circus http://wamc.org en Fairground Redevelopers Hope Youth Circus Draws Support http://wamc.org/post/fairground-redevelopers-hope-youth-circus-draws-support <p></p><p></p><p>A traveling youth circus is performing at the Great Barrington Fairgrounds as the group makes its way throughout the Northeast. The fairground owners hope the event can boost redevelopment efforts to make the space a community hotspot once again. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 16:23:03 +0000 Jim Levulis 95174 at http://wamc.org Fairground Redevelopers Hope Youth Circus Draws Support La Soirée Spins, Sings, Smiles And More At The Union Square Theatre In New York City http://wamc.org/post/la-soir-e-spins-sings-smiles-and-more-union-square-theatre-new-york-city <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.lasoireeus.com/">La Soirée</a> is a theatrical phenomenon currently running at the Union Square Theatre on East 17th Street in New York City. Part cabaret, part circus, part cirque and part side-show - part vaudeville, part burlesque - all astounding.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">La </span>Siorée’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> international acts include balancing duos, high-flying feats, song - and so much more. </span><a href="http://www.marawatheamazing.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Marawa the Amazing</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and </span><a href="http://www.mooky.eu/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Mooky</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> join us to tell us more.</span></p><p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 15:35:00 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 84579 at http://wamc.org La Soirée Spins, Sings, Smiles And More At The Union Square Theatre In New York City Charlotte d'Amboise - Broadway Revival of "Pippin" http://wamc.org/post/charlotte-damboise-broadway-revival-pippin <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>This week, <a href="http://www.pippinthemusical.com/"><em>Pippin</em></a> opens on Broadway at the Music Box Theatre. With book by Roger O. Hirson, music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, <em>Pippin</em> is directed by Diane Paulus. This production features sizzling choreography in the style of Bob Fosse and breathtaking acrobatics by <a href="http://www.7doigts.com/en">Les 7 doigts de la main</a>. Gypsy Snider helmed the circus creation and choreography is by Chet Walker.</p><p>This is the first Broadway revival of <em>Pippin</em> since the Tony Award winning original production directed by Bob Fosse and starring Ben Vereen - which opened in 1972.</p><p>The cast features Matthew James Thomas, Patina Miller, Andrea Martin, Rachel Bay Jones, Terrence Mann, and Charlotte d’Amboise.</p><p>Tony Award nominee, Charlotte d’Amboise plays Fastrada - her other Broadway credits include <em>Chicago</em>, <em>A Chorus Line</em>, <em>Jerome Robbins Broadway</em>, <em>Sweet Charity</em>, <em>Damn Yankees</em>, <em>Contact</em>, <em>Company</em>, <em>Carrie</em>, <em>Song &amp; Dance</em>, and <em>CATS</em>. She is also the co-founder (with husband Terrence Mann) of a Musical Theatre Intensive called <a href="http://www.triplearts.com">Triple Arts</a>.</p><p> Mon, 22 Apr 2013 14:10:00 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 62796 at http://wamc.org Charlotte d'Amboise - Broadway Revival of "Pippin" Big Apple Circus in Lake George, NY http://wamc.org/post/big-apple-circus-lake-george-ny <p>The traveling <a href="http://www.bigapplecircus.org/">Big Apple Circus</a> is ending its 34<sup>th</sup> season this weekend in Lake George, New York, just weeks before the start of their 35<sup>th</sup> season in September. We went under the Big Top to talk with a trio of performers who have worked in the ring since childhood and now are at the height, sometimes literally, of their professions.</p> Wed, 25 Jul 2012 14:10:09 +0000 Joe Donahue 43959 at http://wamc.org Big Apple Circus in Lake George, NY