Feb. 10-11, 2018, at the Goodman Community Center, Madison, WI
Act One: Fantastic Flying Machine
Featuring Abby Davidson, Amy Owen, Becki Arellano, Brenda Smage, Diana Lewis, Gwynne Sahyun, Hildy Feen, Kari Dickinson, Ken Loud, Larissa Back, Poppy Smallman, Renee Han. Choreographed by Luv Joy Seamon. Costumes by Brenda Smage.
Act Two: Discovery
Featuring Althea Bernstein, Brooke Rhodes, Ethan DeLair, Jessica Downey, Jillian Votava, Morty Arnol, Samantha Downey, Steven Sahyun.
Act Three: Music Box
Featuring Althea Bernstein, Jillian Votava and Willly Bernstein. Choreographed by the dancers. Music: “Pandora’s Box” by Beats Antique
Act Four: Pirates!
Featuring Alicia Fritter, Audrey Surdyck, Cameron Craig, Emma Minkoff, Gabby Kelly-Schultz, Jillian Votava, Juniper Nielsen, Kristina Whisenhunt, Marijke Oreel-Dispanet,Poppy Smallman. Choreographed by Jillian Votava. Thanks to Jennifer Edge-Bethel and Laurie Everitt for their costume help. Music: “Seven Seas” by Brandon Fletcher.
Act Five: Juggling Solo
Featuring Steven Sahyun. Music: “Shatter Me” by Lindsey Stirling
Act Six: Underwater
Featuring Althea Bernstein, Ilana Bloom, Jacob Mills, Marcia Miquelon, Maia Hankley, Emma Minkoff and Willy Bernstein. Music: “Lost Nation” by the Pines.
Act Seven: Wunderkammer
Featuring Alicia Fritter, Emma Minkoff, Gwynne Sahyun, Ilana Bloom, Jim Vogel, Juniper Nielsen, Kristina Whisenhunt, Poppy Smallman, Seamus Murphy, Serenity Gardner. Choreographed by Marcia Miquelon and the dancers. Thanks to Alicia Fritter for costume assistance. Music: “Carousel” by Circus Contraption and “the Approach” by Beats Antique.
Act Eight: Gears
Featuring Althea Bernstein, Ariel Haber-Fawcett, Brooke Rhodes, Eva Hecht, Kristina Whisenhunt, Lucy Good, Maia Hankley, and Marijke Oreel-Dispanet. Choreographed by Marcia Miquelon, Jacob Mills and the dancers. Costumes: Jess Clark. Music: “Charon’s Crossing by Beats Antique.
Act Nine: Rube Goldberg. Featuring the entire cast. Choreographed by Marcia Miquelon. Music: “Revival” by Beats Antique.
Directors: Jacob Mills and Marcia Miquelon
Technical Director: Jim Vogel
Rigger: Ken Loud
Orchestra: The Amazing Normco
Stage Hands: Luv Seamon, Marcia Miquelon, Polly Poupore-Craig, Fiona Stoner, Elly Craig, Ilana Bloom, Emma Minkoff, Kari Dickinson, Abby Davidson, Amy Owen, Becki Theisen, Larissa Back
Backstage Manager: Rebecca Bock House Manager: Rebecca Bernstein
Original Poster Art: Heidi Hankley
Sets: Angelina Paoli, Heidi and Maia Hankley, Willy Bernstein
Many thanks to Electronic Theater Controls, the Madison Circus Space, and Jim Vogel for providing us with lighting, sound and seating; to the Wisconsin Youth Company for lending us their ring curb, and to the Goodman Community Center for tolerating our circus antics. More gratitude to the parents, partners, friends and volunteers who’ve sewn, crafted, created, rigged, turned a gym into a circus tent. It takes a village to keep this Punky Rumpus Rolling!
You don’t have to run away to join the Circus!
The Wild Rumpus Circus offers weekly classes, circus day camps and workshops in Madison locations and at our home studio in Mazomanie. We cook up customized circus fun at parties, festivals and special events, offer private instruction, and generally say yes to invitations to perform and teach in exotic locales.
Wanna give it a try?
- Aerial Arts classes and SPRING BREAK CIRCUS CAMP at the Goodman Center!
- Aerial yoga, circus after school at the Madison Circus Space!
- Theater, Yoga, Circus, Dance and custom parties in Mazomanie.
- 6 weeks of summer circus camps in Mazomanie! Shuttle bus from Madison is available!
Class and Camp registration and info at
The Wild Rumpus Winter Circus is an annual, community-based performance aimed at fostering a love of traditional circus arts and supporting good causes. In 2013 we created a circus scholarship fund, and since then we have awarded over $10,000 in partial and full scholarships to youth and adults. Your contribution of any amount is appreciated!
Thank you from the bottoms of our hearts for supporting our circus
education efforts! Enjoy the show!