Sitting back and simply watching is not an option at Rick Hubbard's Kazoobie Kazoo Show.
"Everybody gets to participate," said Hubbard, who will be featured as part of the Morris Museum of Art's Stupendous Saturday program at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Jabez Sanford Hardin Performing Arts Center. "Everyone is on stage at some point. There's a feeling of inclusion."
Hubbard, who lives in Hilton Head, S.C., is a familiar face to many in the area. About a decade ago, he was part of the Fox 54 Kids Club on the local Fox affiliate, and he's made appearances at Fort Gordon's annual spring family dinner theater show and at Arts in the Heart of Augusta.
He plays several instruments including the guitar, banjo and steel drum in a high-energy musical routine. Children are brought onto the stage to sing and dance next to him.
And they don't call Hubbard "the King of Kazoos" for nothing. The finale is an all-kazoo band, and everyone leaves with a souvenir.
"Free kazoos. They get something to take home with them," he said.
Hubbard has distributed almost one million kazoos to audiences since he started his kazoo show, according to his Web site, www.kazoobie.com.
The show is not just for the children.
"What I do is for the family," he said. "It's for kids, parents and grandparents."
The Morris Museum of Art's Stupendous Saturday is a monthly program held at the museum building at 1 10th St.
"We want to expand our audience," said Michelle Schulte, the museum's community and public programs' coordinator. "Columbia County is somewhat underserved as far as we are."
Patrons will have the opportunity to find out more about the museum and the programs it offers. Each month, there is an array of educational and cultural events for adults as well as children, and many of them are free or at a nominal cost.
Tickets cost $3 each for museum members and active duty military with an ID and $5 for non-members. For more information, call (706) 724-7501 or visit www.themorris.org.
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