It may be 100 degrees…but it’s time to get excited for the Fall! In October, PSCA’s Haunted Circus Mansion is coming back for a second year, and we need you all (PSCA students) to make it happen!
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.
This year the Haunted Circus Mansion will be FOUR nights over two weekends:
FRIDAYS OCTOBER 18TH AND 25TH, 7-10pm *Adults only*
SATURDAYS OCTOBER 19TH AND 26TH, 6-10pm *Everyone*
If you were around last year, you can CLICK HERE to go straight to the sign up…if not, read on!
ADULT STUDENT SHOWCASE
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 would like to create a 3-5min Halloween themed routine 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 Mansion.
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. 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.
THE HAUNTED PATHS
In addition to the Showcases in the Sanctuary, there will be two Haunted Paths that the audience can walk down: The Trick-or-Treating path (PG) or the Trail of the Three-ring Killer (R).
Trick-or-Treating Path (PG): 6pm-8pm on Saturday 25th and 26th.
This spooky, family-friendly haunted pathway is where kids of all ages get to Trick-or-Treat, interact with halloween characters and have a scary good time. This path will be upstairs this year, going to all the different rooms on the second floor.
There are a variety of circus and non-circus roles, including: Witches, ghosts, coin-operated circus performers, spooky attendants and more.
The Trail of the Three-Ring Killer (R)
7pm-10pm, Friday 18th/25th and Saturdays 19th/26th.
This path needs performers totally committed to scaring people as they descend down the spiral staircase and into the basement. If you’ve got great make-up skills, an awesome mask, a chainsaw or just enjoy jumping out at people, this is your jam.
The Trail of the Three-Ring Killer needs some people who are comfortable with speaking parts and lines to learn, and some people who are just excited to jump out and scare people.
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 Mansion, Saturday October 26th.
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
EMAIL ADAM@PHILLYCIRCUS.COM IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO HELP OUT WITH TICKETS.