Tuesday, September 28, 2010

The Midnight Circus... Appearing Live at a Park Near You

By Julie Horowitz-Jackson

The Midnight Circus... Appearing Live at a Park Near You

by Julie Horowitz-Jackson
On a chilly Sunday afternoon, a community comes together. Welcome, the Midnight Circus. In partnership with the Chicago Park District, Circus in the Parks featuring the Midnight Circus aims to raise funding for much needed local park improvements and expansion.

Together since 1995, the Midnight Circus has performed in theaters and outdoor venues all over the world, returning home to earn the title of Chicago's resident theatrical circus. Midway through their 4th season with Circus in the Parks, the Midnight Circus is on target to raise close to $140,000 for an expanded series of parks this year which includes Gompers, Welles, Portage, Chase, and our own Holstein Park.

Astounding feats of silken swings and oddly flexible juggling will keep you riveted. A true theatrical experience, the Midnight Circus offers something for everyone. Alongside traditional trapeze and clown pandemonium, breathtaking arabesques high in the air make this a feast for everyone's eyes. Even the most simple moment of down time between acts is filled with a flutter of butterflies that never ceases to amaze and delight the kids up front.

Such an intimate experience has been finely choreographed at the homestead of Jeff Jenkins and Julie Greenberg, together with their two kids, a couple of dogs, and a very talented troupe. If you have a chance to see just one outdoor event this month, take the kids to see the Midnight Circus, appearing live at a park near you. For details, please visit www.circusintheparks.com. The Midnight Circus can be found at www.midnightcircus.net.

Huge thumbs up from this reader and her four year old son.

Did you miss the circus this past weekend in Holstein Park? The circus will visit Portage Park on Oct. 9-10, and Chase Park, Oct. 16-17. For details, visit www.circusintheparks.com; more information on The Midnight Circus can be found here.

Julie Horowitz-Jackson has been a proud Bucktown business owner for the last nine and a half years. Constantly looking for ways to share her fondness for this community, Julie is quick to recommend a Bucktown bite or local event to all those who visit Virtu. 2034 N Damen.

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