September 6, 2017

 Rehearsal Schedule
ALL rehearsals are mandatory. They are physically demanding. I suggest circus students go to bed earlier than their normal bedtime.

Each session runs for 1 hour (unless noted). If you have a conflict listed in the Excuse Absence list (below), you will be excused to meet your other obligation. All other absences are unexcused. If you have any new obligations, email them to

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September 6, 2017

 Cast List for St Jude
Congratulations to everyone who auditioned to be in the circus!

THIS LIST IS FINAL. No changes, with regards to act assignments or rehearsal times, will be made.
The practice schedule is listed separtely. Find your name & act below, then find when your act practices.
YOU MUST SHOW UP TO ALL PRACTICES. Check schedules carefully.
We tried to write the schedule around your needs.
Each practice session runs 1 hour (unless specified).

Appropriate PRACTICE CLOTHES includes: leotards, shorts, T-shirts, shoes, warm-up or sweat pants. No jewelry.
If we left your name off this list by accident, do not panic. Send an email to bruce@circusofthekids for your act assignment.
Be sure to let us know if your name is misspelled. We copy these names into the souvenir program and onto the DVD credits.
If your name has ** before it and/or if you are an ALTERNATE please contact Bruce ASAP.

BIKE - BICYCLE FOR FIVE (building pyramids on a moving bicycle)
DT - DOUBLE TRAPEZE (2 people working together on a high trapeze)
FABRIC - (climb up 10 to 15 feet on a piece of fabric and learn how to tie yourself in and drop)
FIRE - (fire manipulation and fire eating)
FLY - FLYING TRAPEZE (flying from a swinging trapeze to the hands of a swinging catcher)
HB - HAND BALANCING (human pyramids)
HIYR - HIGH WIRE (walking a wire 24 inches above the floor)
JESTER - (hula hooping, tumbling, feather balancing -- just plain fun)
LADDER - (simliar moves to TT, LIRA and WEB but performed on a hanging ladder)
LC - LOW CASTING (a low flying trapeze {see above} but with a stationary catcher)
LIRA - (a slow spinning aerial act where kids sit, stand and hang in a variety of visually pleasing positions)
LT - LIONS AND TIGERS (adorable -- dressed as wild animals and performing with our wild animal trainer, kids jump through hoops, growl and roll over)
MT - MINI TRAMP (simliar to a gymnastic spring board but doing tricks over people)
QT - QUARTETTE ADAGIO (human rag doll)
RM - RING MASTER/MISTRESS (the person who presents the whole show to the community)
ROLLA - ROLLA (a student and a circus coach balance together on top of a board on a cylinder
SKATE - (a student and a coach spin in circles as the students climbs onto the coach in different positions)
SiT - STATIC TRAP (2 Students on a spinning single trapeze)
SwT - SWINGING TRAPEZE (sitting and standing on a swinging trapeze, the student jumps off and catches by their hands and ankles)
TEETER - TEETER BOARD (students stand on one end of a see saw as a big person jumps on the other end and catapults the student into the air)
TUMBLING - Includes several activities including tumbling, pyramid building, peacock feather balancing and hula hooping.
TT - TRIPLE TRAPEZE (a triple wide trapeze with 2 to 6 people on it)
WEB - SPANISH WEB (a rope with a loop at the top so students can hang by their wrist or ankle)

