Monthly Archives: July 2013

Somewhere Over the Big Top…- Monday, July 29th

The run of shows at each site begins with the Troupers arriving early to unload the prop truck and begin setting up. In addition to getting everything ready in the backstage tent, they also lay out the mats, carpet, and … Continue reading

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Branching Out to Get the Show on the Road- Sunday, July 28th

In order to make each performance of Oz Incorporated happen, all 27 Troupers have a variety of tasks to perform. Many of them are in multiple acts in the show, from clowning to juggling to rope to trampoline, so it’s … Continue reading

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This is In-Tents!- Thursday, July 25th

On Monday of last week, we arrived in Brattleboro, Vermont for a run of four shows in two days. We had plenty of visitors on-site — from former Troupers to press to well-known circus professionals. Late on Tuesday afternoon, just … Continue reading

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Let the Games Begin!- Friday, July 19th

What’s exciting about being on tour is that every site- and every town- is completely different. In Essex Junction, Vermont we were on a fair ground (the Champlain Valley Expo) and in Princeton, Massachusetts we were on a ski resort … Continue reading

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It Takes a Lot of Character: Tuesday, July 16th

There are many things that set Circus Smirkus apart and that make it what it is; one of them is the idea that Smirkus is a story circus. Each winter, Artistic Director Troy Wunderle and Creative Director Jesse Dryden work … Continue reading

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Young and Old, We All Laugh Together: Monday, July 15th

The jump from Saratoga Springs, New York to Essex Junction, Vermont was a long one, but after an early start to the day the Troupers and staff made it to the Champlain Valley Exposition without a hitch. The Champlain Valley … Continue reading

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Wishes and Dreams Come True- Wednesday, July 10th

After a long jump on the 4th of July, we arrived in Saratoga Springs, New York for five shows. The first show on Friday, July 5th, wasn’t until 7pm, giving us all time to explore the area during the day. … Continue reading

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