Friday, July 20, 2007

WEEKEND PICK: Circus Smirkus Celebrates 20th Season

Circus Smirkus, Vermont’s award-winning international traveling youth circus prepares for its 20th Anniversary Tour with an all-star line up of youngsters and a full-on swinging and spying escapade called The Zoot Suit Caper: A Boogie Woogie Whodunit. The story revolves around a 1940’s traveling circus and a mischievous stunt by a mysterious culprit as someone douses the lights and the stage goes black. Chaos ensues as a bumbling band of detective clowns step in to solve the Whodunit mystery amidst the circus’s 20th Anniversary Tour celebration featuring dazzling dance moves, heart-pounding ground routines and astounding aerial acts. The result is an amazing, foot-stomping, action-packed, family friendly adventure that’s sure to bring hearty laughs to mixed-age audiences. Complete with juggling, tumbling, high wire, trapezes of many varieties, clowns, and live original music by Boston’s own Peter Bufano, this is a show “not to be missed!”
The2007 line-up of International troupers will feature many talented local teens from Massachusetts: Eric Allen (18) from Shelburne; Janoah Bailin (18) from West Falmouth;
Hazel Briner (18) & Lindsay Culbert-Olds (16) from Arlington; Cat Klaus (18) from Wellesley; Kia Eastman (17) from Waltham; Ariana Ferber-Carter (16) from Leeds; Sam Galison (18) from Cambridge; Joy Powers (19) from Lexington; and Jacob Stein-Sharpe (18) from Canton; plus Charlie-mentors Rafi Benjamin (10) from Newton and Nathaniel Stein-Sharpe (20) a junior at MIT.
The tour wraps up shows in Wellesley this Sunday. Tickets are $20 for adults and $16 for children. The tour then moves to Sandwich from July 23-25. Tickets are $20 for adults and $16 for children. From there, Circus Smirkus has 6 shows on Martha’s Vineyard on July 27-29. Tickets are $20 adults and $18 children. The last stop in Massachusetts on the tour is Revere, with four shows on July 31 and Aug. 1. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for children.
For more information or to order tickets visit
Also pick up a copy of the July issue of Bay State Parent magazine, featuring freelance writer Michelle Xiarhos Curran's profile on the Vermont-based circus celebrating its 20th season or read her article at:

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