is playing catch with gigantic inflatable props that dance, shimmer, balloon, deflate and bounce in a rainbow of colors. Garbo and Santos both don inflatable costumes and the result is sheer comedy that leaves the audience marveling and howling.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for children. Visit the box office, charge by phone at 888-945-2468 or visit hyltoncenter.org.

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