Sailor Circus Academy celebrates its 65th anniversary when the legendary program presents nine performances from Thursday, March 27, through Saturday, April 5 entitled LEGACY. This spring production reflects the confluence of two celebrations. The 65th Anniversary of Sailor Circus is onesuch celebration, representing Sarasota’s distinctive eight-decade circus heritage of which The Sailor Circus is a part. The other celebration is the Patterson Foundation’s “Legacy of Valor” campaign. As a result, the patriotic red, white and blue Sailor Circus “LEGACY” theme pays tribute to the U.S. Military and to our nation’s veterans.
What began as a high school gymnastics activity in 1949 has blossomed into a colossal four-ring extravaganza. Over the decades it has garnered national acclaim as America’s longest-running youth circus: a legacy of the talented elementary, junior high and high school students who comprise the cast and crew of “The Greatest Little Show on Earth!” Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime celebration. Buy tickets now by clicking HERE, visiting the Box Office or calling 941-355-9805.
Sailor Circus presents LEGACY
Mardi Gras, St. Armands Style
Second line yourself down to St. Armand’s Circle tonight to celebrate Fat Tuesday. Mardi Gras St. Armands Style is a family-friendly event that takes place from 6-9 pm.There will be a grand parade with a drum line, beads and a very special king…our very own Chucko the Clown! The parade kicks off at 6 pm followed by lots of fun activities and festivities. Costumes are encouraged! For more information, click HERE.
Circus Meets The Opera
In a unique collaboration with The Circus Arts Conservatory, Opera Naples hosted one of it’s season’s most spectacular shows I Pagliacci, (The Clowns) and featured the amazing talents of Karen Bell and Robin Eurich, clowns and Rikki Hettig-Rolfe Meaux, aerial silks.The amazing production took place “under the big top” on the Grand Lawn Pavilion of the Ritz-Carlton Tiburon on Friday, February 21 and Saturday, February 22. The Naples Daily News said this about the opera “the music was luscious, the cast strong, the chorus sublime”. The tragic tale of jealousy and adultery first premiered at the Teatro Dal Verme in Milan in 1892.
Volunteers Make The CAC Shine
This past Saturday, parents, students and circus fans staffed a booth at a community event called Springfest. This is just one of the many ways that volunteers help us to spread the word on all the great shows, outreach programs, classes and good stuff that is happening at The Circus Arts Conservatory. At The CAC we rely on the generous support we get from our volunteers. We can never thank them enough for all of their hard work and effort in making us shine. So many thanks to all of you, who help us spread the word! There are many opportunities at our shows, around our facilities or in our administrative office to lend a helping hand. If you know of anyone interested in donating some time and talent to our organization, please have them contact us at: 941-355-9335 or email at [email protected]