Hey Sis! Did you get that shot?

 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 


That's All Folks! See you again next year, same time, same station.
 
 
 

But wait a minute! Look over there!
Looks like somebody getting ready for next year!
 



Some of the "Oddfellows gang" behind the circus tents

HISTORY OF ODDFELLOWS PLAYHOUSE

Founded in 1975 by a small group of Wesleyan University students as a
theater arts organization designed to include children from all
backgrounds, Oddfellows Playhouse Youth Theater now annually serves
approximately 2,500 young people, ages 6-20, in a broad spectrum of
theater arts activities. The largest and most active year-round youth
theater in Connecticut, the Playhouse is an independent, not-for-profit
arts/social service organization. The New England Theater Conference
selected Oddfellows to receive an Award of Excellence in October 1998 in
recognition of its outstanding contributions to youth theater and
education and in November 1999 awarded the Playhouse an Honorable
Mention in the 38th Annual Moss Hart Memorial Awards for the May 1999
production of Langston Hughes's Emperor of Haiti. In Septem-ber 1999,
the Middlesex County NAACP gave the Playhouse its Community Service
Award.

Oddfellows Playhouse takes its name from one of its first homes, a
building owned by the fraternal organization, the Independent Order of
Odd Fellows. In 1994, after 19 years of rehearsing and performing in
dozens of rented and borrowed Middletown locations, Oddfellows, with
extensive community support, acquired a 10,000 sq. ft., 3-story historic
building, centrally located one block from Main Street. The building was
renovated to create a fully accessible flexible 110-seat theater space
with professionally equipped light and sound booth, classroom and
rehearsal spaces, technical shop, prop storage, lobby/gallery space, and
administrative offices.

The Playhouse strives to promote the growth of young people--in skills,
knowledge, and self-confidence--through the performing arts. Its
teaching artists are committed professionals with proven expertise in
working with young people and producing the highest quality and most
imaginative theater. Teamwork and cooperation are stressed, while
skills--both life skills and specific theater skills such as acting,
mime, clowning, movement, and music--are nurtured and refined.

In addition to an artistic roster of 60-70 contracted professional
artists, the Playhouse employs full-time Artistic and Managing
Directors, Program Manager, and Development Director/PR Coordinator as
well as part-time Associate Artistic Director and Technical Director.
Two VISTA members are also based at the Playhouse and are instrumental
in working with the Neighborhood Troupes. Wesleyan University work-study
students do clerical work and volunteer as class assistants.

Each year the Teen Repertory Company (ages 14-20) and the Junior
Repertory Company (ages 12-14) present 4-6 mainstage plays. The current
season includes mainstage plays: Federico García Lorca's farce, The
Tragicomedy of Don Cristóbal and Miss Rosita, together with an original
work, The Ecstasy of Play: A Clown Show; the timeless tragedy Macbeth by
William Shakespeare, with a pre-Renaissance setting; José Rivera's
magical Maricela de la Luz Lights the World; The Visit, Durrenmatt's
scathing indictment of the power of greed; and Lope de Vega's powerful
drama, Fuenteovejuna. Playhouse Associate Artistic Director Marcella
Trowbridge has written an original piece, Colorwheel: Race and the
Economic Divide,  exploring issues of race and self-identity for the
mainstage production by the Maplewood Terrace Senior Troupe (a largely
Puerto Rican and African American neighborhood-based troupe from a
Middletown housing project for ages 13-19). Mini-productions include: El
Día de los Muertos, The Alchemist: An Adventurous Fable, and a RepCo
WinterFest.

During the summer months the Playhouse holds a Children's Circus for
children ages 8-14. Five weeks of classes in acrobatics, juggling,
stilt-walking, unicycling, clowning, and dancing are capped by a gala
outdoor performance.

