Circus Smirkus is in town!

[ 8 ] July 22, 2009 |

06-hoopball-by-harry-powersThis well-known youth circus will turn the pages on Aesop, the Brothers Grimm and Hans Christian Anderson, bringing classic stories to life through the spectacle and enchantment of circus. It’s sure to thrill and delight children and adults of all ages. The 2009 Big Top Tour continues the tradition of theme-based shows with Circus Ever After: A Big Top Fairy Tale!

Meadowbrook Waldorf School presents 2 days of exciting family entertainment when Circus Smirkus, Vermont’s award-winning, international youth circus rolls into town on July 21st and 22nd, with shows at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Washington County Fairgrounds in Richmond, RI.

Details: Tickets are $19 for adults and $15 for children 12 and under. They are available for purchase starting June 22nd at Lickety Splits at 1922 Richmond Road in Richmond and at OOP! at South County Commons in Wakefield, at the gate starting one hour before showtime, or by phone anytime (1-877-SMIRKUS). For more information, or to purchase tickets online, please visit


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  1. marianne says:

    My grandchildren and I love Circus Smirkus! This is a must-see. Bring ice water.

  2. Nancy King nancy says:

    My daughter and I have gone to Ringling Brothers and to Big Apple Circus and this one–Circus Smirkus–is hands-down our favorite. Intimate setting and a cast of young acrobats and clowns in training who give it their all.

  3. Jill says:

    Saw this show in Vermont. It’s AMAZING! So happy it will be in RI.

  4. Beth Riungu says:

    Just came back from the show -BRILLIANT!! The performers are just incredible, very talented and the way they played to the theme was perfect! We are big Big Apple fans but this beats that, if not on polish then on pure exuberance – and it is HILARIOUS!!! The Tortoise deserves an Oscar and the Giant will slay you!
    There’s no assigned seating so the kids grab a spot on floor mats ringside – all the better for a high five from the wonderful Big Bad Wolf as he lopes by.
    Do not miss this –
    Shows at 2 & 7 PM on July 22nd.

  5. Anisa Raoof Anisa says:

    We went to the show this afternoon – our first time and it was fabulous! Fairytales, acrobatics, the kids were amazing! Worth the visit!

  6. Katy Killilea Katy says:

    circus smirkus is great!

  7. Next year for sure, we had to miss it this year!

  8. Katy Killilea Katy says:

    SO MUCH FUN at last night’s circus. I’m always going to go to the evening performances now–the tent’s much cooler. What a great show it was this year!

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