Grant Alderman -- TT
Antonio Arias -- JRope
Christina Maria Arias -- Globe
Garrison Barnett -- Bike
William Barre -- Teeter
Averie Bielski -- Hoop
Messina Bombara -- JRope
Katie Brandt Braswell -- Bike
Joey Breen -- TT
Gabriella Carreira -- Globe
Lindsay Castleberry -- TT
Sean Castleberry -- HB
Vicky Celedon -- Bike
Anthony Cerbone -- HB
Maria Cerbone -- TT
Isabella Chapman -- Fabric
Gavin Clark -- Globe
Ryan Clark -- JRope
Billy Clouse -- Skate
Amelia Cooper -- TT
Madelyn Cowan -- Web
Sean Crosby -- Juggle
Valentina Cruz -- Skate
Nick Cucchi -- Globe
Alex Curtin -- Web
Nina Dolt -- Skate
Victoria Dore -- TT
Declan Doyle -- MT
Maeve Doyle -- Hoop
Gabriella Ellis -- Hoop
Patrick Gonzalez -- Globe
Will Goodrich -- JRope
Olivia Haas -- Skate
cade haertel -- JRope
Patrick Haertel -- MT
Andrew Hagley -- Lira
John Haly -- TT
Meghan Hamrick -- Lira
Christopher Harper -- Globe
Patrick Harper -- TT
Jack Hicks -- Bike
Evan Hoekstra -- Bike
Luke Hoekstra -- Teeter
Matthew Holder -- Globe
Alex Hosey -- Web
Prescott Hughes -- TT
Sophia Hurtado -- MT
Vanessa Hurtado -- Rolla
Jake Hutchens -- TT
Sadie Hutchens -- Juggle
James Jackson -- Bike
Abby Jannetta -- TT
Kate Jannetta -- TT
Matthew Jardina -- Skate
Mikayla Jardina -- Fabric
Emily Kelly -- QT
Patrick Kelly -- DT
Tim Kernan -- Lira
Ryan Koehler -- Lira
Isabella Lacy -- Hoop
Charlie Lamm -- HB
Abby Lindsay -- Web
Irena Lively -- Skate
Amelia LoCicero-Padial -- Lira
Sebastian Lund -- Skate
William Mahan -- Bike
Gianna Maimone -- DT
Charlie Martinez -- Juggle
Nicole Marzec -- MT
Andrew Mattei -- Juggle
Maximus Matthews -- TT
Jack McAbee -- Globe
Luke McAbee -- Globe
Pierce McCarthy -- JRope
Caelan McCulla -- HB
Patrick McHugh -- TT
Erin McLaughlin -- HB
Lily McLaughlin -- Hoop
Stella McWhorter -- TT
Sheila Meadows -- Teeter
maeve Miller -- JRope
Taylor Monaghan -- JRope
John Monnin -- Bike
Josh Moreira -- HB
Sophie Moreira -- Globe
mattie grace mudd -- Fabric
Hana Odeh -- Rolla
Alexandra Orsagh -- MT
Atticus Orsagh -- TT
Mary Kate Palazzo -- Globe
Nina Parker -- Fabric
Kaci Patterson -- Web
Jonah Peterson -- SWT
Adam Prendergast -- Skate
Rachel Quinnelly -- Hoop
Patrick Reese -- TT
Spencer Reynolds -- Lira
Ana Sophia Riordan -- HB
Italia Ronco -- Hoop
Grace Rosenberg -- Teeter
Lauren Ruddy -- JRope
Tommy Scanlon -- Globe
Vivian Seago -- HB
william sheehan -- Juggle
Elizabeth Shipley -- Fabric
Catherine Shortal -- Bike
Caoimhina sloan -- Hoop
Vivian Smith -- Rolla
Christina Sweeney -- MT
Stella Thaxton -- MT
Julia Tiberia -- TT
Mary Grace Troncale -- MT
Brooke Twiner -- Fabric
Ella Uebelacker -- Hoop
Quinn Voss -- RM
Riley King Walker -- Lira
William Waters -- Juggle
Landry Watson -- Web
Brendan Wild -- Bike
Carley York -- DT
Matthew Young -- JRope

    September 6, 2017

     Obligation List (excused absences) as of 11:30 AM on Sept 17 (Sun)
    To help you meet prior commitments and allow you to be in CIRCUS, we will approve 3 excused absences and will try to schedule some of your rehearsals around prior commitments.


    You can request a maximum of 3 excused absences between auditions and show time. If we do not schedule around your 3 obligations, you are excused from circus practice, with no penalty, to meet your other obligations.

    You may list additional obligations but they are treated as optional times. If it is possible we will write your schedule around your needs. However, if we cannot, you are required to be at circus practice.

    This list needs to be accurate and stay current for it to be effective. You can modify obligations by email ( with the subject line: SCHEDULE CHANGE if the rehearsal schedule for the day you want to modify has not been posted. We do not excuse an absence after the fact.

    You only get 1 emergency to miss a rehearsal. This is for an unforeseen situation that you have to deal with. More than 1 unexcused absence jeopardizes your position in CIRCUS.

    Full cast rehearsals are mandatory. They cannot be scheduled around. In addition, please do not request time off on the day before dress rehearsal, on dress rehearsal day or on show days.

    ---- end of policy ---

    WHAT FOLLOWS IS NOT THE REHEARSAL SCHEDULE -- it is the list of times I am scheduling you around to get you here and allow you to meet your other obligations.

    Rehearsal times are below the following list.

