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Circus Amok Entertains in Prospect Park – Sept 17, 2017

On the warm and beautiful Sunday afternoon in Prospect Park last Sunday I attended the delightful antics of CIRCUS AMOK.

This was the last stop in a multi-park tour they did this summer. The Bronx, Manhattan, Queens, Sunset Park and now Prospect Park.

Gathering together some of New York’s finest performers, Circus Amok is a real treat for audiences of all ages.

Founded and directed by the juggler, Professor (Pratt Institute) and former Coney Island USA Sideshow performer Jennifer Miller.

I captured some photographs and video of that day’s festivities. BUT if you really want to witness Circus Amok you have to see them LIVE!

I was there 15 minutes before the show and captured some backstage shots.

Seated (with hat)Lee Houck with band and Carlton Cyrus Ward with Clare Dolan.(stilts)

Heather Green

Jenny Romaine

Mark Ettinger on Trumpet, Lee Free on Drums

Heather Green, Jules Skloot, Carlton Ward, Jennifer Miller, Ariel Federow, Kali Theirren, & Claire Dolan.

Ariel Federow and Jules Skloot. (Band in background)

Jennifer Miller and Carlton Ward as The Liberty Sisters.

Ben Meyers on the Trombone

The cast – Heather Green, Jules Skloot, Carlton Ward, Jennifer Miller, Ariel Federow, Kali  Theirren, Clare Dolan

The Cast doing a Pyramid Balance.

The Curtain Call with Cast and Circus Amok Band. 

(The Circus Amok Band was Jenny Romaine, Lee Free, Mary Feaster, Mark Ettinger (filling in for Jessica Lurie.)

For more information on CIRCUS AMOK visit their website here!

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“The Last Laugh” – Final Performance at Burlington, VT – FESTIVAL OF FOOLS.

At 5pm on Sunday March 5th  THE FESTIVAL OF FOOLS celebrated 3 days of Non-Stop Entertainment on Church Street in Burlington Vermont with

THE LAST LAUGH

All of the performers that were on hand for the festival contributed a little bit of themselves to a performance in front of City Hall.

The public was sitting down and standing up in front of City Hall.

Here are some photographs from that show.

A few of the cast from the show.

Richard Stamp and Kate Wright performing as the MC’s for THE LAST LAUGH

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David “The Checkboard Guy” Aiken.

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Kamikaze Fireflies (Casey Martin and Rob Williams) with Jonathan Burns

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Aileen Wilkie from Scotland

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Reid Belstock in his bright Red costume.

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Facing the crowd and playing the electric piano is Mark Ettinger who doubled as Music Director for the festival.

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Woody Keppel singing with the band for the closing number of the show.

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The Checkerboard Guy (David Aiken)  dazzles the crown with his hat moves.

Casey Martin (Kamikaze Fireflies) extinguishes fire on her hula hoop with some water.

Jonathan Burns sneaks thru the back of a folding chair with ease.

Henrik Bothe (half of Wells and Woodhead) performing some cowboy roping routines.

Michael Trautman hypnotizes the audience with his ping pong ball tricks.

Aileen Wilkie plays a lovely tune on the saw.

Reid Belstock juggles amazingly different things so well.

Festival of Fools band performing at THE LAST LAUGH show with the great big audience enjoying the show.

[Not all performers on the bill are represented here in photographs.]

For more information on the FESTIVAL OF FOOLS in Burlington, Vermont click HERE!

Festival information:
802.865.7166

Andrea Grayson, Production Manager

Woody Keppel, Artistic Director

Eric Ford, Communication Director

Doreen Kraft, Executive Director