'Aluminum Show' comes to Mattie Kelly Nov. 1

Special to The Log

A performance of the "Aluminum Show," a sensational hit around the globe, will be held at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 1 in the Mainstage at Mattie Kelly Arts Center in Niceville. It is a stunning production that combines amazing special effects, acrobatics, jazz and aluminum costumes and lighting.

This unique and energetic experience for the entire family is a stimulating tour de force which combines movement, dance, visual theater and plenty of humor. After its 2003 debut in Jerusalem at the Israel Festival, the show gained worldwide recognition and for years has mesmerized hundreds of thousands of people across the globe.

This show will dazzle as part of the Mattie Kelly Fine & Performing Arts Center's gala 20th anniversary season. Tickets, $35, are exclusively sold from the Mattie Kelly Arts Center Box Office at 850-729-6000 or online at www.MattieKellyArtsCenter.org. Group discount tickets are $30 each with a purchase of 10 or more tickets.

In the show, dancers and actors breathe life into aluminum-tone industrial materials to tell a unique story. The "Aluminum Show" uses recovered materials from industrial factories that are re-used to build the set, dress the cast and interact with the audience. As industrial materials are given new and surprising contexts, then combined with visual effects, lighting manipulations and enchanting music, all senses are on high alert. With sights and sounds that overcome any language barrier, this is visual entertainment at its best.