    1) R = Thursday, N=Sunday
    2) An * is an unknown time (i.e. *-6 means you cannot be here until 6)
    3) We desginate specific dates by listing a day followed by a number (i.e. R2 is the second Thursday).
    4) Times listed in parenthesis are optional.
    5) Please clear your calendar starting the day before the performances. We can not work excused absences around show time.

    Week 1 begins: Sept 8 (Fri)
    Week 2 begins: Sept 15 (Fri)
    Week 3 begins: Sept 23 (Fri)

    To help you meet prior commitments and allow you to be in CIRCUS, we will approve 3 excused absences and will try to schedule some of your rehearsals around prior commitments.

    Grant Alderman R1 7-9, M2 630-830, R2 7-930
    Christina Maria Arias S1 S2 9-1230, S3 8-1130
    Garrison Barnett S1 *-*
    William Barre S2 3-6, F2 5-830
    Averie Bielski S3 8a-2, W1 430-830, M2 4-8
    Messina Bombara S1 9a-1230, S2 9a-1230, S3 8a-1130a
    Katie Brandt Braswell M1 4-8, R2 4-8, T3 4-8
    Gabriella Carreira R2 330-630, S4 8a-12p
    Lindsay Castleberry R2 3-7, S4 8a-12p, F3 3-1045
    Sean Castleberry S3 6a-1045, F3 6a-1045, S4 6a-1045
    Vicky Celedon W1 6-730, S3 830a-10a, W3 6-730
    Anthony Cerbone T1 T2 *-6
    Maria Cerbone S1 5-*, S2 S3 1-5, W1 *-* (medical)
    Isabella Chapman W-2487 a-a, N1 430-630, W-2487 545-715
    Gavin Clark W2 115-430 530-*
    Ryan Clark M1 3-5, W2 530-*
    Billy Clouse R1 a-a, F2 a-a
    Amelia Cooper S3 715a-2, F2 3-7, R2 6-830
    Madelyn Cowan S1 S2 9-1230, S3 8-1130
    Sean Crosby R1 *-430
    Nick Cucchi R1 6-930, W2 6-930
    Nina Dolt T1 330-530, T2 330-430, T3 330-430
    Declan Doyle S1 2-530, S2 8-11a (T2 R2 7-830)
    Maeve Doyle S1 S2 9-1230
    Gabriella Ellis S1 830a-1030a
    Patrick Gonzalez R2 3-630
    Will Goodrich S2 12-2, W2 530-10, F3 630-*
    cade haertel R2 2-630a, S4 8a-12p, S2 11a-3
    Patrick Haertel R2 3-7, S4 8a-12p
    Andrew Hagley R2 330-630
    John Haly M1 4-530, M2 4-530, M3 4-530
    Meghan Hamrick M1 4-8, R2 4-8, T3 4-8
    Patrick Harper W1 3-4, S2 9a-1030a, S3 9a-1030a
    Jack Hicks F1 F2 F3 530-730
    Evan Hoekstra R2 3-6, S4 8-11a
    Luke Hoekstra S2 9a-130, (M1 W1 R1 M2 W2 R2 6-8p)
    Sophia Hurtado (M1 5-630, M2 5-630, M3 5-630)
    Vanessa Hurtado (W1 6-8, W2 6-8)
    Jake Hutchens S1 S2 230-530, R1 630-830
    Sadie Hutchens S2 9a-12p, T0 530-815, R0 530-815
    James Jackson W-2487 530-730a, W-2487 545-9, F2 330-4
    Abby Jannetta W1 5-10, S2 *-*, T2 6-9
    Kate Jannetta W1 5-10, S2 *-*, T2 6-9
    Matthew Jardina R2 330-6
    Mikayla Jardina (T1 4-7, T2 4-7, T3 4-7)
    Emily Kelly M1 415-615, M2 415-615, M3 415-615a
    Tim Kernan S1 1030a-245, S2 1130a-330, S3 12p-415
    Ryan Koehler S2 12-*
    Charlie Lamm F2 6-930, R2 330-630, S4 8a-12p
    Abby Lindsay S2 10a-4, S3 10a-4, M3 430-730
    Amelia LoCicero-Padial W0 6-7, W1 6-7, W2 6-7
    Sebastian Lund S1 9:30-1, S2 11:30-3, R2 545-9
    William Mahan S2 10a-* (S2 11a-*)
    Gianna Maimone S1 230-430, F2 S2 *-*
    Charlie Martinez S1 1230-10, M2 630-830, S4 9a-12p
    Nicole Marzec R1 6-9, R2 6-9, R3 6-9
    Andrew Mattei S1 330-630, S2 330-630, N4 1-6
    Maximus Matthews S2 11-2
    Jack McAbee R1 330-5, M2 730-9, R2 330-5
    Luke McAbee M1 4-530, W1 530-7, W2 530-7
    Pierce McCarthy T2 515-9, R2 3-6
    Patrick McHugh W2 *-4, F3 615-*
    Erin McLaughlin S2 8a-2, S3 8a-2, R2 315-7
    Lily McLaughlin W1 315-415
    Stella McWhorter T1 4-5, R1 630-830
    Sheila Meadows S1 9a-2
    maeve Miller R2 330-630, S3 2-4, S2 1-3
    Taylor Monaghan M1 4-8, R2 4-8, T3 4-8
    John Monnin T1 545-7, S2 3-530, R2 *-530
    Sophie Moreira S1 10a-1, S2 10a-1, S3 10a-1
    mattie grace mudd M2 W2 615-9, S2 1115a-215
    Alexandra Orsagh S1 9a-1230, S2 9a-1230, S3 10a-130
    Atticus Orsagh R2 330-630, R1 430-6, S4 8a-12p
    Mary Kate Palazzo T0 430-6, T1 430-6, T2 430-6
    Nina Parker M1 4-8, R2 4-8, T3 4-8
    Kaci Patterson S1 12-3, S2 306, W2 6-10p
    Jonah Peterson S2 12p-330, F2 5-9, S1 2-445 (R1 730-930)
    Adam Prendergast W2 5-10
    Rachel Quinnelly M1 4-8, R2 4-8 (T2 orthodontist @ 2)
    Ana Sophia Riordan S1 830a-1, S2 830a-1, S3 830a-1
    Italia Ronco M3 T3 *-*
    Grace Rosenberg S1 930-1230, S2 9-1230 3-7
    william sheehan S1 11-2, S3 10-1 & 3-*, (M1 M2 M3 W1 W2 630-8)
    Elizabeth Shipley S1 9a-12p, S2 1-4
    Catherine Shortal (R2 330-630a, S4 8a-12p, F1 415-10)
    Caoimhina sloan S1 8a-12p, S2 8a-12p, S3 8a-12p
    Vivian Smith M2 4-730, T2 4-730, R2 4-730
    Christina Sweeney S1 9a-1, T2 4-730, W2 4-8
    Stella Thaxton M0 4-445
    Julia Tiberia W-2487 6-8, W-2487 6-8
    Mary Grace Troncale M1 4-8a, R2 4-8, T3 4-8
    Brooke Twiner W1 5-730, S2 730a-11a, S3 730a-11a
    Ella Uebelacker S1 9a-1230, S2 9a-1230, S3 8a-1130a
    Riley King Walker F3 3-1045, S3 6a-1045, T3 4-7
    William Waters W1 W2 R2 6-*,
    Landry Watson S1 11a-330, R1 R2 430-8 (M1 4:30-6:30, Sat 2 *-10:30, T2 4:30-6:30, W1 M2 9/18, W2 5-7:30)
    Brendan Wild F1 a-a, S1 a-a, N1 a-a
    Carley York S1 S2 9a-1230, S3 10a-130
    Matthew Young F0 330-630

