Thursday, January 29, 2009

CIRCUS SILLINESS: Essex, MD This Weekend!


It’s ‘Circus Silliness’ Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 at CCBC Essex

Baltimore County, Md. – “Circus Silliness,” a rollicking family fun show featuring some of the best physical and visual comedians in America today, is this year’s benefit for the Community College of Baltimore County Performing Arts scholarships and programs. The show features headliners, who have studied clowning with the renowned Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Clown College and worked with circuses and cruise ships here and abroad.

Produced by Michael Rosman, “Circus Silliness” will be performed 8 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 31 and 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 1 in the B Building Theatre at CCBC Essex, 7201 Rossville Blvd. Tickets are $15 for all seats and are available through the CCBC Box Office at 443-840-ARTS (2787).

“Circus Silliness” will bring a host of comedic talent to the CCBC Essex stage including:

* Michael Rosman is an incredible physical comedian who excels at comedy juggling and unicyling. The Reisterstown resident and veteran circus performer has performed on Letterman and Leno, “Cirque-style” shows and cruise ships all over the world.

* Philadelphia native Andrew Scharff has spent the last 11 years performing with circuses around the world and even gave a command performance for His Holiness Pope John Paul II. This year, Scharff has traveled to China twice to take part in international clown festivals.

* New Jersey native Pat Cashin is a classic circus clown. He's also one of the leading authorities on the history of American circus, vaudeville, film and television comedy and it's performers. Cashin is an official historian to the International Clown Hall of Fame and official historian and an International Goodwill Ambassador for Clowns of America International.

* Maryland's own Mark Lohr is an entertainer with almost two decades experience entertaining family audience large and small in venues all over the world. Mark is a slapstick physical comedian that has the rare ability to entertain audiences with or with out words!

* The “All Star Kids Circus” features the circus world’s next generation of jugglers, acrobats, wirewalkers and clowns. Its members include: Sophia (12) and Ethan (9) Rosman of Reisterstown, Md.; Grace (9) and Genevieve (11) Lohr of Frederick, Md.; and “The V-Girls:” sisters Veronica (19), Vonya (17), Valeria (14), Vayla (12) and Viahna (8) LaMarra. All are children of the headliners, except “The V-Girls,” who are all annual participants in Michael Rosman’s Circus Camp.

Join us 8 p.m. Jan. 31 or 2 p.m. Feb. 1 in the B Building Theatre at CCBC Essex. All seats are $15. Call the CCBC Box Office -- 443-840-ARTS (2787) -- to reserve your seats today. For additional information, contact Anne Lefter, director of Performing Arts@CCBC, at 443-840-2836 or visit for upcoming events and programs.

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