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.
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.
Take a sneak peak into the Midnight Circus in the Parks' rehearsal as we prepare for the 2018 tour.
Amy Ewaldt, President of the Maplewood and Lucy Flower Park Advisory Council (MLFPAC), invited me and Maria Stone, Community Relations Manager for the Chicago Park District, to take a walking tour of her community.