Nylon Zoo

The Nylon Zoo




Me&drag2 The Ta Daa Lady inside inflatable dragon

The Nylon Zoo Inflatables Sculptures, Costume Parades and Dances. For more information on each inflatable and on set up of the zoo, please see side tabs.

Angela Brown, based in Vancouver B.C. is well known as The Ta Daa Lady and she is owner and operator  of the Canadian Nylon Zoo. The Nylon Zoo event includes a wide variety of costumes for parades and dances for the whole family; animals flowers, leaves plants and trees in the Zoo  and a series of unique, inflatable sculptures Angela Brown’s Nylon Zoo has seven different inflatables for storytelling inside.

Angela often tours festivals with both her stage show(s) and the Nylon Zoo in B.C. for example;  Steveston Salmon Festival in Richmond, World Rivers Day in Langley, Caribbean Festival in Maple Ridge

“Angela became my site manager, storyteller and dance parade leader about 20 years ago. Now she runs her own Nylon Zoo.  She is the most talented, versatile and exciting performer I know…whoever she works with is blessed by her presence.” Evelyn Roth (Creator of Nylon Zoo)  Evelyn Roth Festival Arts, Maslim Beach, Australia



I have been presenting my Nylon Zoo in Whistler for the children’s festival and for street entertainment since 2000. This year, I will be back again. the children’s Festival in arts based and a wonderful treat for the whole family. It takes place the second week end of July.


At an event, sponsored by Metro Vancouver, called ‘Meteor Watch‘ took place in  Abbotsford Regional Park in 2017. Myself and Mehlinda Heartt we are Two Amuse) wrote and directed an event called “Night Magic“. The performance was both educational and interactive and very magical, Mehlinda Heartt (Moonlight Fairy) played her original music on her harp and Shoulin Young faced in the piece as Forest Fairy while Angela Brown was the silly and lonely Moth. We had projections on the inflatable where the story unfolded. There was lots of interaction and fun was had by all. We will be there again this year on August 11th.




“As usual, your performances were tip-top and it was great to see you!” Anna Solich, Whistler Street Entertainment Coordinator, Whistler Arts Council, B.C.


In August 2016, my song, Casey Mons, and I were at the Buckley Valley Exhibition. We had one of Evelyn Roth’s fabulous creations; my hand-made inflatable salmon and costumes – animals and plants for parades and dances. The photos were taken by Casey Mons. The song (Silver Water) was written and sung by Angela Brown & Stumpy the puppet. The song in the backtrack is called ‘Silver Water’. Angela wrote this song and she sings it as well. The song  was arranged by Deva Neal and Casey Mons.

“At the 97th Annual Bulkley Valley Exhibition, Angela performed both as “The Ta Daa Lady” and as Angela Brown’s Nylon Zoo. She delighted our audiences with her engaging and positive personality, and the kids especially enjoyed the chance to dress up in crazy and colourful costumes and go inside the inflatable salmon as part of the Nylon Zoo. Angela is an incredibly enthusiastic, professional and talented performer!” Tirion Grice BVE Smithers, B.C.


The Nylon zoo was in Tofino and Ucluelet with my long and sleek Big Blue Whale with her baby Whale attached. The Ta Daa Lady also offered two storytelling workshops as part of her package.

“Angela Brown is incredibly professional, fun and wonderful to work with. Hire her for your children’s entertainment. If you want great entertainment and an educational experience for your children, hire Angela for your event. She brings great entertainment for all ages! Children under the age of thirteen were all entertained!”  Gillian H. Nicol Former Festival Coordinator, Pacific Rim Whale Festival



I have been having a wonderful time at World Rivers Day in Langley for 6 years now.  This festival is a fun and friendly event with lots of activities for families.

“I just want to say a great big THANK YOU for coming out to our World Rivers Day!! You were a HUGE success with your Ta Daa Lady show and the Nylon Zoo and we hope to secure you for next year! “Ashley Anne, Education Programs Coordinator, Langley B.C.


 My Nylon Zoo has been a part of  Country Celebration in Langley B.C. each September since 1996. This two day, family friendly festival is sponsored by Metro Vancouver.  I would recommend to anyone who want to make this festival a priority, to follow through.  This year, it takes place September 8th & 9th. This past summer I had my DRAGON with me. The photos above by Tom Tasse. If anyone wants to make it a priority for next year, it normally takes place around the middle of September.



The Hyde Creek Salmon Festival continues to bring back the salmon for the fall run. This festival provides an opportunity for participants to observe and celebrate the return of salmon to their spawning grounds in Hyde Creek after their miraculous journey home. This year, 2018 will be Angela Brown’s eight year at the festival with her Nylon Zoo. Above video by Tom Tasse.


Photos by Casey Mons at Fat Cat Festival Kelowna B.C.

“Great job, as always Angela – I just love the energy, creativity and color you add to the Festival.” Dorothee Birker, Innovex Events, Kelowna B.C.

Kispiox Music Festival Hazelton B.C.

“Angela Brown, and both her shows: “The Ta Daa Lady”, and her very impressive “Nylon Zoo”  have been the highlight of our Kid’s area and  stage for two consecutive years. She is hugely entertaining and engages the youngsters at some many levels, from sheer brilliant slapstick comedy, thoughtful (but always humorous). There seems to be something for everyone.  She engages her audience all times, hosting a storytelling dance and costume workshop and then leading the group on a parade through the grounds. Very impressive! It would be hard to recommend a more professional, impressive, and entertaining children’s performer than Angela Brown.”  Todd Stockner, Artistic Director, Kispiox Valley Music Festival, Hazelton B.C.

More Festivals

Other festivals Ta Daa and the Zoo regularly performs at on B.C: Surrey International Children’s Festival, Party for the Planet in Surrey,  Salmonberry Festival Vancouver, Shadbolt Festival of the Arts ‘Rhodo Fest’ and  VSO Festival in Burnaby, Mission Children’s Festival, Teddy Bear Picnic in Coquitlam, Salmon Festival in  Steveston, Vancouver Folk Festival, Burnaby Village Museum World River’s Day, London Heritage Farm in Steveston, ‘Play Palooza’ and ‘Holly Picnic Wrap Up’ Festivals in Surrey, World Rivers Day and Country Celebration in Langley, Kickanee Festival in Kelowna, Salmon Come Home in Coquitlam. Angela has also performed in B.C.’s north at the Kispiox Music Festival, Robson Valley Music Festival B.C. and Arts Wells B.C.

Zoo Creator – Evelyn Roth
The creator of the Zoo is Evelyn Roth; a world renowned artist in both fabric art and wearable art  and as a visual and performance artist. Evelyn is the creator of these unique and colorful inflatable sculptures and costumes for parades in the Nylon zoo. She is originally Canadian but  she now resides in Maslim Beach Australia with her talented painter husband John Davis (evelynrothoz.com)