Children and their parents alike were treated to a fantastic show featuring a top Michael Jackson impersonator, Bobby Miller, and magician, Curt Anderson, at Grace Gym on November 15.
Children from Every Child Counts, whose tickets were sponsored by local businesses, along with students from St. Francis de Sales, Crossing Rocks and Agape Christian School attended the event put together by Soft Touch Productions.
Children from the audience were invited to participate in a Michael Jackson dance-off and were delighted as Impersonator Bobby Miller took the stage performing several of the ‘King of Pop’s’ hits.
The children were also mesmerized and entertained by the magic of Curt Anderson who also got the children involved in his act which indeed included a bunny rabbit.
David Wallace, founder of Soft Touch Productions, said “after starting the circus four years ago and taking it to Grand Bahama and Nassau we felt that the family islands deserved to see some of this talent.”
He said that Bobby Miller performed Michael Jackson at the circus this year and he was a hit. However, because the circus had so many performers he was only given about five minutes to perform. “He said he wanted to come back and that he could do a show almost by himself,” Mr. Wallace said.
“So we said ‘why not’ and now we are taking it to the family islands, starting with Abaco, then Eleuthera and Freeport and in February we will take it to Exuma, Long Island and Andros and even on to Turks and Caicos.”
He noted while they can’t bring the full circus of twenty or thirty persons and they felt that many of these kids will not have the opportunity to see a magician or a Michael Jackson impersonator, they felt a smaller show would be able to reach more.
Mr. Wallace gave special thanks to those who sponsored Every Child Counts to be able to see the show. He said that “God gives special [needs] children to special parents.” He thanked Dr. Lenora Black, District Superintendent of Education for Abaco, for helping to arrange the day.
School keeps a portion of the ticket price. Last year they gave $20,000 back to schools. He said they hope to continue giving back as they bring smiles to the faces of the little ones.