“You’re going to see something you’ve never seen before”

– “If you TIVO…record MICHEL to play at your next family gathering. Trust me; you’re going to see something you’ve never seen before.  Amazing!  Absolutely wonderful!” – David Letterman –

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Flushing Town Hall kicks off its Winter-Spring 2017 season of family programming on Saturday, January 14 with a workshop and family show, Michel Lauzière: Science of Sound.

Highly entertaining, interactive, and musical, Michel Lauzière uses basic scientific principles to play his bizarre and original musical instruments. Through his funny way of transforming noise into music, he explains what sound is, how it travels, and how it is amplified with visual examples and audience participation.

The event will begin with an interactive arts workshop at 1:00 PM, followed by a family show at 2:15 PM. Tickets to the workshop are $7 for non-member children/$4 for member children, and free for members who bought tickets to the show. Show tickets are $13 for non-members/$10 for members, $8 for non-member children/$6 for member children. Tickets can be purchased at www.flushingtownhall.org.

Michel Lauzière is a combination of inventor, acrobat, comedian and musician rolled into one charismatic “Master of unusual comedy“. From entering his famous huge balloon to playing classical music with his unique horn suit, or playing popular themes with water guns, dishes or absolutely anything he can find, Michel Lauzière reveals some of the most original and unique sight gags ever performed. You can watch a video of him on Late Show with David Letterman and other appearances here.

He began his solo career in 1989, after working with a partner for a few years. Since then, he has performed in more than 50 countries, on the five continents. He has done TV shows, festivals, corporate events, commercials or one-man-shows in over 400 cities, including Beijing, Hong-Kong, Tokyo, Seoul, Singapore, Buenos Aires, Santiago de Chile, Lima, Bogota, Caracas, Mexico City, Miami, New-York, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Toronto, Montreal, Paris, London, Rome, Milan, Monte-Carlo, Madrid, Barcelona, Seville, Marrakech, Lisbon, Amsterdam, Brussels, Berlin, Munich, Oslo, Innsbruck, Zurich, Vienna, Budapest, Athens, Dubai, and Istanbul.

With numerous appearances on the most prestigious television networks in Europe, Asia, South America, North America (he was a guest on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno and on the Late Show with David Letterman), and with several  viral clips on the Web, Michel Lauzière ranks among the most appreciated visual comedians in the world.

Flushing Town Hall carefully curates, quality family programming for students of all ages, from toddlers to young adults. Among the season’s other family-friendly musical highlights are: Guy Davis (American Blues Ambassador) on February 4; Sierra Leone Refugee All Stars (Inspiring Western African Music) on March 1; Jeffery Broussard and the Creole Cowboys (Zydeco) on March 10; and Herencia de Timbiqui (Afro-Colombian Music from the Pacific Coast) on April 29. Each of these artists celebrates a different musical genre with dynamic performances.

This season, Flushing Town Hall is opening its doors to teenagers – for FREE. Under this new “Teen Access Program” all 13- to 19-year-old boys and girls (whether a member or not) will be welcomed to attend any performance for free. The program is designed to appeal to students and help foster a greater love in the arts and culture.

While all Flushing Town Hall public concerts and workshops are now FREE for teens, age 13-19 years old, listed below are family-friendly programs. Students need to show their school I.D. at our Box Office; (art supplies are not included; call for details). Parents pay $6 to $10 for children 12 years old and under. College students with I.D. pay $10 for most programs.

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