Only Allynn Gooen could come up with this wild “machine” to fly off on an exciting search. (photo submitted)
Only Allynn Gooen could come up with this wild “machine” to fly off on an exciting search. (photo submitted)

Goowin’s Balloowins at Super Saturday

Published 6:27pm Monday, February 18, 2013

When you think of a performer with balloons, no doubt you envision a clown or magician twisting balloons into a dachshund (you know – one long thin balloon for the body plus small balloons twisted on that body to make legs and ears), cats, funny hats, and all sorts of silliness to amuse children.  But not Allynn Gooen of Goowin’s Balloowins, to play at the 35th annual Super Saturday in Tryon March 16.

Gooen uses balloons to turn kids in his audience into creatures as he has them star in such stories as “Snow White and the EIGHT Dwarfs,” “The Wizard of Oz,” or any number of other tales. Quickly Gooen captures the imaginations of everyone in his audience, no matter their ages.

Raved one critic: Gooen is “creative, inventive, and enthusiastic…he has such a fine sense of what the children respond to, and wove an ingenious story that challenged their imagination and had them very excited to participate. He is extraordinary.”

Goowin’s Balloowins with Allynn Gooen has played countless theaters and festivals around the world, had his own television show, and appeared on such children’s classics as Nickelodeon and Shining Time Station.  And on Super Saturday, he will appear at the Tryon Movie Theater at 9:30 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. Ticket order information can be found at tryonsupersaturday.com.

- article submitted by Connie Clark

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