Thursday, November 11, 2010

SQUIRM BURPEE CIRCUS: From Off-Broadway World

Talk about sacrificing for your art! Two performers in the steampunk circus troupe, Handsome Little Devils -- who are engaged to be married -- went so far as to postpone their wedding so their show, Squirm Burpee Circus: A Vaudevillian Melodrama, could run at The New Victory Theater from November 12 through 28.

"It was a big decision. But for the chance to perform at a New York City theater like The New Victory... it was just too fantastic. We couldn't pass it up," said Mike Huling, one half of the engaged couple and the company's artistic director.

Squirm Burpee Circus is a family-friendly "vaudevillian melodrama" that features fast-paced comedy, first-class acrobatics and juggling, dance, zany contraptions and a melodrama plot: there's a good guy, a bad guy, and a damsel in distress. Mike the Handsome (Mike Huling), Dashing Dave (Dave Clay) and Lovely Little Lolo (Cole Schneider, Mr. Huling's fiancé) play a beloved circus trio that must outwit the dastardly Baron Vegan Von Hamburger (Jason Knauf) - a mustachioed villain decidedly dedicated to their demise.

Squirm Burpee Circus is directed by Armitage Shanks. Choreography is by Dan Newsome and Matthew Schneider, costume design is by Sarah Campbell, lighting design is by Joey Wartnerchaney, and set design is by Michael and Dan Huling.

So when are Cole and Mike finally getting hitched? "July 16, 2011. We've been dating for six years, so pushing it back a bit is okay."

For tickets please click here.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

I was there Friday night and the show was GREAT....the story was fun the characters were well established and a pleaseure to watch. Of course the juggling was very impressive. We were the first ones on line after the show to get our copy of Juggle magazine autographed by the troupe. Tell your friends...don't miss this for all!