July 29 thru August 14, 2016
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Artistic Director: Elizabeth “Betty” Butler
WONDERLAND – 2016 Summer Show Summary
Curiouser and curiouser. Should you take a trippy trip down the hole of an impatient rabbit with a pressing deadline? It’s the maddest of tea parties, indeed, but be sure you are on time, whatever that may mean. Swing from the moon with a cat who’s not quite all there. Hang with the chillest blue caterpillar in the land. Fly with Dodos and Mad Queens and Hatters-oh my. We’re all mad here. Follow Alice to a land of riddles and poems, but beware, not everything in Wonderland is wonderful. Hop through the wrong tree and find yourself swirling in a pool of tears or scorched by the vicious Jabberwock. One wrong move, and you might lose your head. This summer at CJ, it’s check and mate, and do not be late for this very important date.
Drawing on its Circus Arts school of more than 2,500 children of various ages trained in everything from acrobatics and balance to aerial techniques, juggling and more, “Wonderland” will feature the school’s most advanced 100 performers. Add choreography and theater to the mix, along the magical sets, costumes and music, and the production is guaranteed to enthrall those willing to journey to a strange land of riddles, poems, and wonder, a dream-like place where not everything is as it seems.
Circus Juventas performs retelling of “Alice in Wonderland” (Fox 9 TV spot)
Circus Juventas reimagines “Alice in Wonderland” (WCCO TV spot)
Interview: Dan Butler of Circus Juventas (KSTP TV spot)
Role of Alice just her cup of tea (White Bear Press article)
At Circus Juventas, youth learns the ropes (Minnesota Daily article)
Come one, come all: Area students to perform in circus show (Lillie News article)
High Wire Kids: Woodbury teens will perform in Circus Juventas (River Towns article)
WATCH HIGHLIGHT REELS FROM PAST SHOWS