THE CIRCUS IS COMING TO TOWN! WORLD-FAMOUS CIRCUS SMIRKUS TO PERFORM AT PICO IN AUGUST
Posted on May 04, 2011
THE CIRCUS IS COMING TO TOWN!
WORLD-FAMOUS CIRCUS SMIRKUS TO PERFORM AT PICO IN AUGUST
KILLINGTON – The Town of Killington is happy to announce that Vermont’s award-winning Circus Smirkus will be calling Pico Mountain home for a fun-filled weekend in August. The traveling youth circus will feature 30 of the country’s most talented child performers for four shows on Sunday, August 14 and Monday, August 15. Youth performers from as far as California and New Zealand will amaze children and adults as this year’s traveling Circus Smirkus troupe.
2011’s Circus Smirkus Big Top Tour creates a circus-style tribute to old-time journalism with its theme of Front Page Follies: Big Top Big News! Families and children of all ages are invited to join newshounds and newsclowns as they seek the headlines and beat the deadlines. Whether it’s juggling paperboys, acrobatic announcers, paparazzi clowns or wacky weatherman, each two-hour show is a dazzling spectacle of talent, with aerials, acrobatics, clowns, jugglers, high wire and trapeze artists, live music and more.
“The Circus is a great addition to our expanding summer lineup,” says Suzie Dundas, EDT Events Coordinator. “The Circus fits perfectly into our goal of providing exciting events for families and bringing award-winning entertainment to Killington.”
Circus Smirkus is the only American youth circus to travel under its own big top, center-ring circus tent. The touring company consists of some 80 people, including the performers and coaches, counselors, costumers, tech crew, roustabouts, circus chefs and a live circus band.
Troupers consist of children ages 10-18 selected for skill, character, and personality through an audition process that begins each fall. Performances require months of training and dedication before hitting the road in June for a series of performances across New England.
To learn more about Circus Smirkus and other Killington events, visit www.DiscoverKillington.com or follow DiscoverKillington on Facebook. Tickets for Circus Smirkus in Killington go on sale May 1 at www.Smirkus.org. Advance purchase is recommended.
Smirkus performers stay with area families during their performances. Any families interested in hosting a Smirkus youth may contact Meg Horrocks at email@example.com for more information.