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Hardin Minor


Biography:
Hardin has entertained at a just about every conceivable type of event including : Fund raisers, birthdays(adults & kids), gala events, grand openings, bar/bat mitzvahs, wedding receptions and parties of all kinds during any season or holiday of the year. He can function as a greeter, an MC, a GamesMaster, a Statue, an Interactive, a party energizer, Guest director or a Dance Animator. As a seasoned professional of over twenty five years, he can perform at a high or lower level of intensity always knowing when to pull back or pump up the energy .

As an actor, he imbues his characters with a unique sense of theater that gets the guests involved in having FUN From the bawdy to the sublime, you will most likely be able to find a character(s) that will fit perfectly into your event design. Some are visual puns like the FOUR ARMED WAITER, or the Dancing Dummy LOLA or Sparky Hooterman, the All American Nerd. Others are impersonations like AUSTIN POWERS, The GRINCH, ANDY WARHOL and Carmena Bonanza . If you wish, Hardin can create a special character for you. Top Hat & Tails, Funky, Bizarre; White face silent, Hilarious or Obnoxious. It's your choice ! And that's part of the fun! ENJOY !!

The Captain Rainbow Imagination Show

A space age vaudeville reue interweaving juggling, fire, color, illusion, dance, and mime into a visually unique presentation. The audience gets into the fun as they help the Captain construct the Great Balloonalaphagus. (K-5)

ABC the ARTS

(with Professor Letterhead)
A roller coaster ride through the Arts Alphabet with the wacky Professor Letterhead who calls upon the audience members for their ideas throughout the show. The Arts from A to Z come alive as the students help the Professor act out brief sketches on stage. (K-5)

MIME- in- MOTION

An eclectic mix of mime, dance, and clowning with an emphasis on comedy and audience participation. Such pieces as Hat & Coat, the Lawrence Welk Show, and the Ballet Gourmet are combined with skillful mask work and humorous prop manipulation for a one of a kind event. (sixth grade-college)

ALL ABOARD!

(with WHISTLESTOP WILLIE)
This charming character was created by Hardin for the lead role in the video "ALL ABOARD!". Whistlestop Willie is a Train Conductor who sings songs with the audience and involves them in a variety of tricks on stage. The finale has all the kids involved in making "music" as Whistlestop plays harmonica and gets his Grandpa (Limberjack) dancing.

Dr. KNOW

This nutty doctor checks funnybones and bellybuttons to see if they are in good working order. He juggles big bones, makes "Mr. Bones" the Skeleton talk and spins the beach ball on their fingers. He then quizzes the kids on their knowledge of the human body and what it takes to keep it healthy, giving balloon creations for "correct" answers.

BANANA CLAUS & the Crazy Holiday Show

This is one of Hardin's most original and favorite characters who portrays Santa's lovable but confused "son". Banana Claus arrives on the scene in a noisy calamity of fun and proceeds with lots of audience interaction to reveal a timeless message of the holiday season.

DROSSELMEYER The mini-NUTCRACKER

This 25 min. streamlined version of everyone's Holiday favorite features Hardin playing three different characters: Drosselmeyer, Nutcracker Soldier and Golden Party Juggler. He is accompanied by a beautiful Ballerina with whom he dances. During the finale children are invited onstage for follow the leader fun and candy canes for all.

(NOTE : Hardin has been a guest artist with the Charlotte Youth Ballet in the role of Herr Drosselmeyer annually for 20 years and is available to perform this character.)
Musical Style:
»  Decade, Tribute, Novelty Acts