Photo by Kisha Michael
The Circus is coming to Middletown this summer, and there are still a few spots remaining for young people ages 8 to 15.
The Children’s Circus of Middletown is a five week day camp program which is celebrating its 30th year in 2018. The program, which runs July 2 – August 3, is sponsored by the City of Middletown Office of the Arts and is run by Oddfellows Playhouse Youth Theater. Participants work with circus professionals to learn juggling, acrobatics, stilt dancing, balancing, puppetry, clowning, physical comedy and all kinds of circus and performance skills, as well as visual arts and other recreational activities. The Children’s Circus culminates in a gigantic outdoor circus performance on the evening of Friday, August 3, a signature community event which annually draws an audience of over 1000.
The program starts July 2 and runs Monday through Friday, 9 am to 3 pm at Macdonough School in Middletown. Limited spaces remain available for ages eight to fifteen (the Teeny Tiny Circus program for ages 5 – 7 is already full). To register, please contact the Middletown Arts Office at (860) 638-4510 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration forms can also be downloaded at www.cityofmiddletown.com/arts or at www.oddfellows.org/childrens-circus. The program is offered on a sliding scale to Middletown residents (from free to $300, depending on family income) and is available to non-Middletown residents for $600 for the entire five-week program. Participants must commit to the entire five week program and the final public performance.
The Children’s Circus of Middletown is part of the Middletown Arts Office’s Kids Arts 2018 program, and additional support is provided by the United Way of Middlesex County, the Community Foundation of Middlesex County, and the Middletown Board of Education.