Jan 022015

Lone Star Circus - Oh La La! - TheMomsJournal

Review of Oh La La! Presented by Lone Star Circus

Lone Star Circus infuses this year’s exciting circus spectacular Oh La La! with a chic western flair, a great ensemble of music and a talented cast of internationally renowned entertainers.

When Fanny Kerwich, creative director and founder of Lone Star Circus puts together a show, it’s important to her to create a memorable, vibrant and fun cirque experience that everyone can enjoy. Not surprisingly, Lone Star Circus’ annual productions, which celebrate and usher in the New Year in great style, have developed a huge fan following that grows every year. What most folks may not know is that the show literally comes together in about 2 – 3 days. Quite impressive considering the caliber of the performances. Each act is performed by experienced circus professionals who mesmerize the audience with their brilliant skill in the circus arts.

Unique to this year’s production, directed by Kerwich and Dimitri Bogatirev, is a western theme that brings with it a sense of good old fashioned Texas pride. Serenading the crowd in between introducing acts, show host Gary Lynn Floyd has a relaxed, southern manner about him and does a great job bringing a cohesive flow to the production. Continue reading »

May 252012

Lone Star Circus School - Circus Summer Camp

Kids can learn the art of aerial silks, trapeze, balancing, juggling and more


I was really excited to hear that Lone Star Circus School is offering a circus camp from June 11-15, 2012. Where else can a kid literally run away to enjoy being a circus star?

Here’s the scoop:

Lone Star Circus School summer camp is a day-camp experience designed to introduce children at any level of physical development and skill to the excitement of circus arts including aerial silks, aerial ring, trapeze, juggling, contortion, rolla bolla, trampoline, clowning and balancing.

Where: The Palaestra, 5334 N. Beltwood Pkwy in Farmers Branch

When: 9am-noon June 11-15, 2012

Cost: $45 per day or $205 per child for the entire week

More info: visit the Lone Star Circus website: www.lonestarcircus.org, connect with them on Facebook or follow their tweets on Twitter.

To learn more about Lone Star Circus, check out my interview with founder and creative director, Fanny Kerwich, published at NorthTexasKids.com.



Dec 202011

I had a chance to talk to Fanny Kerwich, the found and Creative Director of Lone Star Circus recently. She was really awesome–such a lively and positive person! We talked about her history in the circus and how she founded Lone Star Circus and the Lone Star Circus School, both non-profit organizations. We also talked about Lone Star Circus’ new holiday show Cirque Banquiste which will be playing at the Rosewood Center for Arts from December 29th through January 1st. The show features international circus super stars that come to Dallas during the holidays just to perform in this show. My family can’t wait to see it!  Ticket prices for Cirque Banquiste range from $20 – $45 and you can get a 10% discount at www.lonestarcircus.org by using the discount code LSC!

I was really impressed to hear that Fanny started training on the trapeze at age 4 and then started performing professionally in her family’s circus when she was just 6 years old!

She ended up starting Lone Star Circus because she met her then future husband when she was touring with a show in Dallas. Really neat love story!

If you’d like to read my post about my interview with Fanny Kerwich, click here to see the post on my North Texas Kids blog.


P.S. Don’t forget that I’m giving away 4 tickets to the opening night for Lone Star Circus and the contest ends Thursday, Dec 22nd. There are two easy ways to enter. Click here to find out how.