BUBBLEMANIA Jr! (Southern New England, NYC, Long Island, Northern NJ)
More Brilliant Bubbling from a Bald Guy... this time for the Bambinos!!!!
BubbleMania Jr! is a scaled down version of BubbleMania! This version with Mr. Jim was developed to engage children ages 3-5 and their caregivers, and is aimed at an audience size that does not exceed approximately 100 total people. (Unlike Christina, Mr. Jim's versions of BubbleManiaJr! is not geared to ages 2 and under... HOWEVER toddlers are welcome at shows catering to the FAMILIES of the 3-5 year olds, such as pre-school family nights).
"Great job! Loved it!"|
- Mohegan Tribe, Uncasville, CT
"Professional and friendly performer. Very positive staff feedback!"
- Project Support Pre-School, Billerica, MA
"Pre-schoolers were kept fully engaged"
- Les Enfants PreSchool, Palisades Park, NJ
"Students jumped for joy! Mr. Jim is polite, funny and energetic"
-Special Ed, Heartshore First Step, Queens, NY
BubbleMania Jr! Combines many of the fascinating bubble sculptures and soap bubble tricks as the original show along with plenty of comedy and interaction geared specifically to a younger audience.
BubbleMania Jr! is a 30-35 minute, focused stage show followed by a brief interactive activity. Length of show will be dependent on the average age of the audience. The show grows from a cute story about an entire bubble family, to recognizable bubble art, to funny foamy puppetry to eye-popping big bubble skills choreographed to music! (Mr. Jim can tell you more). Completely indoor performance spaces only. Any mess is self-contained on a custom-made, water-proof floor covering. Any post-show activity will not be messy.
Unlike the original, BubbleMania Jr! does not include encasing an audience member inside a giant soap bubble. Please refrain from suggesting otherwise to your audience prior to his visit and everyone will be very happy when the event is completed.
Like the original, BubbleMania Jr! incorporates music to enhance the bubble fun but uses tunes more engaging to very young ears.
Because it is a shorter show aimed at small audiences, the performance fees for BubbleMania Jr! are less than the fees for the longer, original show which plays to older audiences that averages a couple hundred people at a time. [For more information on performances fees contact Jim below.]
"Polite and engaging... made all the children laugh... and the teachers LOVED IT!" - World of Wonder Pre-school, Woburn, MA
"Jim was great! Our campers really responded to his energetic personality. We will have him back!" - Camp Ta-Yi-To, YWCA, Greenwich, CT
"Excellent Program! An enthusiastic and engaging performer who cleans up after himself!" - The Stork Club, Rocky Hill, CT
Casey Carle & Jim Napolitano
"Jim is a master artist and educator whose knowledge and dedication to his craft is infectious. His teaching style is friendly, energetic, and accessible... And a lot of fun!" - The New Victory Theater Education Department
"Jim is probably one of the most genuine, relaxed, funny and generous performers around. No one goes away disappointed. " - Fred Thompson, Connecticut Guild of Puppetry
"Mr. Jim was amazing! We'll be having him back next year." - PS105 PreK, Far Rockaway, NY
MR. JIM IN ACTION: (Click for Larger images)
"BubbleMania! Jr! is full of laughter and fun!"
- PS29 Pre-K, Brooklyn, NY
"The performance was awesome!"
- Country Kids Childcare, Putnam, CT
ABOUT MR. JIM...
Mr. Jim Napolitano is a graduate of the Puppet Arts Program at the University of Connecticut and has toured America and the world as a professional puppeteer.
Jim brings every bit of his humor and story-telling skills to his performances of BubbleMania Jr! and will keep your audiences enthralled and roaring with laughter!
Mr. Jim's experience includes Bits 'N' Pieces Puppet Theater of Tampa Bay, FL, The National Culture Center in Japan and the The National Theater in Taiwan. Jim's talents have been a part of the PBS program "Between the Lions", Disney's "The Book of Pooh", projects for HBO, Scholastic Home Video as well as a number of animation voice-over credits for The Fox Network. Jim has toured southern New England and beyond for over two decades with
"Nappy’s Puppets" in the roles of entrepreneur, puppeteer and showman.
He is pleased to be part of the BubbleMania! team and brings over 20 years of live family theater experience to BubbleMania Jr! in his role as "Mr. Jim The Bubble Man". Jim is the proud parent of a creative boy and a rambunctious daughter who knew their dad would be great at bubbling because he is so full of hot air.
A word from Casey himself:
Jim has been a professional colleague of mine for over two decades, sharing a kinship for bringing fun stage shows to thousands of families. I've admired his work from the first moment I met him back in the mid-90s. I'm so smitten with his humor and story-telling skills that I hired him to be the featured act at a shindig of my own! Where he had all my friends - a big room full of fully grown adults - roaring with laughter and goofing along to some great entertainment.
He's as clever as they come, with the mind of an engineer and the insights of an artist. With one of the most courteous and kind personas - on and off stage - you'll ever meet. So it's no surprise I'm nearly bursting with suds at the seams that he's part of the BubbleMania! Brother/Sisterhood!
Have fun with him... Jim!
- Casey Carle
Jim presents Casey Carle's BubbleMania Jr! in Connecticut, Rhode Island & Massachusetts.
Mr. Jim's funny and educational presentations are available exclusively for events catering primarily to children 3-5 years of age and their caretakers. BubbleMania Jr! is perfect for:
- Day Care Centers
- Children's Museums Aimed at Preschoolers
CONTACTING MR. JIM!
Jim Napolitano may be contacted directly by telephone at 203-307-5416, or email him HERE to discuss and book your event.
Currently, Jim Napolitano is available in Southern New England, NYC, Long Island, Northern NJ.
For larger stage productions of Casey Carle's Bubblemania! featuring Casey Carle himself, please look here to review Casey's travel radius and booking
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