August 13 – September 18, 2021
Vermont, New Hampshire, Connecticut and Upstate New York
Josh Aviner and Lyndsay Magid Aviner of Hideaway Circus present Stars Above, an open-air circus performed under the night sky.
Aiming to present a modern take on the nostalgia and intimacy of early nineteenth century touring circuses, the narrative of Stars Above is centered around a single day in the life of a traveling family troupe. A Hideaway Circus spokesperson says, “The production explores and celebrates our interwoven connections to loved ones, community, and what we’ve lost.” Stars Above aims to combine elements of both contemporary and classical circus while showcasing a cast of American circus performers, ranging from sixth-generation circus acts to individuals from circus schools, and musicians performing original music and reimagined covers.
Book Kennison – Singing Ringmaster
Delaney Bayles – Ball and Club Juggling
Lindsey Colbert-Olds – Aerial Straps
Adam Kuchler – Clown
Summer Lacy – Aerial Chains
Willem McGowan – Diabolo and Club Juggling
Ottavio & Naomi Gesmundo – Crossbows and Whips
Alexandra Feit – Cyr Wheel
Jacob Aviner – Multi-Instrumentalist Musician / Music Direction
Josh Aviner & Lyndsay Magid Aviner – Creative Direction
Book Kennison & Peter Bufano – Original Music Composition
Spencer Novich – Comedic Act Designer
Bokyung Park – Choreography
Jeff Croiter – Lighting Design
Barbara Erin Delo – Costume Design
Ben Scheff – Sound Design
For more information, visit the Stars Above website.
Images courtesy of Hideaway Circus