Circus Spectacular Celebrates a Decade of Thrills
This marks the 10th year of New England Center for Circus Arts’ Circus Spectacular — a show known for its variety, flair and ability to bring top performers to town.
Serenity Smith Forchion and her sister Elsie Smith, who founded the circus school in 2007, put the fundraiser together after years of performing at other people’s benefits.
“It occurred to us, it would be lovely to do our own performance fundraiser and invite all of our friends from all over the world to come and hang out,” said Forchion.
Shows are scheduled for Saturday, March 7 at 7 p.m., and Sunday, March 8, at 1 p.m. at the Latchis Theatre in downtown Brattleboro. Tickets range from $15 to $50, and can be purchased at necenterforcircusarts.org ahead of time.
All of the proceeds from the show go to scholarships and outreach programs. More than $200,000 has been raised through this show over the years, Forchion said.
Scholarships are provided to students who are financially challenged. NECCA will use funds to bring circus classes to groups such as the Boys & Girls Club of Brattleboro and Kindle Farm School or tenants in local housing developments. Classes are often customized around age or challenges of the participants, Forchion said…
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