You guys…our giant amazing building is just begging to be transformed into a spooky, scary haunted circus mansion. It literally could not be more perfect.
We’re gonna make it happen, and we want YOU ALL (PSCA’s amazing students) to be a part of it! What more perfect way to surprise and scare all your friends and family with your amazing circus skills. The main idea is to get the whole PSCA community involved, and then invite all our family, friends and colleagues to come check out this crazy thing that we do.
We’ll be running the Haunted Circus Friday and Saturday nights in the last three weeks of October, from 6pm-10pm.
ADULT STUDENT SHOWCASE: twice each hour on the :20 and :50
There will be a traditional Adult Student Showcase in March/April, but the Haunted Circus will have a showcase element to it as well! If you enjoy creating 3-5min Halloween themed routines on your favorite apparatuses, this is your chance. You can sign up for as many performances as you want, but for each performance you need to volunteer for at least ONE shift anywhere else in the Haunted Circus.
You can make whatever kind of act you want. We need PG-rated acts and some R-rated acts; just be sure Rachel knows which one you’re planning on so that we don’t accidentally scar some younger kiddo.
Anyone signing up for the Showcase will get FREE Member workouts for September and October. You have to actually end up performing though-if you sign up but then drop out after using the Member Workouts, we’ll have to charge you for the months.
Questions about the showcase? Email Coach Rachel, firstname.lastname@example.org.
YOUTH STUDENT PERFORMERS
Youth students ages 13+ may audition a solo or small group piece for inclusion in the showcase performances or volunteer to be in one of the Haunted Circus Paths. The Cellar Path is open to youth performers ages 13+, and the Attic path is open to youth performers 16+. Parents are welcome and encouraged to volunteer for anything, as circus skills are not actually needed for many things. You can go ahead and sign up for the slot you want and then email Rachel to schedule an audition, email@example.com.
OTHER ACTIVITIES AND HEADLINERS
In addition to the performances, there will be Halloween centric activities throughout the evening and a headlining performance or special event at 9-ish each night.
THE HAUNTED PATHS
In addition to the Showcases in the Sanctuary, there will be two Haunted Paths that the audience can walk down: the Cellar Path and the Attic Path.
The Cellar Path (PG): 6pm-8:15pm. Produced by Kate and Clara Hanley.
This spooky, family-friendly haunted pathway is where kids of all ages get to interact with halloween characters, cross a tightwire abyss and have a scary good time. It will snake through the downstairs part of the building, through the gym and up the spiral staircase into the Sanctuary. To volunteer for this path, you must be 13+.
There are a variety of circus and non-circus roles, including: Witches, ghosts, coin-operated circus performers, spooky attendants and more.
The Attic Path (R) 7pm-9:15pm. Produced by Jefferson Grubbs.
This path needs performers totally committed to scaring people as they walk up the stairs and traverse the second floor. If you’ve got great make-up skills, an awesome mask, a chainsaw or just enjoy jumping out at people, this is your jam. To volunteer for this path, you must be 16+.
The attic path needs a variety of circus and non-circus performers, including: a psychic, a creepy doctor, a zombie and more.
The attic path also features a special room dedicated to YOUR creepy idea–when you volunteer, put your idea into the description, or email your idea to Jefferson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE PARTICIPANT RAFFLE
In addition to free Member Workouts for September and October, anyone who volunteers and ends up participating will be entered into a special participant raffle! Different jobs get you a different number of raffle tickets based on how long the shifts are.
Showcase performance: 1 ticket/performance
Pathway volunteer: 2 tickets/shift
Ghoul (set up, break-down, ticket taking etc): 3 tickets/shift
We’ll draw the winners on the last night of the Haunted Circus, October 27th!
1st Prize: TWO MONTHS UNLIMITED CLASS CARD (or account school credit equivalent for youth students)
2nd Prize: TWO PRIVATE LESSONS
3rd Prize: TWO PSCA HOODIES OR T-SHIRTS
SIGN UPS ARE NOW CLOSED, BUT WE DO STILL NEED SOME VOLUNTEERS TO TAKE TICKETS!
EMAIL ADAM@PHILLYCIRCUS.COM IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO HELP OUT WITH TICKETS.