Holladay is a children’s entertainer who tours Kentucky with 20 different shows, which feature lively stunts, magic tricks and songs with subject matter ranging from circuses to storybooks. The Janice Mason Art Museum brought him to do two shows at the high school’s Little Theater last Thursday as a way to commemorate the museum’s tenth anniversary. Board member Jinna Bower introduced Holladay at the show for first and second-graders, saying she hoped the kids would enjoy him and that the museum might have similar offerings before 2008 is through.
“We’re 10 years old and we’re very excited and we’re going to have a lot of shows for you this year,” Bower said smiling.
Holladay came onto the stage with a sticker-covered Takamine guitar and asked the children to raise their hands if they had ever been to the circus before. He then sang “Circus America,” a song he wrote about his experiences performing in six circuses when he was younger. He was occasionally interrupted by the voice on the high school’s public address system.
“She joined me for the last show as well,” Holladay said without missing a beat. “I feel like we’re partners.”
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