Raymond Crowe is Bundaberg for Bundaberg.
Raymond Crowe is Bundaberg for Bundaberg.

Crowe show set to be a dazzler

WHAT do you get when you combine a romantic performing flea, mime, puppeteer, ventriloquist and more into one dazzling performance?

Well, it sounds like the line-up for a slightly unusual variety show littered with numerous performers; but in this case, multi-talented performer Raymond Crowe brings his unique skill sets together for one thoroughly entertaining show.

Known worldwide for his hand shadow rendition of Louis Armstrong's What a Wonderful World, Crowe is sought after as a performer for corporate events, which makes it even more special when he heads back to Australia and takes his show on the road.

"The song really opened a lot of doors for me and I've continued to work all over the world," he said.

"This is a new show and it's only the 12th time it's been performed.

"I don't often get the chance to perform for the general public which makes these shows a lot of fun."

Crowe said he never tired of watching the faces of the crowd smiling and enjoying themselves during his feel-good shows.

"It's an adult's show which kids like and audience members can range from five or six to 80 years old," he said.

Crowe said he began to develop his skills as a child when he was interested in mime and puppeteering.

"Over the years I kept adding to my skills and it's lucky I did," he said.

"The show is a collection of all the oddities and novelty skill I've evolved over the years."

The show is also set to teach audiences a thing or two, and for those who have ever wondered what a physionotranec machine is and does, don't miss the chance to find out.

"The machines were used about 200 years ago to trace people's silhouette profile," Mr Crowe said.

Crowe said the audience could also expect some crowd participation, but it was nothing to fear.

"It's mild crowd participation," he said.

"And we invite one couple on stage to have their silhouettes drawn before we act out a scene with the silhouettes.

"It's very sweet."

Don't miss Raymond Crowe in his show Curiosities at the Moncrieff Theatre on Thursday, July 4 from 7pm.

Tickets are adults $39.90, pensioners/full-time students $34.90 and children under 15 $24.90.