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Big Balloon Show, Smarty Pants a hit in Villa Park

Published: Wednesday, July 2, 2014 1:17 p.m. CST • Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014 4:40 a.m. CST
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Kids have a laugh during a performance by Smarty Pants, a balloon and magic act, at the Iowa Community Center in Villa Park Thursday June 26. Mark Busch - mbusch@shawmedia.com
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Smarty Pants performs a trick during his show at the Iowa Community Center in Villa Park Thursday June 26. Mark Busch - mbusch@shawmedia.com
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Balloons popping caused some of the audience to plug their ears during a performance by Smarty Pants, a balloon and magic act, at the Iowa Community Center in Villa Park Thursday June 26. Mark Busch - mbusch@shawmedia.com
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Smarty Pants and his wife Miss Dena perform a balancing trick during their show at the Iowa Community Center in Villa Park Thursday June 26. Mark Busch - mbusch@shawmedia.com
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Smarty Pants performs a trick during his show at the Iowa Community Center in Villa Park Thursday June 26. Mark Busch - mbusch@shawmedia.com
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Smarty Pants makes a giant balloon dog during his show at the Iowa Community Center in Villa Park Thursday June 26. Mark Busch - mbusch@shawmedia.com

VILLA PARK – Colorful, oversized balloons, magic tricks and comedy were plentiful during the Big Balloon Show with Smarty Pants on June 26 at the Iowa Community Center.

The show, featuring Smarty Pants and his wife, Miss Dena, is a unique vaudeville-style stage production for young children. The duo have been performing the award-winning show for more than a decade at libraries, park districts and festivals. they are an annual feature at the Taste of Chicago.

For more information on Smarty Pants, visit www.smartypantsworld.com.

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