THE CIRCUS IN WINTER: A New Musical on a Unique Journey

Stage Magazine | December 1, 2012

Sutton Foster and Steel BurkhardtFrom the Indiana classroom to New York City’s theater district, THE CIRCUS IN WINTER has traveled a great distance, growing and developing into a mature musical along the way, and now, with an ambitious schedule of regional productions and the hopes of arriving back on Broadway in a few years, it stands at the ready for immersion in the world of professional theater.

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VIDEO: The Circus in Winter Ball State University Immersive Learning

Ball State University | October 29, 2012

Ben Clark Circus in Winter BSUFourteen Ball State students, working under the direction of theatre professor Beth Turcotte, turned Hoosier author Cathy Day’s novel “The Circus in Winter” into a new musical that was performed not only at the University Theatre in the fall of 2011, but also in New York City in October, 2012. It was one of eight productions performed at the National Alliance for Musical Theatre’s 24th Annual Festival of New Musicals.

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Circus at NAMT | October 15, 2012

NAMT with Cathy Day An imperfect analogy for my readers who know diddly squat about the world of musical theater (myself included until recently): a musical created by college students getting picked for NAMT would be like a high school kid getting a Breadloaf or Sewanee or Stegner fellowship.


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