The New Pickle Circus Posters

New Pickle Circus Poster

The New Pickle Circus lives on in our hearts (and these posters!) In the process of doing some much-needed spring cleaning, I have been unearthing some treasures from the vaults (otherwise known as the large series of plastic boxes that move around with me from house to house.) I got these posters at a New Pickle Show in San Francisco […]

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Clowns Being Clowns… The Pass Along Video

Clowns Being Clowns: The PassAlong Video! Sometimes clowns being clowns is enough to make a video about. Inspired by the popular passing videos that are going around (especially the stuntman video) a group of Ringling trained clowns (myself included) got together and said: “Let’s do this!” Planned in a private Facebook group, and organized by New York clown Joel Jeske […]

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Virtual Vaudeville Makes A Revival This Saturday!

Virtual Vaudeville Poster

Vaudeville has made a number of attempts at revival over the years.  Now it is virtual vaudeville’s turn! In 2002, I was part of the short-lived vaudeville revival that took over Times Square.  [See this article from the NY Times that features my show extensively:  Old Time Vaudeville Looks Young Again What with the social distancing, #coronamadness, and lots of […]

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Circolombia’s New Show Acéléré at Chicago Shakes!

Circolombia, the Colombian based circus, is bringing their latest show Acéléré to the Chicago Shakespeare Theatre as the culminating event of Destinos—the 2nd annual Chicago International Latino Theater Festival.  That festival has been going on since Sept 20 all over the city, with lots of exciting work! I reviewed Circolombia 6 years ago when they performed at the New Victory Theatre […]

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Bad Choice, Halos

I don’t normally give this blog over to political actions, but I want to point out that there’s a company that recently made a negative connotation for going into a life in the circus.  And that really shouldn’t stand unanswered. In the commercial in question, two mean girls tell a nicer girl “We’re going to run away and join the circus.  […]

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Manual Cinema: No Blue Memories (Show and Workshop)

Manual Cinema , the award winning puppet/film/multimedia studio based in Chicago, is putting on a performance/workshop at the end of March. It’s part of the Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival.  The show (and the workshop) explore poetry, puppetry, and shadow theatre, and their intersections. The Puppet Festival actually happens every two years, and the next one is scheduled for 2019, however […]

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Flea Circus in Chicago July 16-18

Flea Circus Customized Trailer

Tiny Performers To Entertain in Chicago Parks ============================== SUMMARY: WHAT: Acme Miniature Flea Circus in the Chicago Park District WHERE: July 16 6:30 pm Paschen Park (1932 W. Lunt Street) WHERE: July 18 2:00 pm Pulaski Park (1419 W. Blackhawk Street) COST: FREE! (seating limited, please arrive early) MORE INFO: MORE INFO: PUBLICITY PHOTOS: Press Images of the […]

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