PopWaits EXTENDED TO MARCH 19. (Chicago) Don’t Miss It!

Even clowns have heroes.  For Malic White and Molly Brennan, the two performers/partners/lovers who are the chief instigators of the highly personal, very adult clown/rock music cabaret PopWaits, those heroes are seminal punker Iggy Pop (hero of Malic) and protean gravel-throated ultra-cool cabaret singer/music creator Tom Waits (hero of Molly) Both performers suffer from depression and use their heroes as creative jumping […]

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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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Moby Dick at Lookingglass (Chicago)

My son and I went to go see the Lookingglass production of Moby Dick.  It’s an adaptation of Herman Melville’s classic whale of a novel.  The show runs through August 28 at their downtown Chicago location. The show is beautifully done and realized.  This is the second Lookingglass show we’ve seen, and they do an amazing job of integrating circus […]

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Burning BlueBeard at Theatre Wit through January 4, 2015 (Chicago)

Since I’ve moved to Chicago, I’ve gone to a few networking events, or met people involved .  Eventually it comes out that I’m a clown.  And then people start saying, “Do you know…”  Playing clown geography. I had numerous people tell me that I should check out the Ruffians, especially their holiday show Burning BlueBeard, which was a big hit when […]

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Four Clowns At LaMama

Four Clowns , a Los Angeles based clown troupe, will be making a brief,East Coast debut May 23 to June 1 at  The Club at La MaMa. The show, which is also titled Four Clowns,  is a partly improvised romp through life and death, seen through the lens of the clown.   This show is for adults. The clowns are one woman, Alexis Jones, […]

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Bindlestiff’s 20nth Anniversary Cabaret March 13-16 (NYC)

The Bindlestiff Family Cirkus will be performing their 20nth anniversary cabaret this weekend at the Brooklyn Lyceum.  The legendary Bindlestiff Family Cirkus Cabaret returns to Brooklyn from March 13 – 16 at the Brooklyn Lyceum! For 20 years, Bindlestiff’s New York City Cabaret season has been an alternative New York favorite providing a stage for the world’s best in circus, […]

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REVIEW: Cirque Eloize Cirkopolis (at NYU Skirball Center)

Cirkopolis, Cirque Eloize’s latest show making it’s NYC premiere at the NYU Skirball Center through January 5) sits at the juncture of modern dance, performance art, and circus.  The show features some amazing visuals and some virtuoso performances by an ensemble of very talented acrobats. The show also features some amazing visuals, in the form of projections on a large […]

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