Long Summer Days

The days are long here on Circus Road but never boring.We have just six days until opening as of the time this post is being written. Practices are down to 20 minutes each with the focus on perfecting what have become completed acts. We had our Banquet last night where the Pie Car shows off their culinary skills and the rest of us reap the benefits.


Pie Boss Andrew announcing dinner.


After that the Troupers said their thanks to their coaches – most of whom will be leaving before we go on tour – as well as the rest of the staff.


Smirkus coaches.


We then had our No-Talent Talent Show. For those of you who aren’t familiar with this tradition, it is essentially a talent show where circus skills aren’t allowed. The acts ranged from hilarious to clever to heartwarming.

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Earlier this week, the Troupers played a traditional Smirkus game called Panic. The idea is that they are given challenges that are in the form of a scavenger hunt. For example: Find a Josh.


Pictured: A Josh.

Things are always crazy here. It is, after all, a circus. But the show is quickly coming together for the premiere on Saturday. I, for one, can’t wait.

Take care!



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