The Underwater Bubble Show

Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 7:00PM
Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

The Underwater Bubble Show

Plunge into a glistening blend of laser technology, snow cannons, soap-bubble tornadoes, and optical illusions as the effervescent Mr. B is transported to Bubblelandia, a blissful ocean utopia where colors explode and dreams take flight. Inspired by the artistry of Cirque du Soleil, this lavish Latvian production uses drama, mime, dance, puppetry, juggling, sand art, and theatrical magic to whisk families to an imaginary bubble world bursting with possibilities.

Family Fun Fest in the Concert Hall Lobby at 6:00pm.

Ever heard of Thin Film Interference?  Probably not-- but you’ve experienced it every time you look at the colors on a soap bubble or a peacock feather. Explore some optical illusions, a Kaleidoscope, see beakers disappear and reappear before your very eyes using the index of refraction and more. Come early for the 6 p.m. Lobbyfest to find out how physics and science play a role in everyday life. Demonstrations are through the generous support of the UMass Physics Department in partnership with Heath Hatch and the students in the UMass Science Outreach Club 

LOW TICKET ALERT! It is advised to call the box office for availability: 413-545-2511 or 1-800-999-UMAS

Ticket Prices

$25, $20, $15; Five College Students & Youth 17 and Under $10; Under40TIX  $25
$50 Family Pack (2 Adult, 2 Youth– A&B)
$5 Lap Seats for babies under one year of age on parent's lap only available by calling 413-545-2511
Accessible Seating Available by calling the Box Office at 413-545-2511



“Using cutting-edge laser technology, snow cannons, soap bubble tornadoes, and optical illusions, B-The Underwater Bubble Show is an interactive performance that appeals to children and adults alike. Don’t miss all the dance, puppetry, juggling, contortionism, sand art, and a little bit of magic!” Miami New Times

Air Play

Tuesday, March 20 at 7 p.m.
Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

Ride the wind and dream with Air Play, a modern spectacle that brings to life the very air we breathe. Flying umbrellas, larger-than-life balloons, giant kites floating over the audience, and the biggest snow globe you’ve ever seen will make you gasp in wonder and laugh until it hurts. With visual images seemingly sown from the sky, this poetic ode to childhood will enchant and electrify the young and young at heart. PLUS Revealing the Magic: Stay after the performance for a special presentation by the artists about their creative process.

Family Fun Fest in the Concert Hall Lobby at 6:00 pm. "Revealing the Magic" discussion immediately following the performance.

Sand Mandala
Monks from the Drepung Loseling Monastery

Tuesday through Friday, April 17-20, UMass Old Chapel
Opening Ceremony, Tuesday, April 17 at 9 a.m.
Open 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. for families and schools, 1 p.m. - 6 p.m. for general public
Closing ceremony, Friday, April 20 at 5 p.m.

Painting with colored sand is one of the most exquisite of the Tantric Buddhist arts. Over four days, millions of grains of sand are painstakingly laid in place on a platform. The creation and beauty of a Tibetan Sand Mandala is an abiding phenomenon of art and construction, emanating spiritual and healing power to all who experience it.

Machine de Cirque
Machine De Cirque

Wednesday, April 25 at 7:30 p.m.
Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

After five men survive the apocalypse, their only hope is to build a machine that will help them find other survivors. Armed with acrobatic talents and a generous heap of ingenuity, they’ll do whatever it takes to navigate this brave new world without telephones, computers, electricity…or women. The result is anything but grim. We find ourselves guests at a deliriously intoxicating party that is part circus, part slapstick, part rock concert, surprisingly moving, and a whole lot of awesome. At once side-splittingly hilarious and heart-tuggingly nostalgic, this show will make you stand up and clap for humanity.



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