Full Steampunk Ahead: Kurios – Cabinet of Curiosities by Cirque du Soleil

Full Steampunk Ahead: Kurios – Cabinet of Curiosities by Cirque du Soleil

on Stage

Photo: Martin Girard/Cirque du Soleil Cirque du Soleil’s Kurios Grand Prairie — There are moments in this Kurios: Cabinet of Curiosities, the latest road show from Cirque du Soleil to tour to North Texas, that if you don’t scream you should check to see if you have a pulse. A dozen flying humans called Acro Net bounce over three stories high …

The Year in Comedy

The Year in Comedy

on Comedy

Photo: Phillip Allen The Naughty Bits, an offspring of Pegasus Theatre   Amy Martin wraps up the changing and growing local comedy and variety scene in North Texas in 2015, from stand-up to improv to sketch to circus. by Amy Martin published Thursday, December 31, 2015 Dallas — As spotty as my comedy attendance was this year, one thing is …

Big Top Thoughts: The Lone Star Circus

Big Top Thoughts: The Lone Star Circus

Photo: Zan Keith Photography The Lone Star Circus continues to blossom, and show that the circus arts are deeper than you think, with Zingari at Dallas Children’s Theater. by Amy Martin published Thursday, December 31, 2015   Dallas — Before there was dance, theater, music and culture, there was play—the curiosity to see if the things we imagine can be made …

Goofing Around: review of Hopped Up on Goofballs Cabaret

Goofing Around: review of Hopped Up on Goofballs Cabaret

on Comedy

Clowns Dick Monday and Tiffany Riley introduced their monthly Hopped Up on Goofballs Cabaret at Pocket Sandwich Theatre with laughs and, well, balls.   by Amy Martin published Friday, September 4, 2015   What’s a little vaudeville between friends? The New York Goofs pal around with a few friends from Lone Star Circus and others in a new variety show, …

Playthings by Circus Freaks: Walking on ceilings and other fun

Playthings by Circus Freaks: Walking on ceilings and other fun

on Stage

Circus Freaks offers striking visuals and circus feats at Festival of Independent Theatres, but the narrative of Playthings needs work.   Dallas — Some astounding characters appear in Playthings, the latest stage presentation from Circus Freaks, boasting jaw-dropping costumes and clever hair and make-up. The simple stage features only a small mad-scientist work zone and a colorful five-foot tall Jack-in-the-Box …

Almost 5: An Office Life (Circus) Story

Almost 5: An Office Life (Circus) Story

on Stage

It’s 5 O’Clock Everywhere Circus Freaks offers a wordless piece of circus arts and music, Almost 5: An Office Life (Circus) Story, at the Bath House Cultural Center.   Dallas — Office workers deepen their relationships throughout a workday as they wile away the boredom by using juggling, floor acrobatics, and general clowning. Such is the slender plot upon which …

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