Throughout its 26-year history, the Playhouse has been committed to
serving the needs of all children, with a special concern for involving
those from low-income and minority families and youngsters with special
needs. While the ultimate goal is to involve these young people in the
Playhouse's regular programming, some programs are specifically geared
toward these children. Nine Neighborhood Troupes, based at Maplewood
Terrace, Traverse Square, the North End, Santangelo Circle/Daddario
Road, and Chatham Court (five of the area's lowest income neighborhoods)
offer a free school-year program of weekly classes with a goal of
developing skills and self-confidence through productions, video
projects, and community festivals. The Playhouse provides extensive
scholarship aid for every program, ensuring that all children will be
able to participate in Playhouse programs.
 


CHILDREN’S CIRCUS OF MIDDLETOWN
An overview and brief history (4/5/01 update)

MISSION:
 The Children’s Circus of Middletown exists to provide all the kids of
Middletown, CT. with a safe, fun and challenging recreational summer
program grounded in the circus arts, and to provide the city with a
large-scale, high-quality, completely home-grown arts event which
includes and reflects all segments of the community.

OVERVIEW:
 The Children’s Circus of Middletown is run by Oddfellows Playhouse
Youth Theater as part of the Middletown Commission on the Arts’ Kids
Arts program. It is funded by the City of Middletown, the Middlesex
United Way and the Playhouse and has been held annually since 1988.

 The Children’s Circus offers 180 Middletown young people ages 8 - 14 a
five week training program in Circus skills and performance leading up
to a single final show which annually attracts an audience of  1500 -
2000. The program itself is run at Spencer Elementary School, utilizing
five classrooms, an office and multiple outdoor spaces. The Circus
performance takes place outdoors at Wesleyan University’s Andrus Field.

 During the five weeks of training, the young people work with a staff
of professional artists, supported by high school and college age
counselors, on developing skills in dance, acrobatics, juggling,
clowning, stilting, visual art, unicyling, tight wire walking,
acrobatics and other circus skills. Each student receives fundamental
instruction in each circus discipline for the first week, then chooses 2
disciplines in which to specialize during weeks two and three. At the
end of the third week each student is cast into an act for the circus
performance. The final two weeks are spent rehearsing the individual
acts and full-group pieces in preparation for the performance.

                Two other programs support and supplement the daytime
program. The Circus Band, made up of fifteen to twenty teenagers and
adults, rehearses three evening per week and joins the cast for the
dress rehearsals and performance. Tech Nights, community painting,
building and papier-macheing events, held two evenings per week, involve
about seventy parents, kids and friends each summer. In general, about
120 adult volunteers are involved each year between tech nights,
costuming assistants,  and dress rehearsal, performance and preshow
support.

 Circus teaching artists are recruited locally, nationally and
internationally through circus journals, the internet and word of mouth.
Over the past ten years the Children’s Circus has attracted artists from
Canada, Brazil, Wales and the Czech Republic.

 Tuition for the five-week program is on a sliding scale (based on
family income) from $2 to $20 per student for the entire five weeks.
Salaries for the counselors ($6.00 - $8 per hour) are covered through
Middletown Youth Services’ “Summer Jobs for Youth” program, the program
site (Spencer School) is provided by the City’s Board of Education and
the performance site (Andrus Field) is provided by Wesleyan University.
This is a true partnership between a private, non-profit organization,
city government, a prestigious local university and the United Way.


BRIEF HISTORY:

1985 -88: Oddfellows Playhouse Youth Theater, a community-based
non-profit in existence since 1975, collaborates with the City of
Middletown Commission on the Arts in creating the Kids Arts in the Parks
summer program. Kids Arts is an eight week series of  free performing
arts and circus skills workshops held outdoors at five local public
housing projects and neighborhood playgrounds. The Playhouse provides
the teaching artists and teenage assistants; the Commission on the Arts
funds the program and coordinates with the Housing Authority and Parks
and Recreation. Each summer about one hundred kids ages six to fourteen
participate in loose, drop-in style workshops in juggling, circus
skills, dance, drumming, music and theater games.