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      May 18, 2007

       Emails about the show...
      What a show! I am proud of all the Butler Elementary School circus students and what all of you accomplished in the last 2 weeks. Wow!

      A couple of emails have been shared with me that I thought you might like to read. I guess I am not the only person who is impressed with you what you accomplished.

      Congratulations on a job well done!


      Dear Colleagues

      I just returned from Butler Elementary in Bedfoird where our Parkview students attended the Circus of the Kids show

      What an incredible achievement for the students and the school. The Circus of the Kids organization has, over only several weeks, tranformed Butler students into professional Circus performers.

      When I arrived, I did not know what to expect and was completely blown away by the show. It was big league in every way. A real circus!

      The shows continues through the weekend with a Friday evening performance at 7pm and 2 performances (2pm and 7pm) on Staurday and Sunday.

      Congratulations to Renalee and the Butler staff and community for a truly exceptional school project. In Circus parlance: you have really raised the Bar!

      Hope you can get to see it!


      I have spent my whole teaching career trying to do big things that can be life changing for my students.

      What you have created for your students is a memory that will live in their minds forever... Long after they have forgotten what we have taught them in the classroom, they will remember how this circus made them feel.

      Garry Phillips, my favourite guru says that the number one poverty in a child\'s life is the abscence of enriching life experiences. Today, you enriched a whole community.

      Please help
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      donating today

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