Barnum has been high on our must see list and it's days are numbered. If you haven't caught this Jeff recommended extravaganza yet, go already! Barnum closes June 16th. If you're one of our regular readers you know that both of my kids have taken circus arts for close to 3 years and are on the pre-team track at CircEsteem.
We special in covering circus arts and have done original interviews with a number of Cirque du Soleil performers, and shots stills and reviewed numerous circus shows from Cirque Shanghai and Cirque Eloize, to Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey for years.
We are even giving away 5 gorgeous, hard back copies of The Ordinary Acrobat by Duncan Wall, A journey into the wondrous world of circus, this month ($26.95 each)! Even if you aren't quite as up to your eyeballs in circus arts as we are, we highly recommend you catch Barnum while you still can.
Here at ChiIL Live Shows and ChiIL Mama also we're huge fans of Chi-town pro and star of this show, Gene Weygandt. Check out our original interview with him right here, during a rehearsal for A Christmas Story which played at The Chicago Theatre.
Gene not only shared the inside scoop on A Christmas Story but also contributed sweet insights to ChiIL Mama's long running series on How Creatives Parent & How Parents Create. At the time of our interview two years ago, his son was 13.
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“One of this season’s best productions on any stage!”
-Al Bresloff, Around Town Chicago
“bounces with infectious life and enthusiasm”
“a big, fat, family-friendly show”
-Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune
“You can almost feel the large, polished cast pumping its last best breath into the material”
-Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun-Times
“Barnum is a must see theatrical event.”
“An eye-popping, toe-tapping and thoroughly entertaining musical spectacle”
- Tom Williams, Chicago Critic
“A genuine must see!”
“Not only will you want to “Join the Circus,” you’ll want to run away to join the stage”