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Super Scientific Circus: Fun and Funny Performance from Circus Clown and Mime Extraordinaire

Super Scientific Circus
Fun and Funny Performance from Circus Clown and Mime Extraordinaire
by Jennifer Leese
j.leese@picketnews.com

The Weinberg Center for the Arts in Frederick is having a Super Scientific Circus on Friday, February 27, 2009 at 10am and 7pm.
Step right up for this amazing show, creatively performed by a multi-talented circus clown and a mime extraordinaire. The Super Scientific Circus starring Mr. Fish and Trent the Mime, proves that science can be fun and funny. Alternately assisted and foiled by the comedic antics of Trent the Mime, Mr. Fish uses amazing circus skills that could involve everything from boomerangs, bubbles, and beach balls, to bull whips, and magic to introduce the principles of friction, inertia, centripetal force, aerodynamics, sonic booms, air pressure, and ultraviolet light.
Recommended for ages 7-11, this show is sure to be a hit. Whether you flunked high school chemistry or have a PhD in astrophysics, you will love this show!
Did you know you can put a needle through a balloon without popping the balloon? Ever wonder how to make a giant soap bubble? Learn how to do these things plus make and throw your own boomerang. Whether you flunked high school chemistry or have a PhD in astrophysics, you will love this show!
"This show is always interesting to me because it teaches kids about science when they don't even know they are learning. They use entertainment to teach and I think that is the best way to learn," said Stephanie Miller, Marketing and Development Manager for the Weinberg Center for the Arts.
Mr. Fish, born John James Lepairz, spent seven years as featured clown with the Big Apple Circus in New York and on tour. He has appeared on HBO and on ABC's "Great Circus Performances of the World," and was awarded first place in clowning at the International Circus Festival in Sarasota, Florida. His two-man show, The Funny Stuff Circus, performed in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and all over the United States and Canada. A graduate of Oberlin College and the LeCoq School of Mime and Clown in Paris, he is the proud father of three children.
Trent Arterberry has toured across North America and Europe, and appeared as a star attraction on the QE2 and S/S Norway. He has performed with symphony orchestras and opened for Julio Iglesias, B.B. King, and the Kinks. In New York he starred in the Christmas Revels. His television appearances include an Emmy-nominated news feature, and his awards include "Performing Artist of the Year" by the National Association of Campus Activities. His most unusual assignment was being filmed underwater with the sharks and eels in the Giant Ocean Tank of the New England Aquarium.
Mr. Arterberry and Mr. Fish have "been here off and on for about 5 years. They do not come every year, but have been here for the past two years and we have already booked them again for November of 2009," said Ms. Miller.
Super Scientific Circus has performed at Taipei National Theatre (Taiwan), Paper Mill Playhouse (New Jersey), University of Hawaii, Civic Arts Plaza (California), North Shore Music Theatre (Massachusetts), Hong Kong International Children's Festival, Detroit Youth Theatre, The Florida Theatre, and other venues around the world.
Ticket prices for the 10am show: $6.00 - Adults; $5.00 - Students/Children. Prices for the 7pm show: $10 - Adults; $6 - Seniors/Children. To minimize service charges, for special needs, groups, or to save up to 20% by ordering a subscription series, call our box office at 301-600-2828.
To purchase tickets, call the Weinberg Center for the Arts at 301-600-2828, 301-600-2838 TTY or stop by the Box Office Tuesday thru Friday 10am to 4pm and Saturday 10am to 2pm. Tickets are also available online at www.weinbergcenter.org.
The Weinberg Center for the Arts, a municipal facility of the City of Frederick, is located at 20 West Patrick Street in downtown Frederick, Maryland. The historic theatre opened in 1926 as the Tivoli, and it and was donated to the City of Frederick in 1978. Today as one of the region's premier presenting facilities, the 1,100 seat Weinberg Center offers professional LIVE! Series, including dance, music, theatre, family performances and films, weekday performances for students, and classic movies. Performance space and professional services are available to a variety of community arts groups, civic and business organizations, and other arts promoters. Programming at the Weinberg Center for the Arts is made possible with support from the City of Frederick, Frederick County Government, Maryland State Arts Council, Frederick Arts Council, Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, The Frederick News-Post, The Plamondon Companies and other corporate and individual donors. For more information about upcoming events at the Weinberg Center, please call the Box Office at 301-600-2828 or visit www.weinbergcenter.org.

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