1986: Oddfellows Playhouse supplements the free Kids Arts program with a
tuition-based Comedy Camp. The Comedy Camp is an intensive three week
program involving thirty kids ages eight to fourteen which culminates in
a Circus on Main Street at the Middletown Sidewalk Sale. The program
garners national attention through the CBS Evening News with Charles
Osgood and over the national AP wire.

1987: The Playhouse and Arts Commission collaborate to publish the
Middletown Circus Arts Manual by Lisa Hawley. Funding for the
publication is provided by the Connecticut Commission on the Arts.

1988: While continuing to offer the Kids Arts workshops in Middletown,
Oddfellows produces the Connecticut Children’s Circus at Powder Ridge
Ski Area in Middlefield, a small town 5 miles from Middletown. Sixty
youngsters (40 paying a modest tuition, 20 receiving full scholarships)
practise seven hours a day for three weeks, culminating in an
afternoon-long event featuring sideshows, a guest appearance by the
Orchard Street Puppet Circus from Newark, New Jersey, and finally the
Children’s Circus performance itself, which is presented on a flat area
halfway up the ski slope. The first Children’s Circus attracts an
audience of about five hundred on one of the hottest days in memory.

1989: Impressed by the success of the Connecticut Children’s Circus, the
Middletown Commission on the Arts transfers the resources of Kids Arts
to The Children’s Circus of Middletown, a five-week, half-day program
involving 120 children ages five to fourteen, four teaching artists and
twelve teenage counselors. The program, free for all children with free
bussing provided, is held at Snow Elementary School with the final
performance attracting 1500 people to Palmer Field, the local baseball
park.

1990 - 1993: In 1990 The Children’s Circus moves to Spencer Elementary
School and grows from year to year. The 1993 Circus includes 245
children and a staff of 38; the final performance on August 6, 1993
attracts nearly three thousand spectators.

1994: After six straight summer circuses, and with the Oddfellows staff
occupied with moving into a new permanent home, the Children’s Circus
staff decides to rest for a summer. Oddfellows and the City offer
performing  arts workshops at Farm Hill Elementary School, but there is
no big public event.

1995: Oddfellows and the City revive the Circus, but with City funding
cut way back. To compensate, the Playhouse cuts the 5 - 7 year olds out
of the program, creating a circus program for 180 kids ages eight to
fourteen.  The Children’s Circus of Middletown performs Goin’ South at
Palmer Field, adding Brazilian Capoeira and Maculele to the circus
skills offered.

1996: Children’s Circus of Middletown presents Circus of Elements,
celebrating earth, air, fire, water and spirit.

1997: Circus History of Middletown continues the trend toward strong
themes and more narrative-based circuses.

1998: Performance venue changed from Palmer Field to Andrus Field at
Wesleyan University. Appropriately, the performance is titled The
Children’s Circus Goes To College.

1999: Feeling whimsical, the Children’s Circus celebrates chickens in
Cirque des Poulets.  The Children’s Circus becomes more convenient for
families needing a full-day program by coordinating bussing with
the other major Kids Arts  program, a recreational arts program for kids
six to fourteen run by another local non-profit arts organization, North
End Arts Rising. This allows kids to do both programs and participate
all day.

2000: Circus for the Twenty-first Century blasts into the new millenium
with comic and serious visions of the 21st century.

2001: Two big changes this year. First, the City of Middletown raises
the tuition for the Kids Arts programs from a sliding scale of $5 - $20
per child for the five week program to $125 per child. Registration
converts to “by mail” through the City’s Parks and Rec program, and
opportunities for financial aid are limitted through official channels.
Concerned about the lowest income portion of the circus participants,
the City commits to helping to make sure that everyone is able to
participate regardless of ability to pay the full tuition.
The second big change is the addition of an Advanced Circus Program
aimed at young people ages 12 - 15 who have already participated in the
program and possess developed circus and performance skills. The ACP
will involve 40 participants from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily at the same
sight as the core program.
The thirteenth annual Children’s Circus chooses as its theme The Unlucky
Circus.
 

