MILTON, Ga. – The Milton High School Cirque show this year, “Cirque Razstava” is set in a world of unusual mechanical charm where animatronic characters come to life as they are collected for a traveling exhibition.
Set in the 1910s, the story continues a decades-old tradition of amusing and aweing spectators who enter the exhibit. One of these guests is a young boy who becomes so fascinated with what he finds at Razstava that he is willing to abandon what is familiar in exchange for a larger role behind the scenes of the exhibit. New acts and apparatus are guaranteed to take guests into a new-fangled realm set somewhere between real and unreal.
The Milton Cirque shows are unique pieces of theater and very popular with audiences. Milton is the only public high school in the country with a Cirque program as a part of the regular theater curriculum. The “audition only” class of over 60 students attracts students with various athletic and specialized skills like tumbling and dance. Cast members also train on various apparatus including the Cyr wheel and silks, and often train with some Cirque professionals that travel to the city to work with them on mastering specific skills.
The students begin a rigorous routine of physical conditioning in the fall, and the show’s storyline begins development with a student planning team that generates ideas. Larry Smith, the show’s director, then writes the script for the production.
“Cirque Razstava” will have a total of eight performances over two weekends. The show performs April 24-26 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday April 27 at 2 p.m. Then, the following weekend, shows runs from May 1-3 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, May 3 at 2 p.m. To purchase tickets online, please visit www.miltontheatrecompany.com.
If you go
What: “Cirque Razstava”
When: April 24-26 at 7:30 p.m.
April 27 at 2 p.m.
May 1-3 at 7:30 p.m.
May 3 at 2 p.m.
Where: Milton High School
13025 Birmingham Highway, Milton