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 they […]

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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: http://www.palaceofwonders.com MORE INFO: http://www.trainedfleas.com PUBLICITY PHOTOS: Press Images of the […]

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Bindlestiff Family Cirkus at the Slipper Room March 13-17 (NY)

The legendary Bindlestiff Family Cirkus Cabaret returns for the 19nth year to New York City. Every year since 1974,  the Bindlestiff Family Cabaret has presented some of today’s top variety and circus artists. Jugglers, clowns, acrobats, and trapeze artists share the stage with musicians, magicians, dancers, and daredevils. In 2013, the tradition continues in the newly renovated Slipper Room. Witness […]

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