Really Big Show coming to Vidor

Published 11:23 am Saturday, November 19, 2016

Special to The Leader

It’s a Really Big Show, and it’s coming to our area on November 29.  Vidor Business Network and Young Audiences of Southeast Texas will host three artists in a 6:30 p.m. show at the Vidor High School auditorium. It’s free and open to the public, no matter where they reside.

The show will open with “Asia Fantasia,” presented by Robert Kikuchi-Yngojo of San Francisco.  Robert travels to China and Korea, as well as other Asian countries, to learn the stories their people have passed down through the ages.  He tells them in an interactive style, with the audience joining in and learning something in the process. Robert has visited nearly every school in the Young Audiences service area in Orange, Jefferson, and Hardin counties over his years with Young Audiences. Families will have a great time with him.

In the middle of the show, Storybook Theater from the Schertz-Cibolo region will present “The New Little Red Riding Hood.”  This group of ladies will have you rolling in the aisle, clapping, singing along, or answering questions with the Big Bad Wolf or Little Red Riding Hood.  Their programs all retell fairy tales or stories, and are not only highly entertaining, but encourage reading.

Rounding out the evening will be Grammy-award winner Mr. Blue Shoes.  Michael Dyson of Dallas plays blues guitar and has kids up and dancing to the Wiggle Bounce song.  He is a high-energy artist with a head full of musical knowledge.  Known to leap from the stage and let audience members strum his guitar, Mr. Blue Shoes has a unique, highly participatory program.

There will also be door prizes given out between acts, including coupons for drinks at James Brown’s Gumbo House in Vidor, and Skating Palace freebies.  The Vidor Business Network will be on hand with information, and there will be some other fun contests during the evening.

The show is free and anyone may attend.  “Residence in Vidor is definitely not a requirement,” says YASETX executive director Stacie Jannise.  “We are inviting families from all over the area to come out and enjoy what their children get to see in schools and libraries.  It’s going to be a lot of fun.”
Doors open at 6 p.m.