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A Hygge Holiday by Circus Juventas | Saint Paul, MN
December 8, 2023 @ 7:00 PM - December 17, 2023 @ 5:00 PM$25 – $35
Circus Juventas puts their signature high-flying spin on the season in A Hygge
Holiday, (pronounced hoo-gah), which will transport audiences to the beautiful and bewitching North
Woods and leave them exhilarated by soaring acrobatics and dazzling artistry. This marks the fourth
annual holiday presentation by the acclaimed youth circus, whose performances regularly sell out.
Shows run weekends from Dec. 8 through 17 under the big top, 1270 Montreal Avenue, St. Paul, MN.
Tickets go on sale at 10 AM Monday, Nov. 13. Prices are $25 for children, $35 for adults, and are
available online through ShoWare or by calling 651-309-8106.
The 70-minute show, which runs without intermission, tells the story of a group of young people
headed for a cozy weekend in the woods, who stumble into a holiday haven of mystery and magic. This
production of A Hygge Holiday marks the first Circus Juventas production presented under the new
leadership of Rachel Butler Norris and Rob Dawson. Butler Norris is the daughter of Circus Juventas co-
founders Dan and Elizabeth “Betty” Butler. She literally grew up in the circus, progressing from child
performer to coach. She steps into the role of artistic director, formerly held by her mother. Dawson
gained his circus acumen with Cirque du Soleil as an aerialist and head coach. He will serve as the
organization’s executive director, formerly held by Dan Butler. The Butlers stepped down from their
leadership roles earlier this year but continue to support the organization from their hometown of
Sarasota, Fla. During their 30-year tenure, the Butlers grew Circus Juventas from a small after-school
program to an internationally recognized circus arts program, training more than 2,000
young people in nouveau circus arts each year. Many graduates of the program have gone on to
professional careers utilizing the circus skills they learned from the Butlers and their team of
internationally renowned coaches.