When we decided to do Pyramus & Thisbe Water Balloon Show for Blaine’s 4th of July Celebration, our goal was to entertain the crowd, do a little bit of fundraising, and let the community know that rumors of our death were exaggerated (not ‘largely exaggerated’–just barely exaggerated if we’re honest, but exaggerated all the same). The last thing we expected was that we would be asked to do another one just a month away!
But that’s just what happened. Our friends at the Blaine-Birch Bay Parks & Rec department asked us if we could do a water balloon show for Kids’ Pirate Daze, one of the events that collectively make up the Drayton Harbor Days Festival, and we said, “why not?” Show decision was left to us, and it seemed only natural that the best cheesy pirate themed show to pick would be Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance!
Mikael R. Kenoyer, who also abridged and directed the Pyramus & Thisbe Water Balloon Show, has edited down Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance into a bite-sized performance, and recruited a Murderer’s Row of local theater talent to take the stage (and the shots) including favorites such as Deborah Blakesley, David Bolden, Kennedy Rainer, Paul Henderson, Sue Dodson, and many others.
We’ll also have theater volunteers on hand to offer water balloons for sale so the audience can attempt to drown out (pun intended) our caterwauling:
Water Balloons — 25-cents or 5-for-1 dollar
Bucket of Balloons (bring us our buckets back, please!)– 5 dollars
Blaine Community Theater tote bag of Balloons — 8 dollars (and you keep the bag!)
Blaine Community Theater tote bag — 5 dollars
The Pirates of Penzance Water Balloon Show will take place during Pirate Daze in Blaine’s Marine Park. Pirate Daze runs from 10:30 AM to 2:00 PM, and we’ll be fitting in performances of Penzance throughout the day. Bring the family and join the fun!