 For more information about the Children’s Circus of Middletown, contact
Circus Director Dic Wheeler at Oddfellows Playhouse, telephone
(860)-347-6143. The fax number is (860)-343-1592, and the Playhouse’s
e-mail address is “oddfellows@wesleyan.edu”. Check out the Oddfellows
Playhouse Web Site at “www.oddfellows.org”

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CHILDREN’S CIRCUS OF MIDDLETOWN

CIRCUS FOR THE 21st CENTURY

PRE-SHOW
Featuring activities and food beginning at 4:00 p.m.

GROUP OPENING
Featuring entire cast.

CIRCUS CHARIVARI
Director: Seth Bloom

Assistants: Vanessa Bonet, Jen Reh, Jon Santiago, Justin Watson and
Meghan Watson.

Cast:  Arielle Caron, Scott Demay, Maureen Dunn, Jonathan Eisner, Eli
Fieldsteel, Nathan Fieldsteel, Kacie    Harris, Jennifer Jacques, Wayne
Jones, Ryan Kennedy, Andrew Miller, Peter Miller, Kaitlynn Peters,
  Jimmy Priest, Tom Prue,  Evan Reich, Sam Rosenthal, Samuel Schatz,
Todd Stevens and Kevin Wallace.

STEVE IRWIN'S MASTERPIECE
Directors: Jason Leinwand and Joe White

Assistants: Sara Allenspach, Kurt Peterson, Bill Tuttle and Michael Vicchitto.

Cast:  Crocodile Hunter: Colin Watson; Crocodile Hunter’s Wife: Briana
Squirrell; Bigfoot: Richard Pavis;    Boy Band: Jose Diaz, Max Herman,
Joe LaChance, Greg Margison, Jason Margison and Rodney    Myers
Atlantis Cowboys: Andy Au, Ben Eisner, Laura Ingram, Brianne Kijawski,
Charlotte Lee, Allison    McDermott, Kevin Mosca, Nicole Mosca and JC Watson.

TRAVEL TO A HIP HOP PLANET
Director: Jeannette Duckson (a.k.a. Lady J)

Assistants:   Stephanie Bower, Natasha Bartlett, Danielle Cartier,
Paul Ferrari, Sarah Papale and Brent Sestero.

Cast:  Kelly Allenspach, Bessie Bianco, Cole Brodeur, Chris Cardella,
Cheri Cartier, Juan Diaz,     Dylan Downs, Nykedia Featherstone, Matthew
Kampen, Lovely Nicolas, Sarah Nuzzo,  Christopher Nuzzo, Jessica Parnasso,
Vincent Ruffino, Jasmine Shea, Ryan Sheil, Jeff Sitz and Barbara Lee Smith.
  A special thanks from Lady J to Ryan Knight and all participants and
staff of Travel to A Hip Hop Planet.

ROBOTS WITH HUMAN EYES
Director:  Tim Dutcher

Assistants: Lauri Berritta, Julie DiMauro, Sarah Pavis and Tanisha Musumeci.

Cast:  Robots with Human Eyes: Lucas Kennedy; Robotic Scientists: Elyse
Caron, Kenny Prue,  Annie Rosenthal, OliviaTrowbridge Quast, Anna
Tyaak; Robotic Society Stilters: Daniel McDermott, Matthew Miano,
Christopher Mosca, Danielle Wilson; Robot General: Nathaniel Simmons and
His Dancing Troupes: Athena DeGregoria, Ryan Knight, William Tyaak;
Last Lonely Human: Tim Dutcher.
  And a very special thanks to William “shades” Hiers and Elizabeth “shades jr.” Hiers.

HIDE AND SEEK
Director:  Andy Dickerson

Assistants: Megan Berritta, Anne Holder, Tanisha Musumeci , Sarah
Papale, Megan Vaughan-Albert and Meghan Watson.

