Envision the spectacle of the Big Top. The daring feats, the shocking displays, the glamour and the grotesque…now place everyday life under those spotlights. Circus of Life takes the traditional three-ring circus and twists it to illuminate the mysteries, heroes, ecstasies and dangers of everyday existence: The death-defying act of falling in love! The hilarious clowns we find on YouTube! The courageous catch and release — not of a trapeze — but of loved ones during their passing. The Ringmaster is a DJ, orchestrating their tour of reality with live versions of current music, commanding two stellar musicians and eight powerhouse singers. The arresting physicality of the dancers flips carnival acts into gripping storytelling. Smart, contemporary, and engaging to viewers of all ages, SaskExpress’ Circus of Life is musical theatre like you have never seen it.
With its history rich in the mentorship of emerging entertainers, SaskExpress is thrilled to be on a journey into the future under our new leadership. By producing cutting-edge original shows relevant to today’s generation – yet appealing to all demographics – they are firing up the community’s passion for the arts and giving countless young performers opportunities to grow.
David Anderson from Weyburn in part of the cast again this summer! David is currently pursuing a diploma in Theatre Arts at MacEwan University in Edmonton.Other performers included are Sarah Manson(Lumsden), Jessie McDonald(Indian Head), Ryan Ramsay(Regina), Craig Salkeld(Saskatoon), Miranda Sheepwash(Moose Jaw), Jillana Woloschuk(Saskatoon), Melissa Band(Wolseley), Tyler Burton(Regina), Shania Cabilao(Prince Albert), Gabby Dumonceaux(Saskatoon), Brent Jefferson(Regina), and Christian Luansing(Regina).
Circus of Life is packed with current radio hits, splashy numbers from Broadway musicals, classic songs and hidden gems, all performed live with new arrangements by Craig Salkeld. The show, with a story arc through every act, is conceived, written, and directed by Danny Balkwill and choreographed by Maegan Marshall.
The Weyburn performance of Circus of Life will be taking place on Thursday, August 23 at 7:30pm at the Cugnet Centre. Tickets are available at Old Fashion Foods.