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Free “Bubble Show” Performance at Weis Center

Nov 14, 2016 10:54AM ● By Erica Shames
The Weis Center’s Family Discovery Series, which includes seven performances, will kick-off with B - The Underwater Bubble Show on Tuesday, November 29 at 7 p.m. at the Weis Center. The performance is free and open to the public and appropriate for all ages. The runtime is approximately 2 hours with an intermission.

Due to an overwhelming response to this performance and in an effort to ensure everyone’s safety, we will be printing tickets to the event. Tickets are free and will be available at the door beginning at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, November 29. Tickets are available on a first-come-first-served basis and cannot be reserved in advance. Upon distribution of all tickets we will have reached the capacity of our venue and no further guests will be admitted. Children who will not be sitting on the lap of a parent/guardian must carry a ticket for admittance. Tickets are recommended for ages 2 and up. 

Attendees are asked to bring a canned food item, which will be donated to Union County Children and Youth Services and distributed to local families in need during the holiday season.

Bucknell University acknowledges with gratitude generous funding from the Family of Janet C. Weis which makes this performance possible. Additional sponsors include the First Community Foundation Partnership and the Susquehanna Valley Mall.

With some references and quotes from classics such as Pinocchio, The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, and Peter Pan, B is considered a modern fairy tale in which we can all find ourselves, without age limits. The performance is suggested for all ages.

Latvian press describes the performance as, “…a visual, musical, emotional and lavish show that transports people in an imaginary underwater world with a real feeling of being submersed in the ocean deep.”

Inspired by the famous Canadian troupe Cirque du Soleil, the show is rich in various stage effects using the latest laser technologies, snow cannons, soap bubble tornadoes, theatrical fog, gigantic smoke rings, smoke-filled soap bubble machines, optical illusions and many other surprises. The well-balanced blend of drama, mime, dance, puppetry, juggling, contortionism, sand art and magic, with the amazing beauty of soap bubbles make B an enjoyable performance for all ages.

This is a story about our lives. We all know life can be gray or colorful...Don't worry...this time it is going to be very colorful! Mr. B finds himself transported as if by magic to a special, colorful, happy place called Bubblelandia, a place to linger, to dream, to listen, to watch, to savor, and to marvel but, above all, a place to dream.

The inhabitants of Bubblelandia - seahorses, dragon fish, starfish, mermaids, clown fish and others - will carry Mr. B along his imaginary journey in this beautiful underwater world where fantasy becomes reality and you are invited to follow him.

Free Parking Lot Shuttles
Parking lot shuttles will operate from Bucknell’s primary parking lots to the Weis Center between 6-7 p.m., as well as after the performance. Shuttles will run every 10-15 minutes and will loop around the following parking lots and parking areas: Marts (Lot 11), Moore Avenue parking spaces, Lots 1 and 5 along Moore Avenue, Upper Stadium (Lots 63 and 65). Once those lots are full, South Campus Drive (Lots 57 and 59) will also be included in the shuttle loop. Public Safety Officers will also be on-hand to direct traffic.

For more information about this performance contact Lisa Leighton, marketing and outreach director, at 570-577-3727 or by e-mail at

The next performance in the Weis Center’s 2016-17 Season is a Celtic Holiday performance, Windham Hill’s Winter Solstice, on Friday, December 2 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center.

For more information about the Weis Center for the Performing Arts, go to or search for the Weis Center on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or YouTube.

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