Tag Archives: Emma

Sailing Into the Sunset

Dear Smirkus Family, The final few days in Greensboro flew by, and suddenly the time has come for me to head home. Three weeks of pre-tour and seven weeks on the road all blurred into one fantastic dream. I wrote … Continue reading

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Families that Play Together Stay Together!

Mid-morning yesterday, everyone gathered on the lawn in front of the Pie Car for the annual Staff-Trouper Kickball Game. The sun beamed down on the sunny diamond behind Montpelier High School and dust swirled with every step as the staff … Continue reading

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Circus, Circus Everywhere

To the staff, jump days are times to move ahead to set up the next site, but to Troupers, they are the rare times they get to enjoy summer as normal kids. Each jump day is started by gathering in the place … Continue reading

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Inside the Pie Car

What has four wheels and makes 19 thousand meals a summer? If you answered the Pie Car, you’d be correct! The Pie Car is a very special vehicle that travels with us on tour because it makes all of our … Continue reading

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Rolling of the Ring Rug

As we travel all across New England and New York, the process of packing up everything at one site and jumping to another gains a methodic momentum: the bleacher pads come off, the lights come down, costumes are carried back … Continue reading

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Good Morning Northampton!

As the 4pm show in Waltham, MA came to a close yesterday evening, the entire staff jumped full speed into action. All hands were on deck as the bleachers were loaded out, lights lowered, tents taken down and the back … Continue reading

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The Boss Clown Olympics!

Clown Alley, the Troupers who keep the Smirkus tent ringing with laughter, were put to the test in between shows in Great Barrington by the yearly tradition of the Boss Clown Olympics. Boss Clown is a competition of wacky games … Continue reading

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