On this week's episode, Josh and Lyndsay dive deep into the current drama happening in Brattleboro, Vermont with the New England Center for Circus Arts. They also discuss Cirque Du Soleil's acquisition of Blue Man Group, a new show from Spiegelworld and Steven Hoggett, Hideaway Circus's new show in Las Vegas: Miss Behave Game Show, and the changing demographics within the American circus community. If you like the episode, please rate the podcast iTunes and share it with you friends. Have a great week!
On this week's episode, Josh and Lyndsay talk about a new show from Cirkus Cirkor, new regulations about exotic animals in NYC, and sit down for an interview with Rob Falconer and Greg Tannahill, cast members in the Tony Award winning show The Play That Goes Wrong. They talk about the creation and running of the Broadway show, devising comedy work with an ensemble, how it played it different countries, and much, much more. If you enjoy today's episode, please rate us on iTunes and share the podcast with your friends!
- [14:35] What is the Play That Goes Wrong?
- [23:36] The creation the show
- [29:35] The growth of Mischief Theater company
- [34:48] Difference between Broadway and the West End
- [44:35] Designing the set of the Play That Goes Wrong
- [52:13] The future of the production
On this week's episode, Josh and Lyndsay recount their evening at the final performance of Ringling Bros and Barnum and Bailey Circus, a new magic show at Atlantic Theater, and some casting news from Big Apple Circus. They also sit down with the very talented circus composer and clown Peter Bufano to talk about his career and writing music for the circus. Peter even takes a part one of his latest tracks and explains how he wrote it. If you enjoy the episode, please rate us on iTunes and share the podcast with your friends!
[16:00] - Growing up in New England
[19:10] - Torn between being a musician and a clown
[27:21] - Auditioning for Ringling Bros
[32:18] - Differences between composing for circus and for film
[38:48] - Peter on finding his sounds and styles
[45:18] - Peter Song Explodes 'The Romantic'
[58:33] - Reflecting on the end of Ringling Bros
On this week's episode, Josh and Lyndsay talk about the final performances of Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus, their latest updates on the virtual reality Kickstarter campaign, lessons circus artists can take from playwright collectives, and finally Josh interviews circus artist and vlogger, Lea Toran Jenner. Lea and her partner are currently performing a duo cyr wheel act at the Moulin Rouge, she previously won a bronze medal at the Cirque De Demain Festival in Paris, and she creates daily Youtube videos about her day to day life. If you enjoy the episode please share it with your friends and rate us on iTunes. Have a great week!
- [12:07] Discovering a passion for circus
- [14:20] Switching disciplines in circus school
- [17:22] Finding work after the Paris festival
- [23:00] Working at the Moulin Rouge
- [26:01] Going to film school during the day
- [32:31] The #1 question all circus performers get asked
On this week's episode, Josh and Lyndsay talk about Cuisine and Confessions, Circus 1903, a compelling theory about Disney and Ringling Brothers, and sit down for an interview with the co-founder of the New England Center for Circus Arts, Elsie Smith. They also talk about Elsie's time in San Francisco, being on tour with Saltimbanco, and of course the journey of creating America's longest running professional circus training program. If you enjoy the episode please like us on Facebook and rate the podcast on iTunes. Have a great week!
- [16:12] Growing up 'in the middle of nowhere'
- [25:45] Heading to San Francisco, the Pickles, and SF Circus Center
- [29:36] On tour with Cirque Du Soleil's Saltimbanco
- [35:00] Moving to Vermont and starting Nimble Arts
- [38:50] Growing NECCA and their new professional training program
- [46:07] NECCA's current fundraising campaign
- [51:14] On creating new acts and new apparatuses
On this week's episode, Josh and Lyndsay sit down with Sydney based circus producer and creator Lauren Eisinger. They talk about their experiences at the Adelaide Fringe, the differences between circus in Australia and the United States, and various challenges of independently producing. Also on the episode, Josh and Lyndsay talk about news with Big Apple Circus and have a secret discount for the upcoming 7 Finger's show Cuisine and Confessions playing in NYC this April. If you enjoy the show, please rate us on iTunes and share it with a friend. Have a great week!
- [22:00] Lauren's background in producing
- [26:02] The Adelaide Fringe and five years of experience
- [30:45] Redefining the term 'Classical Circus'
- [36:21] Funding for circus in Australia
- [38:00] Performing animals in Australian circus
- [46:38] Cutting through the noise among 1,200 shows at the Fringe
- [55:30] Youth education in circus
On this week's episode, Josh and Lyndsay talk about the shows they've seen at the Adelaide Fringe Festival and government funding for circus in the U.S. versus Australia. Enjoy this week's mini episode! If you do, please share it with your friends and rate us on iTunes. Have a great week!
On this week's episode Josh and Lyndsay sit down with circus and theater producer Ross Mollison. Ross founded the production company Spiegelworld and has produced hit shows including Slava Snow Show, Puppetry of the Penis, and his current production, Absinthe at Caesars Palace. Josh and Lyndsay also talk about Superbowl LI and the results of the Big Apple Circus auction. If you enjoy the episode please rate us on iTunes and share it with your friends!
- [5:55] Ross's childhood in Melbourne
- [15:35] On producing a tented version of the musical Cats
- [19:52] Ross on Slava Snow Show and PoP
- [34:33] Spiegelworld gets it start at the South Street Seaport
- [38:20] Putting up a tent in Times Square
- [41:07] Ross on Vegas Nocturne
- [49:06] Josh, Lyndsay, and Ross discuss the current state of circus