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Circus Smirkus

The world-famous Circus Smirkus - with 30 of the world's best child performers - comes to Pico Mountain for two days of shows August 14 & 15th.

Juggling, tumbling, trapeze, aerial acts, contortion, clowns, live music and tailor-made costumes—the full-length production will feature these youth performers in the bright blue-and-white tent sharing the ring with adult performer-coaches.

Smirkus is the only American youth circus to put on a full-season tour under its own Big Top, a 24-meter, 750-seat, one-ring tent in the European style.

Every year the company creates an entirely new theme. In the past Smirkus has celebrated, and poked fun at, Pirates, Sci-Fi, the Wild West, Rock ’n Roll, Robin Hood, comic book Superheroes, Alice in Wonderland, Pinocchio, Tropical Vacation, The Zoot Suit Caper, Smirkusology: A Science Extravaganza, Smirkus Ever After: A Big Top Fairytale and Wilderness Wonders.

At Circus Smirkus, the stars are all kids. They range in age from 10 to 18, and come from many states and countries. At the start of the summer, they have only three weeks to learn and practice the two-hour show before taking it on the road: all the acts, the choreography, the music, the gags, the changes of scene.

This year's theme is Frontpage Follies!

Shows are Sunday, August 13 and Monday, August 14 at 1 and 6 pm. Tickets are $20 for adults (over age 13) and $17 for youth (ages 12 & under.) Group discounts are available.

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