The Big Balloon Show is a one-of-a-kind vaudeville style stage production featuring magic, all-ages comedy, interactive storytelling and of course, Smarty’s award-winning, larger than life balloon props.
Throughout the show, Smarty uses his humor and balloons to excite kids about reading books and exercising their imaginations. By the end of the hour production, every audience member knows the library is a very exciting place to visit!
“Thank you for your fabulous balloon show – both our staff and our patrons have been raving about your production. I have no doubts we will have you back again soon!”
- Kathy Burns, Palatine Public Library
We currently offer multiple themed editions of the Big Balloon Show.
Choose the Big Balloon Show that best suits your programming!
Have Balloon, Will Travel (new for 2013!)
Designed to fit the 2013 Summer Reading Theme!
Can you really travel around the world in less than an hour? With Smarty’s balloons and the audience’s imagination, anything is possible! Don’t miss Smarty’s all-new show, featuring an amazing “Evel Knievel style” balloon motorcycle jump, a so-cool hot air balloon ride, a supersonic airplane, and the show’s finale – a rocket into the future with Smarty’s new spaceship!
Big Balloon Circus
An amazing “Circus Themed” edition of the Big Balloon Show takes audiences into the world of a balloon circus extravaganza. The show features a tiny balloon balancing clown, the larger than life “Peanut the Elephant” and Smarty’s famous “Escape from a Six Foot Balloon” finale!
Big Balloon Diner
The Big Ballon Diner focuses on the importance of proper nutrition, the fun of cooking up great food and of course, the joy of reading! Designed for the Reading is Delicious summer reading theme, Smarty’s Big Balloon Diner satisfies the appetite for amazing balloons!
Wild About Reading
Get wild about reading with the world’s wildest balloon animals! Meet a super “curious” banana-crazed monkey! Learn about the strongest animal in the world – the amazing fleas! And take a trip under the sea with the world’s largest octopus, on the run from a very hungry shark!
Smarty in Space: A Balloon Odyssey
Go beyond the limits of imagination with Smarty Pants as we embark on an awesome trip into the furthest reaches of space and time! Kids will learn how our space program got started, and the three animals that first travelled into space. Meet a super creepy alien creature – is he friend or foe? And don’t miss the finale as Smarty travels right into the heart of our sun!
A Midsummer’s Knight Balloon
This show transports young audiences back to the “Middle Ages of Ballooning” complete with a beautiful balloon princess, an audience member becoming “Sir Balloon-A-Lot” and even a heart-stopping dragon that learns a lesson about good manners in the library.