Winner of audience awards at film festivals from coast to coast, Circus Dreams follows the adventures of a troupe of teens and “tweens” who astonish and delight audiences around New England on a Big Top Tour. The vibrant documentary captures the energy, perseverance, teamwork and deep friendships at Circus Smirkus, the Vermont-based youth circus, as the cast readies a brand-new show and takes it on the road for 70 performances in 14 towns over 7 weeks. From the grueling training and rigorous rehearsals to the emotional final show of the season, Circus Dreams documents a magical summer for a group of extraordinary young people. Featured players include best friends and clown partners Joy Powers & Maddy Hall, who battle self-doubt and tradition as they aim to prove that “girls can be funny, too” a mission that eventually sends one on tour with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. Juggler Jacob Tischler overcomes the isolation he’s experienced at home to find a welcome place among kindred spirits. The magnetic supporting cast includes death-defying aerialists and two brothers on a quest to become the best diabolo jugglers in the world. They are joined by a charismatic collection of fellow troupers, coaches and crew who share a passion for the circus. Fun for the whole family – and a must-see for circus enthusiasts! Circus Dreams is an entertaining and inspiring testament to the power of youthful dreams. Catch it on TV in early May!
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