Confetti takes audiences on a vision quest through history highlighting the landmark circus acts over 600 years. “We are emphasizing intricate scenery, costumes, and theatrics so each stop along the way will transport the audience to the most thrilling stages in circus history,” says Elizabeth “Betty” Butler, Circus Juventas’ co-founder and artistic director. The journey begins when a mysterious fortune-telling machine sets a group of uncertain, young circus performers on a path to discover their purpose when they find themselves at the end of their careers with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey. The young time-travelers find themselves juggling with minstrels in Renaissance Italy, visiting Phillip Astley at the dawn of the circus ring (complete with life-size equestrian puppet created by puppet designer Christopher Lutter-Gardella), witnessing the invention of the flying trapeze in turn-of-the century Paris, rubbing shoulders with P.T. Barnum in New York, and falling into the surreal world of Cirque Nouveau.
Audiences of all ages will be enthralled by this magical whirlwind adventure unearthing circus past to discover the meaning of circus future.