Improv Essentials – March 25th

Intimidated by our Existential Variety Improv Lab? Join performers from the Circus Freaks and members of the Open Stage variety show for a workshop in the fundamentals of improv comedy, theory and other theatrical shenanigans.* *Also suitable as a spectactor sport. March 25, 2015 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Roanoke Public Library 308 S. Walnut St. Roanoke, …
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Open Stage 3/2/15 – Four Years of Shenanigans!

Last Monday, after a week of icy weather, the Open Stage warmly celebrated it’s fourth anniversary with an in-the-round evening of Open Stage classics including flying flags, ghost-hunting rock stars, operatic cowgirls, improvised shenanigans, sword swallowing rockabilly comedy, and a circus-sized Cyr wheel debut. The Open Stage is intended for mature audiences. Some content may …
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Frozen Stage! – 2/23/15

For the safety of all of our Open Stage performers, crew, fans and friends, tonight’s show has begrudgingly been canceled due to icy weather. While some of the roads near the Celebration Event Center remain passable at the moment, later tonight they will freeze into a solid sheet of ice. We love live theater, and …
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Learn Improv from Circus Freaks!

Join performers from the Circus Freaks and members of the Open Stage variety show for a workshop in the fundamentals of improv comedy, theory and other theatrical shenanigans.* *Also suitable as a spectactor sport. Improv Essentials Chinaberry Performance Hall: (Saturday) 6:00 PM – 7:45 PM

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World Sword Swallower’s Day 2015

At 2:28 p.m. on February 28th, 2015, more than 40 sword swallowers around the world will simultaneously “drop swords” to celebrate World Sword Swallower’s Day. Frankie Stiletto, a new performer with Dallas’ Circus Freaks performing company is one of the 40 performers who will gather at Ripley’s Believe it or Not! Odditoriums worldwide for this …
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Almost 5’s composer, Emmeline!

Almost five years ago, the Circus Freaks met Emmeline at our troupe’s debut performance. We were blown away by her musical talent, and she enjoyed our circus shenanigans. Over the years, we’ve watched each other grow and evolve, and now we’re delighted to announce that we finally get to collaborate on a project! Some of …
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Caution

This small character moment was cut from our upcoming show, Almost 5, in favor of a much larger ensemble scene. Because it could be re-written to stand alone, performer Russ Sharek decided to bring it to Open Stage as a behind the scenes treat. Video by Alicia Holston Photo by Sean Furukawa Music by Nikos …
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Introducing Frankie Stiletto!

We’re proud to introduce our sassy sideshow specialist, Frankie Stiletto! Frankie’s death-defying feats put her in rare company. According to the Sword Swallower’s Association International (of which she is a member in good standing), there are approximately 100 people in the world capable of reliably performing this dangerous stunt. Frankie Stiletto is now available for …
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Almost 5 – Tickets Now Available

The office is now open! The Circus Freaks are proud to present our first narrative circus show, Almost 5, at the Bath House Cultural Center in January of 2015. You can purchase your Almost 5 tickets below, or head over to Eventbrite for more information. Online event registration for Almost 5 – “An Office Life …
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Giant Monster Smack-Down

Rex and Exsanguinous have a classic Kaiju battle, Circus Freaks style, at this year’s Spooky Stage. Performers: Scott Renkes and Courtney Vanous Photos: John Allen Grant, Bryan Jakubik, and Michael Leza Videography: Alicia Holston

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