Monthly Archives: June 2014

As Opening Approaches…

Dear Smirkus family,  The hum of the show music drifts through my window as I write this. Crisp sunlight glistens off the wet grass. It’s been a little while since I’ve blogged and for that, I apologize.  Things have been … Continue reading

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Behind the Scenes: Alisan Funk

Hello all, This summer we’re going to be highlighting work from all across the circus lot with guest blog posts by coaches, tent crew, the pie car and more.  I hope you enjoy our first guest writer, Alisan Funk, our … Continue reading

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Lighting the Night!

Hello Smirkus Family,  Today the Troupers added evening rehearsals in addition to all of their day classes. However, believe it or not, this post isn’t about how hard Troupers have been training (though they are training incredibly hard) but rather … Continue reading

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A Smirkusbord Celebration

While a “smörgåsbord” is a Scandinavian name for a buffet with lots of dishes, or a large mixture of many different things, a “smirkusbord” is the name of our first ever Smirkus-wide summer kick off.   On a warm Monday evening, we … Continue reading

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A “Rest” Day!

Dear Smirkus Family, Yesterday was a day off for the Troupers, but don’t let that fool you into thinking they lounged around.  After breakfast, we piled into the Smirkus vans and headed down the winding country roads to our first … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Mud Show!

Today at the Circus Barn, we’re bringing meaning back to the phrase “mud show.”  A mud show was traditionally a show that travelled by horse and wagon from town to town and referred to the muddy roads travelled on. Today, … Continue reading

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Of Gnomes and Clowns

Hello Family,  Last night at Council we were lucky enough to have two incredibly special guests join us. The first was a little man with a round face and a pointed green hat: a bobble-headed garden gnome. For many years, … Continue reading

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