Philadelphia School of Circus Arts (PSCA) presents a night at the “big top” with the annual fall performance, “Phanatical Phantastical! A Philly Circus Cabaret,” on Friday, November 19, 2010, with performances at 7:00pm and 11:00pm. The show will take place at the PSCA studio, 5900A Greene Street, Philadelphia, PA 19144. The performance will feature circus arts professionals who will dazzle audiences through fabric, single point trapeze, rope, hoop, magic, juggling and unicycling. Tickets for the 7:00pm family friendly show are $15 per adult and $10 per child. Tickets for the 11:00pm adult-friendly late-night cabaret are $25 per adult, which includes a glass of wine. The 11:00pm show is 21 years of age and older. Tickets for all performances can be purchased starting on September 13, 2010 by visiting www.phillycircus.com .
“This performance marks a significant move in a new direction for PSCA,” said PSCA Managing Director Robin Marcotte. “PSCA has been known for being the region’s only school for circus arts with unique, one-of-a-kind classes and workshops. PSCA is now expanding to regularly present original performances, including this cabaret and the upcoming “Green Fairy Cabaret” during the Kimmel Center’s Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA) in 2011.”
“Phanatical Phantastical!” will be a 90 minute show that features a variety of acts, ranging from fabric, single point trapeze, rope, hoop, magic and juggling . Announced performers so far include Kendra Greaves, Niff Nicholls and Jackie Zalewski.
Greaves is an internationally acclaimed aerialist and circus artist. Her specialties are corde lisse (vertical rope) and tissu (fabric). She has a very unique and dynamic style, but her years of training and performing experience, coupled with her super-hero type strength, allow her to create acts on any apparatus that can suit any client’s or show’s needs and desires. Nicholls has been studying aerial skills since July 2007. Over the past two years she been striving to refine her craft and hone her skills as an instructor, paying careful attention to form and direction in every aspect of each apparatus. Zalewski has been performing professionally as a dancer, singer, actor, and model since she was a small child. She has been a member of the Rockettes, and worked with world-class opera companies and national musical tours. Performance venues have included the Academy of Music in Philadelphia, off-Broadway theaters in New York, dinner theaters and Fringe festivals. She holds a special place in her heart for her band, Gyptian, which has played at RenFaires and Celtic Festivals all over the Mid-Atlantic region.
Funds generated from the “Phanatical Phantastical!” will help the school purchase new lights and equipment. Tickets for the 7:00pm family friendly show are $15 per adult and $10 per child. Tickets for the 11:00pm adult-friendly late-night cabaret are $25 per adult, which includes a glass of wine. The 11:00pm show is 21 years of age and older. Tickets for all performances can be purchased by visiting www.phillycircus.com .