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Happy Bubble Birthday (A Gazillion Times Over!)

On Saturday, February 15th the family-friendly, ultra-popular, über-delightful, mega-awesome Gazillion Bubble Show will celebrate its tenth anniversary at Off-Broadway’s New World Stages! And while little kids never cease to go all kinds of wild for a theatre exploding top to bottom with a fantasy world of bubbles, all generations (including celebrities like Chris Rock, Heidi Klum, Julia Roberts, and Matt Damon) have proven themselves suckers for the show’s signature bubble artistry laced with mind-altering laser and lighting special effects.

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The Gazillion Bubble extravaganza began simply enough 20 years ago when Fan Yang combined science and an over-the-top imagination to turn bubble-making into an art form that netted him 17 Guinness World Records, including somehow getting an elephant in a bubble.

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For the current show, Yang has recruited his family: wife Ana, brother Jano, son Deni Yang, and daughter Melody, any of whom you might catch performing bubble magic at New World.

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For details visit gazillionbubbleshow.com; 340 W. 50th St., 212-239-6200.

About the Author

City Guide Theatre Editor Griffin Miller moved to New York to pursue an acting/writing career in the 1980s after graduating magna cum laude from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Since then, she has written for The New York Times, For the Bride, Hotels, and a number of other publications, mostly in the areas of travel and performance arts. She currently is the theatre editor for all NYMetroParents publications. An active member of The New York Travel Writers Association, she is also a playwright and award-winning collage artist. In addition, she sits on the board of The Lewis Carroll Society of North America. Griffin is married to Richard Sandomir, a reporter for The New York Times.

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