Sweet Life

Dear Smirkus Family and Friends,

Just shy of two weeks left on tour, we have made it to vacationland (Maine) from our last two stops in Massachusetts. First, we had four wonderful shows presented by our good friends at North Star in the lovely town of Northampton, Mass. To learn more about North Star and their self-directed learning programs for teens please visit http://northstarteens.org/. In their downtime, the Smirkos had a relaxing stay and enjoyed time-off at Trouper Cam Zweir’s abode and spent time exploring the sights in the lovely downtown area as did the crew. I won’t lie, many trips to Harrell’s Ice Cream were made to beat the summer heat on some of our hottest show days this tour.

Sunset over the Big Top in Northampton, Mass.

Sunset over the Big Top in Northampton, Mass.

Next, in Newbury, Mass. we were met with cooling ocean breezes that kept spirits high. We were met by longtime friends and presenters, Theater in the Open and had four amazing shows. To learn more about their mission to “transform the magical tradition of storytelling into theater,” please visit http://theaterintheopen.org/content/.

Our friends at Theater in the Open during one of their many fantastic performances.

Our friends at Theater in the Open during one of their many fantastic performances.

In addition, we had our annual Boss Clown Olympics!  This event happens every year and is a series of kooky clowning challenges that boosts morale for all and names one clown the Boss.  This year we had a series of mime, water, ice, pie competitions and other hilarious clowning shenanigans.

Egg tossed...

Egg tossed…

Egg caught, by Sawyer Oubre!

Egg caught, by Sawyer Oubre!

Water spitting challenge, Smirkus Boss Clown Olympics 2015.

Water spitting challenge, Smirkus Boss Clown Olympics 2015.

A true Boss Clown must be able to take and throw a pie in the face!

A true Boss Clown must be able to take and throw a pie in the face!

Sarah Tiffin leads the pack in a pie mat race.

Sarah Tiffin leads the pack in a pie mat race.

Alec McGowen shows us as a clown you have to know how to laugh too!

Alec McGowen shows us as a clown you have to know how to laugh too!

Mime competition, being attacked by slow-moving slime.

Mime competition, being attacked by slow-moving slime.

As you can see, it was highly entertaining and loads of fun for all of us!  A special CONGRATS to Senior Trouper Sarah Tiffin who was named champion and Boss Clown for the 2015 Circus Smirkus Big Top Tour!

Boss Clown 2015, Sarah Tiffin!

Boss Clown 2015, Sarah Tiffin!

2015 Smirkus Boss Clown, Sarah Tiffin!

2015 Smirkus Boss Clown, Sarah Tiffin, in Bon Appetit!

‘till next time,

Angelia

“Sweet life continues in the breeze, in the golden fields.”

― Jack Kerouac, Book of Sketches

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Big Top Tour. Bookmark the permalink.