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Cavalcade Canceled
Posted on Oct 07, 2012

Seriously bad news: The Nov. 4 Cavalcade is canceled because the Coney Island Sideshow has been devastated by Hurricane Sandy. Their website is down for now (ConeyIsland.com), but please check in on them there soon or on Facebook, and let's do what we can to help this historic and wonderful venue rebuild.


Playful Productions and Bindlestiff Family Cirkus present a special showcase for young variety performers, ranging from amateurs to world-class professionals. Juvenile jugglers, diminutive dancers, adolescent acrobats, and a host of other majorly talented minors present a full show of vernal vaudeville.

Now in its seventh year, Bindlestiff Cavalcade of Youth continues to feature an amazing array of young talent. These are the future stars of Cirque du Soleil, Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus, Coney Island Sideshow, and television. Where else can you see unicyclists, tap dancers, magicians, clowns, and contortionists share the stage with Broadway-bound singers and classically trained musicians? All the performers are under 21, but audience members of all ages love this show.

Since its inception in January 2004, the Bindlestiff Cavalcade of Youth program has grown markedly.In September 2006, BCOY participants were featured performers in the Speigeltent at the South Street Seaport. BCOY has led circus skills education programs at Abrons Arts Center, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, and after-school programs throughout the Empire State. In summer 2009, BCOY participated in the American Youth Circus Festival in Illinois. In 2010 and 2011, BCOY shows were featured at the Bard Summerscape Festival in a historic mirrored Spiegeltent.


If you or your child or student would like to perform in this or an upcoming Bindlestiff Cavalcade of Youth, please email your name, age, and act idea to Viveca Gardiner, Viveca@PlayfulProductions.com.


Sunday, November 4, 4pm


Coney Island USA
1208 Surf Avenue
Brooklyn, NY


Adults 21 and up, $15
Under 21, $10
No service fee for advance sales