Jul 21, 2008

*THE CHILDREN’S CIRCUS OF MIDDLETOWN PRESENTS “CIRCUS OUT OF THIS WORLD” *

Oddfellows Playhouse and the Middletown Commission on the Arts present “Circus Out of This World,” the spectacular final performance of the 20th annual Children’s Circus of Middletown. This one-time-only show will be presented on Friday, August 1 at 5 pm at Spencer Elementary School.

“Circus Out of This World,” under the direction of Jake Weinstein, tells the tale of a birthday party gone awry, a stolen birthday cake, and a quest to round up all the missing pieces. The show features over 200 young stilters, jugglers, clowns, unicyclists, dancers, and acrobats. Live music is performed by a 15-piece Circus Band, led by well-known local musician Dirck Westervelt.

The Children’s Circus of Middletown is a 5-week half-day program of training in circus skills for young people ages 8 to 14. This is the eighth year of a challenging full-day Advanced Circus Program for 40 veteran circus participants, ages 12-15, to help them take their skills to the next level. The Children’s Circus is part of the City of Middletown’s Kids Arts ‘08, with additional funding from the Middlesex United Way.

Bring a blanket or lawn chair and come and enjoy a gala spectacle that has become a summer tradition. “Circus Out of This World” begins at 5 pm. at Spencer Elementary School, 207 Westfield Street in Middletown. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students and seniors. Rain date for the performance is Saturday, August 2 at 12 noon.

For more information, call (860) 250-5894 or 347-6143.