The Big City Circus – 25th Children’s Circus of Middletown will wow the audience Friday evening, August 2, with stilt walkers, acrobats, clowns, jugglers and an array of skits and performances – including a 12-foot Godzilla puppet – when they give their only performance at 5 p.m. at Macdonough School in Middletown. The performance will be the culmination of a five-week program run by the Oddfellows Playhouse Youth Theater and the hard work of about 130 children ages 8 to 14. The circus usually draws a large crowd so arriving early to get a good spot is advised.
“This is one of the best things Middletown has,” said director Jason Leinwand. “Everything is ensemble-based. It required team work, communication, imagination. Kids don’t spend the summer in a video-game bubble. They have to interact.” (From story by Susan Dunne.)