Attitash Mountain Hosts Circus Smirkus August 13 & 14
Vermont’s Traveling Youth Circus Performs 30th Anniversary Big Top Tour
May 24, 2017 (Bartlett, NH)–Vermont’s award-winning international youth circus is back on the road with its 2017 Big Top Tour, celebrating a 30-year tradition of bringing joy and magic to towns all over the Northeast. Attitash Mountain will present Circus Smirkus at the Fields at Attitash on August 13 & 14th at 1pm and 6pm both days.
This year’s tour continues the tradition of Smirkus’ theme-based shows with ‘Midnight at the Museum’, which it describes as a wild adventure through the hallowed halls of a magical museum that springs to life when the clock strikes midnight. The show will feature young aerialists and wirewalkers, clowns and jugglers, live music, brilliant costumes, and the many skills of its young circus artists on full display under the Big Top.
The traveling youth circus will perform 66 shows this summer, traveling from the mountains of Vermont to the shores of Maine, with stops along the way in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and upstate New York. Thirty budding circus stars, ages 12 to 18, bring youthful exuberance and polished circus skills from all parts of the country and the world.
This year’s troupe hails internationally from Zambia and Canada, and from thirteen states – California, Illinois, Massachusetts, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Virginia, Vermont, and Washington.
The 2017 Big Top Tour opens July 2 and travels throughout New England throughout the summer, with a finale August 20 at Circus Smirkus headquarters in Greensboro, VT.
This year, Circus Smirkus features a youth performer, Patrick Chikoloma, from Circus Zambia based in Lusaka, Zambia. The Princess of the Council of Chiefs of Zambia, along with members of the Council, will travel to the United States to honor and recognize Chikoloma as the first Zambian member of a Circus Smirkus troupe.