Internationally recognised Canadian prop-comedian Marty Putz brought his explosive one man family show to Donnybrook on Friday 10th March as part of a regional and remote tour of Western Australia.
As the sun set, a crowd of over 600 gathered at Donnybrook Amphitheatre on the banks of the Preston River foreshore. They had high expectations, and they were not disappointed.
Marty Putz is internationally recognised having attracted rave reviews around the world with guest appearances on both international and Australian television including The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, the BBC’s Friday Night Live and Hey Hey It’s Saturday.
Shire of Donnybrook-Balingup CEO, Ben Rose was delighted with the evening. “Seeing approximately 600 people gather as multi-generational family groups for this year’s free family concert was extremely satisfying.”
“It’s a fabulous venue, and it was wonderful to see the joy, and hear the laughter resonate around the Amphitheatre as the evening’s entertainment unfolded.”
“Inventive and exciting shows like Marty’s Party give regional families a terrific opportunity to get together, enjoy great entertainment and celebrate what it means to be part of a rural community,” continued Mr Rose.
Anti-gravity cloaks and a human baseball were all part of the mayhem which made this family show a fantastic visual sight which appealed to the kid in all of us.
The wacky comedian brought with him an array of gizmos and gadgets which is currently touring regional and remote areas of Western Australia as part of the Country Arts WA 2017 Shows on the Go touring circuit.
“Our Shows on the Go touring program continues to grow in size and scope as we help to connect more regional communities with high quality performing arts,” says Country Arts WA’s Executive Director, Paul MacPhail.
Country Arts WA coordinated the regional tour in association with various local presenters.
“The Shire of Donnybrook-Balingup has been a fabulous partner. They proved very effective in building anticipation for the show, gathering a large local audience and maximizing the value of the visiting performance”, continued Mr MacPhail.
In addition to the Marty’s Party concert performance, a group of Year 5 and Year 6 students from Donnybrook District High School participated in a 45-minute creative workshop session. Marty demonstrated a few of his inventions and gave the kids an opportunity to try them out for themselves. The materials were provided for the group of 30 kids to build Marty’s first joke ever, and when completed, it was theirs to take home!