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Interview: Performers from the Upcoming ‘Atomic Doll Productions Presents: Shocked and Amazed!’ – Part II

Atomic Doll Productions Presents: Shocked and Amazed! was inspired by James Taylor’s Shocked and Amazed: On and Off the Midway, the world’s leading journal on weirdness in entertainment for over 30 years. Taylor is an historian and storyteller of the grand days of the Side- and Freak-Show Circuit. Saturday’s one-night-only event was created in partnership with […]

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Review: ‘Cirque Spooktacular’ at The Kennedy Center

Like The Nutcracker at Christmastime, Cirque Spooktacular, the NSO Pops’ Cirque de la Symphonie Halloween Extravaganza, is bound to become a seasonal tradition at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. It’s plenty scary, as daredevils dangle from serpentine ropes or blood-red scarves 40 feet above the stage with no apparent safety plan.Costumes […]

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Announcing Circadium: A New Circus Arts School Comes to Philadelphia

At a press conference held on the eastern terrace of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the members of the Philadelphia School of Circus Arts announced the foundation of its new professional training institution, Circadium School of Contemporary Circus. Scheduled to open its doors on September 5, 2017, the non-profit organization will make Philadelphia the first […]

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Review: ‘Kurios – Cabinet of Curiosities’

Fans of Cirque du Soleil know to expect wonder, beauty, and thrills, and Cirque doesn’t disappoint. It’s a brilliantly executed brand that has become a global phenomenon (21 different productions are currently touring or installed in long runs somewhere). Each of Cirque’s shows is singular, unlike any other; yet they are all incubated within a similar […]

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2016 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Kick Before You Drown’

A solid show with impressive acrobatics, Kick Before You Drown presents Cirque which will easily please fans of the genre. It is important to note that Kick Before You Drown is as different from a traditional three-ring experience as a show can be while still being “circus.” The show presents a series of acrobatic routines, with […]

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Review: ‘Cirque du Soleil’s OVO’ at The Liacouras Center in Philadelphia

Cirque du Soleil has made quite a reputation for themselves. For four decades the company has set out to reinvent circus with bold theatricality and tremendous physical spectacle. Cirque has become synonymous with beautiful visuals and immense, interdisciplinary entertainment. If this is the expectation, OVO delivers. The question then becomes what world will Cirque explore now and […]

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Review: ‘He Who Gets Slapped’ at Philadelphia Artists’ Collective in Philadelphia

The delicate danger of the Big Top mixes with a resonant sadness in Philadelphia Artists’ Collective’s circus-themed production of Leonid Andreyev’s He Who Gets Slapped. In partnership with the Philadelphia School of Circus Arts, the adaptation by Walter Wykes examines a misfit band of performers whose lives are interrupted by the entrance of a stranger […]

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‘BROTASSIUM’: A Nutritious Evening of Boylesque This Sunday, July 26th at 7:30 PM at The Bier Baron

For those who partake of burlesque in the DMV area it’s a pretty steady diet of melons and tomatoes (and certainly there’s nothing wrong with that) but occasionally one needs some brotassium in their diet.  Luckily the Round World is here to sate those appetites with BROTASSIUM, a Nutritious Evening of Boylesque at the Bier Baron this Sunday, […]

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‘Cabaret Macabre’ at Happenstance Theater

Delivering a tantalizing treat for the Halloween season, Happenstance Theater makes its Baltimore debut at the Theatre Project with the fifth iteration of its 2013’s Helen Hayes multiple award-nominated production of Caberet Macabre. Inspired by the droll, darkly comic material of late author/illustrator Edward Gorey, who may be best known for his gothic storybooks (his […]

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