Cirque Us has been entertaining us and enthralling us (me!) in the Upper Valley for four years now. Each year brings new and exciting changes to the professional circus team who consistently performs an amazing show.
This year is no different.
A Bigger Venue!
They will be performing on one night at the Lebanon Opera House with the opportunity to pack the house with 600 guests. So make sure to get your tickets for this special night. Sun. March 22, 2020 at 5 pm. You can buy tickets here.
All proceeds go to Kids
This year all the proceeds from the show will go to the Upper Valley Circus camp scholarship fund. At the camp kids can learn juggling, unicycle, trapeze, acrobatics, clowning and much more from professionals in the field.. Kids don’t just build strength and flexibility, they build confidence by taking risks and trying new things. The Upper Valley Circus Camp offers camps in the summer and in the winter.
Evolving and Growing
When you look at who helps run Cirque Us!’ operations you’ll see some of the names are past performers like Nina and Rena. Cirque Us! Is becoming a home for performers.
Each year for a show, you’ll find a mix of veterans and new performers on the stage.
There are different acts in a performance like juggling, clowning, and ariel. Founder, Doug Stewart, says they offer the same spots to each performer. Due to other performance commitments (many of the performers work on cruise lines), some performers take a year off and a new performer shows us their skills. This works well for Cirque Us!: “It’s always great to have a mix of returning people, who bring their experience with Cirque Us, with new people, who bring their new energy and ideas to the group!” Doug stated.
In the future the hope is to have a network of artists that Cirque Us! works with each year. Doug explains: “For example, Justin [Durham] toured with us in 2018 but took 2019 off. Our hope is that will allow us to continue to grow and improve while still allowing people to bring in new ideas and experiences.”
Big Future Plans
Cirque Us! wants to grow the circus community in the area. They are looking to find a permanent home in Lebanon to grow the circus programs they offer. How exciting!
Did you know that now you can book Cirque Us! for entertainment? Want them to perform at your next party, street fair, or special event? They’ll be sure to please your guests!
They also want to take their show to the next level and do a national tour. Producers and agents are invited to Cirque Us!’ shows in hopes of doing a 3 month tour in 2021.
So come on Sun. March 22nd and support our local company with big talent and big dreams. Come for a night of imagination, creativity, fun, and skill, remembering what it was like to go to the circus as a kid. Support the future generation of circus artists who remind us through their craft that anything is possible.