Cast:  Ashley Barton, Joey Czaja, Christina Burton, Alexander Depatie,
Robin Dutcher, Alicia Galanto, Matthew Guire, Tara Hall, Kamiloa
Kamal, Ewelina Malejczyk, John Rossi and  Rachel Stein.
 

IT'S A CIRCUS, CIRCUS, CIRCUS, CIRCUS WORLD
Director:  Jason Leinwand

Assistants: Bessie Bianco, Joshua Ramos, Brent Sestero and Sue Shapiro.

Cast:  The King of the Ring: Kyle Parker; Animal Trainers: Travis
Daniels, Gianfranco David, Alexzandra    Ferguson, Richard Randall;
Human Performers: Steven Orlando Alecia, Leanne Damian,Tyetisha
Jackson, Caroline Kamal, Janina McQuillan, Catherine Seabrook, Levin
Vestergaard, Ethan Zukas and Zachary Zukas.
 

ROBOTIC LOVE PROM
Directors:  Joe White and  Lauri Berritta

Assistants: Natasha Bartlett, Tim Dutcher, Samantha Hobart, Francesca
Pugliares and Michael Vicchitto.

Cast:  Christie Arnold, Alyssa Calabrese, Emile Doolgar, Nicholas
D’Onofrio, Lindsay Estok, Rose Faraci, Charlie Ives, Jesse Ledeatte,
Heroline Lee, Lauren Miano, Jenna Rossi, Paulina Rudncki,
Samegh Sodari and David Violette.

HOW A COMPUTER WORKS/BREAKS !
Directors: Amy Richmond and Suzanne Shapiro

Assistants: Megan Berritta, Joshua Ramos and Emanuel Santiago.

Cast:  Computer Nerd Clown: Jarod Brodeur; Baby Clown: Claire Dunn;
Business Man Clown:     Michael Vaughan-Albert; Acrobats: John Allison,
Ian Downs, Janine Fleury, Michael      Graham, Taneisha Harris, Ashley
Hill, Trevor Honer, Chelsea Knight, Carlyn Mineau, Jaclyn Moore,
Maria Nesko, Francesca Pugliares, Amanda Silva, Kayla Silva,
Emily Sestero and Kelly Stevens.

EMPIRE
Director:   Andy Dickerson

Assistants:   Anne Holder, Jay Golon, Samantha Hobart, Navida Jenkins
and Samantha Reich

Cast:  Kate Czaja, Paul Hoyle, Derek Hunt, Zachary Kurneta, Christopher
Lastrina, Madeleine Lee, Bryce Renkiewicz, Melissa Robinette,
Danielle Lee  Smith, Robin Squirrell, Brandon Stafford, Megan Vaughan-Albert,
Kathy Wallace and Dennis Wilson.
 

THE ALMOST CHAINSAW MASSACRE
Director:  Seth Bloom

Assistants: Bill Tuttle, Paul Ferrari, Sarah Pavis, Kurt Peterson,
Julie DiMauro, Navida Jenkins and Brian Stevens.

Cast:  Trees: Sara Pavis, Gita Sonti Jackson; Logger Clowns: Derek Linklater,
Adam Szczerbicki, Rachel Russell; Rappers: Leandrew Belnavis,
Paul Ferrari, Narrator: Jay Golon; Jugglers:    Keith Bray,
Brian Stevens; Devil Sticks: Jeannie Depatie; Diabolo: Ahkeem Bowens,
Kurt Peterson, Tyquan McDonald, Bill Tuttle; Unicycle: Stephanie Damian,
Allison Zukas, Olivia Zukas.
 

ACROBOTS
Directors:  Jeannette Duckson and Amy Richmond

Assistants: Sarah Allenspach, Vanessa Bonet, Jessica Parnasso,
John Santiago, Jen Reh and Justin Watson.

