Thursday, 05 July 2018 17:26

Waldorf School of Saratoga Springs Hosts Circus Smirkus on July 9 and 10

By Marissa Gonzalez | News
Waldorf School of Saratoga Springs Hosts Circus Smirkus on July 9 and 10 Photo provided.

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Circus Smirkus, the award- winning international youth circus, returns to the outdoor field at the Saratoga Casino Hotel for four performances this summer. On July 9 and 10 families can gather under the Big Top Tent as the Waldorf School of Saratoga Springs proudly presents the Circus Smirkus 2018 Big Top Tour. 

Circus Smirkus will perform July 9 and 10 with a 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. show scheduled for each day.

Tickets are $25 for adults and $19 for children ages 2-12. Children younger than two are free on an adult’s lap. All proceeds raised will go directly to the Waldorf School of Saratoga Springs.

This year’s fun-filled themed show is, “Vaudeville!” — a celebration of the grand American tradition of variety entertainment! The show will feature a spectacular lineup of unforgettable acts with amazing acrobats, mystifying magicians, jaunty jugglers, and wondrous wire walkers. The many skills of 30 young circus artists will be on full display under the Big Top.


 “Circus Smirkus is thrilled to bring its award-winning touring youth circus back to Saratoga Springs this summer” said Judy Gaeth, Director of Circus Operations. “Our presenter, the Waldorf School of Saratoga Springs is a great partner filling the tent with Saratogians young and old for the past 12 years. The Saratoga Springs Waldorf School is the home of two of our former ‘Smirkos’, Keenan and Taylor Wright Sanson,” Judy commented.


“Presenting Circus Smirkus in Saratoga allows us to bring something truly wonderful and extraordinary to the larger community beyond our enrolled families, and that is consistent with who we are as a school, citizen and neighbor,” said Anne Maguire, Administrator for the Waldorf School of Saratoga Springs. “The skill and agility of these young circus performers is inspiring for the children of our community! It demonstrates the power of practice and setting your mind to a task that you will see through to the end. It is collaboration and confidence, very much in the same spirit with which we teach at the Waldorf School of Saratoga Springs.”

Since 1981, the Waldorf School of Saratoga Springs has been educating children from pre-school through the 12th grade. For more information, visit

After 30 years, Circus Smirkus is certainly ‘grown up,” but audiences know its youthful ensemble exhibit a timeless authenticity that is central to the nature of transformative art. Don’t miss the 2018 Big Top Tour, coming to Saratoga Springs July 9 and 10. Get your tickets now for a dazzling tribute to the greatest form of family entertainment in history — Vaudeville! Tickets are available locally at the Children’s Museum at Saratoga and G. Willikers, or by calling 1-877-SMIRKUS toll-free or visiting If not sold out, tickets will be available at the door starting one hour before show time.

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