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Bean-A-Palooza! 2023

This summer, Bean-A-Palooza! is again bringing some of the best children’s entertainers of the Pacific Northwest to The Green Room at Prosser’s Princess Theatre. Presented by Eric Herman and sponsored by Prosser Memorial Health and Tree Top, Inc., this five-show series is free to the public and open to all ages.

Summer Kick-off with The Professional Zaniac
Tuesday, June 20 at 7 PM

This year, Bean-A-Palooza will kick off on Tuesday, June 20, with a special 7 PM event starring Alex Zerbe, aka The Professional Zaniac, who performs family-friendly action comedy. Described as “a human cartoon,” The Professional Zaniac zigzags between physical stunts and non-stop comedy. During the show, vegetables are sliced in half by flying playing cards, flaming torches and bowling balls are juggled with ease. This show isn’t only for the kids: Zerbe says, “I try to make my show like the movie Shrek, super entertaining for the kids but there’s a whole other level of comedy for teens and adults.” 

All ages are welcome; doors of The Green Room will open at 6:45 PM; admission is free!

Dance Party with Aaron
Tuesday, June 27 at 11 AM

Aaron has been entertaining audiences young and old all over the Northwest and beyond since 2014. He loves to play his ukulele and guitar, and sing and dance his heart out! Kids and parents engage in guided and free form dancing throughout Aaron’s show. He often incorporates parachute play, scarves and bubbles in his show. 

All ages are welcome; doors of The Green Room will open at 10:45 AM; admission is free!

Eric Herman and the Puppy Dogs
Thursday, July 6 at 11 AM

Described as "Shel Silverstein meets The Beatles," Eric Herman is a true maverick in the kid/family music world. He is best known for his inventive music videos, which have more than 100 million views online. Eric's concerts are bursting with comedy, creativity, audience participation, and outrageously fun songs, and they feature the accomplished musical and vocal chops of Eric and his band, The Puppy Dogs. Whether you are five or fifty-five, Eric's music will have you smiling from ear to ear, dancing from limb to limb, and laughing from funny bone to funny bone.

 

All ages are welcome; doors of The Green Room will open at 10:45 AM; admission is free!

Kelli Welli 
Tuesday, July 25 at 11 AM

Kelli Welli writes songs and stories for kids and the people who love them. Drawing on her unique upbringing and often inspired by the kids and animals in her life, Kelli Welli’s wide-ranging and award-winning songwriting is smart, fun, often hilarious, sometimes reflective and deeply sweet. Her original songs and lullabies weave wonderful tales, celebrate love, nature, different languages, and honor all the details that come with raising these amazing little people in our lives.

All ages are welcome; doors of The Green Room will open at 10:45 AM; admission is free!

Red Yarn
Tuesday, August 15 at 11 AM

Red Yarn (aka Andy Furgeson) is an award-winning family performer who weaves folksongs and puppetry into high-energy, interactive shows for all ages. With traditional and original songs blending folk, rockabilly, country and blues, Red Yarn will have audiences singing, dancing, stomping, clapping, and celebrating the multicultural musical heritage of the USA. As Red leads audiences through the landscapes of American folklore, he introduces his Critter friends along the way. These handmade animal puppets provide comic relief, calm and tender moments, and valuable social-emotional lessons.

All ages are welcome; doors of The Green Room will open at 10:45 AM; admission is free!

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