Cast:  Christopher Barnett, Percy Carr, Andrew Cubeta, Charlotte
Dabrowski, Alex Daniels, Paul D’Antonio, Ava Donaldson,  Caitlin Eason,
Shaquava Green, Samantha Hobart, Louie Kittrell,Tyler Luciano,
Gibran Matthewson, Eddie  Peterson, Robert Seabrook, Kenneth Smith,
Morgan Smith, Olivia Stahl, Ashley Toth and  Madison Vestergaard.


FINALE
Featuring the entire cast.
Join us and sing along!

BRAND NEW CIRCUS DAY
Why don’t we paint our faces,  honey?
Get up on stilts and act real funny,
We’re starting up a brand new day.
Get up on your  unicycle,
Grab ahold of the cordless mike
You’ll be acting, in a circus way.
You’ll find me on the tightrope sister
I’ll juggle fire and never blister,
I’m starting up a brand new day.
Turn the music up real loud
Project your voice out to the crowd,
We’re starting up a circus day.


CIRCUS STAFF 2000

Circus Director  Dic Wheeler
Site Director Kisha McWilliams
Designer  Jake Weinstein
Music Director Dirck Westervelt
Design and Technical Assistant Jonah Schulz
Stage Manager Liz Whitney
Costume Designer Rita Sclavunos
Assistant Costume Designer Jennifer Russell
Assistant Site Director and Pre-Show Director Stephanie Thornton

Artists and Artists-in-Training
Seth Bloom , Andy Dickerson, Jeannette Duckson, Jason Leinwand, Amy Richmond,
Joe White,Tim Dutcher
Music Assistant Sara-Jane Ripa
Head Counselor Anne Holder
Counselors
Natasha Bartlett, Lauri Berritta, Stephanie Bower, Jay Golon, Sarah
Papale, Joshua Ramos, Jen Reh ,
Jonathan Santiago, Suzanne Shapiro, Bill Tuttle,Mike  Vicchitto
Counselors-in-Training
Megan Berritta, Paul Ferrari, Navida Jenkins, Sarah Pavis, Kurt
Peterson, Brent Sestero, Meghan Watson
Program Volunteers
Sarah Allenspach, Vanessa Bonet, Danielle Cartier, Julie DiMauro,
Emanuel Santiago, Brian Stevens,  Evan Manners, Ashley McGinley,
Tanisha Musumeci,  Justin Watson
Camper Volunteers
Bessie Bianco, Kassandra Dougherty, Samantha Hobart, Lovely Nicolas,
Jessica Parnasso,
 Francesca Pugliares, Megan Vaughan-Albert
Assistant Stage Managers Heather Awner, Tova Herman
Videographer Benjamin Michael
Photographers Charles Kreiner and Kisha McWilliams
Pre-Show Juggler Brian Stevens
Pre-Show Clowns Huggles and Tails
Opening Bus Drivers Andy Dickerson and Jake Weinstein
Program  Kisha McWilliams
Publicity Susan Brown
House Managers Susan Brown and Mimi Rich
Poster, Program and Tee Shirt Design Jonah Schulz


 SET AND TECH CREW

Dic Wheeler, Joe White, Andy Dickerson, William  Hiers, Elizabeth Hiers,
Bessie Bianco, Cindi and Jesse Ledeatte, Katrina Ellis, Lovely Nicolas,
Lauri and Megan Berritta, Tim Dutcher, Stephanie Thornton, Andrew
Miller, Peter Miller, Pam  Hartz, Pam Miller, Emily and Brent Sestero,
Anita Bachi, Alyssa Calabrese, Brianne Kujawski, Terri Klick, Donna
Smith, Michelle Lee , Danielle Lee and Barbara Lee Smith, Lee Smith,
Kacie, Tonie, Brie and T. Harris, Ashley McGinley, Katisha Johnson,
Derek, Breanne and Julie Hunt, Lee McDermott, Liz Whitney, Jason
Leinwand, Chris, Sarah, Betsy, Lauren Mathewson, Madeline Lee, Seth
Bloom, Marcella Trowbridge, Miranda and Ollivia Trowbridge Quast,Sara
and Kelly Allenspach, Suzanne Shapiro, Jeanette Duckson, Kurt Peterson,
Chris Cardella, Rick and Derek Hunt, Annette Reynolds,John Anderson, Sue
Shapiro, Jim Wheeler, Missi Davis, Jen Reh, Daniel Baruch, Sarah and
David Pavis, Joanne Duckson, Mike Vicchitto, Sarah Papale.
-We know we’ve inadvertently left some of you out -- to all of you, our
apologies and a great big THANKS!-


