Enjoy this heartfelt story about our circus and the work we do. The circus is a true labor of love and a city wide effort. Park Advisory Council Members, Community Groups, Volunteers of all shapes and sizes from all over Chicago make this happen.
If you’ve ever been to a Midnight Circus in the Parks show, you’ve probably danced your way to your seat, and jumped in the ring at the close of the show to dance with the cast – or, at least your kids have!
While the acrobats practice their flips and jugglers fine tune their tricks, the Park Advisory Councils come together to organize for Midnight Circus!
Midnight Circus is back for our 13th year of Bringing Circus to the People!
We are excited to announce that two Midnight favorites— Kevin Beverley and Kia Eastman— are coming to Chicago as part of Cirque du Soleil’s show VOLTA!
For more than a decade, Sam Brown–with his big hair, cigar box ukulele, and infectious smile–has been a beloved fixture of Midnight Circus. In fact, other than the Jenkins family, he’s the only performer to be a part of every Midnight Circus in the Parks tour.
Ever wonder how Midnight Circus produces an amazing show every year?
Book says he creates material by taking into account every element of the performance–setting, music, costume, etc., along with whichever skills he wants to feature. Usually his knack for physical comedy wins out, says Book. “Ultimately, the material needs to serve my passion for acting like a goofball in the circus ring,” he says.
Christopher plays a unique and highly recognizable role at Midnight Circus–part usher, part clown, part ringmaster. “I found a clown wig, and when I wore it the kids would actually listen!”
As 2018 draws to a close we wanted to share some memories, some Thank You's, and this lovely little video.