COSTUME  CREW: Lori McGinley, Julia Faraci


PRODUCTION WEEK VOLUNTEERS
Sherelle King, Phil Liva, Colin Lang, Ernie Santiago, Chris Seabrook,
Calvin Garner, Stephanie’s side kick, Emily Watts, Sharon  and Richard
Stevens, Steve McDermott, Julia Faraci, Terri Klick, Joe Bienkowski,
Lee Albert, Nancy Crowley, Anita Bacchi, Janet and Linda Gemma Denise
Hiers, Pam Lang, Darlene Sestero, Susan Pavis,  Barbara Harris, Melissa
Schilke, Kristen Estok, Tamya Jarda, Casilda Cerrutti, Meagan Linklater,
and Joni Mitchell
-And thanks to all last minute volunteers who didn’t make the program
deadline-


VERY SPECIAL THANKS
City of Middletown, Hon. Domenique Thornton
Stephan Allison at the Middletown Commission on the Arts
The Middletown Board of Education and the Middletown Public Schools
Administration
Sylvia Webb, Principal, Ken Jackson, Bill Torres and Bill Huff at
Spencer School
Wesleyan Public Safety, Wesleyan Physical Education Department
John LaRosa, Youth Services and Joe Trotta, VISTA
Middletown Police Department
 Middletown Department of Parks and Recreation
Volunteers and Staff at Middlesex United Way
Ruth Bershard and all the bus drivers at Dattco Bus Company
Linda at Kidcorner
Abigail at N.E.A.R.
Marie Carlson and the Russell Library
Britney Heldon
 Macdonough and Farm Hill Family Resource Centers
Matt and Jennifer Costa at Mercury Printing and John at A2Z Screen
Printing

-We’d like to especially thank all the folks at Wesleyan University who
have been a pleasure to work with and
 have helped make the Children’s Circus a success for the third year
here at Wesleyan-

Our Thanks to:
Pedal Power, Bay Brook Bikes in New Haven, Middletown Builders Supply,
Jean Vulte, Hunter Spence, National Paint and Wallpaper, Stone
Container, Ellen Rubin, Rainbow Recycling, Marcella Trowbridge,J ohn
McWilliams, Jarvis Carr, The Miller Family, Erica Leonard, David and
Jeanette Reh, Sharon Riley, Velvet Czaja, Howarth Floral, Midtown Photo,
It’s Only Natural Food Store, Klekolo World Coffee, Record Express, The
Middlesex Fruitery, Mandelas, Amatos, Bead Street, Benjamin Michael, Bob
White, Susan Brown, Mimi Rich, Bob’s Stores, Knight People, Atticus
Bookstore/Cafe,
EX-CLA-MATION, Buffalo Bill’s, Nostalgia Center, Tamya Jarda, Maegan
Linklater, Andre Kreft

-Special thanks to Seth and Andy and all the artists who helped pull us
down the stretch-



CIRCUS BAND 2000
Conductor Dirck Westervelt
Accordion Matt Nozzolio
Djembe Zak Coombs
Bass Clarinet/Digeridoo Tim Ellis
Tenor Sax Joseph Getter
Kora and Kasssio David Guilden
Oud/Guitar Mark Hilsdon
Clarinet Karen Nichols
Drums Arun Ranganathan
French Horn Andrew Rhodes
Flute Sarah-Jane Ripa
Bass Sam Spencer
Clarinet Dennis Waring

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