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- 2017 VALLEY OF FLOWERS FESTIVAL-

FLORISSANT CIVIC CENTER THEATRE PRESENTS:

 

CHILDREN’S CELEBRATION OF PERFORMING ARTS

 

May 5 and 6, 2017

Outdoors in Florissant Valley Park at the

James J. Eagan Center

(Parker Road and Waterford Drive)

 

THEATRE, MUSIC AND MAGIC!

 

Free Admission to All Performances!

 

 FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL THE THEATRE BOX OFFICE AT 314-921-5678

For a complete schedule, please scroll to the bottom of this page


ZOPPÉ: AN ITALIAN FAMILY CIRCUS 

WITH

NINO THE CLOWN

 ZOPPE

FRIDAY - MAY 6 - 4:00 PM AND 7:00PM

SATURDAY - MAY 7 - 11:00 AM, 2:00 PM AND 5:00 PM

Located in the Big Top Tent

Zoppé: an Italian Family Circus, featuring Nino the Clown, has all the story and excitement of a Circus

Big Top-complete with clowns, acrobats, aerialists, horses and performing dogs-just the way it used to

be when Florissant was called the village of St. Ferdinand.  “No seat is further than 20 feet from the

action,” in the 500-seat black-out tent says Giovanni Zoppé, a 6th generation performer and now the

patriarch of the family-run circus.  This up-close, personal and participatory circus even has a

storylineevolving from Nino, a gentle, funny and endearing clown played by Zoppé, who has been

trying unsuccessfully to join the circus. 

 


GREG KENNEDY

Innovative Juggler

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FRIDAY - MAY 6 - 5:15 pm

SATURDAY - MAY 7 - 10:45 AM, 1:15 PM, 3:00 PM

Located in the Sideshow Tent

Originally trained as an engineer, Greg uses the principles of geometry and physics to create

groundbreaking work with original apparatus. As a young juggler, he quickly made a name for himself

in the juggling community not only by his mastery of traditional juggling technique, but also for

creating entirely new forms of manipulation. He is now renowned for his many original contributions to

juggling as an art form. Jugglers know him for his award-winning creativity; audiences know him for

his entertaining performance, making visual spectacles by combining art and science.

 


PIRATE SCHOOL

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FRIDAY - MAY 6 - 6:00 pm

SATURDAY - MAY 7 - 12:15 PM AND 3:45 PM

Located in the Sideshow Tent

During the show the bumbling pirate professor Billy Bones, played by David Engel, teaches youngsters

how to be good pirates with zany lessons on how to stand, talk, sing and laugh like jaunty Buccaneers.

Audiences engage in boisterous competitions and learn the finer points of light-hearted mischief while

cannons boom, skulls talk, cutlasses drop, bubbles pop and pets run amok. 


 

 “BABALOO” MUSIC AND FUN

BOBO

 

FRIDAY - MAY 6 - 4:30 PM

SATURDAY - MAY 7 - 10:00 AM AND 2:15  PM

Located in the Sideshow Tent

“Babalooing” is best described as a stand-up comedy act for kids.  A “Babaloo” show is a raucous, fast-

paced, high-energy event, involving original songs, slapstick, one-liners, and loads of audience

participation with kids (and parents) singing, dancing, throwing bean bags, beating on buckets, and

laughing – lots of laughing.  Children are kept happy with funny, irreverent songs; they will also sing

uplifting songs dealing with sharing, acceptance, and character issues.  Every show is different and

tailored to the particular audience. 


 

KINCAID KARACTER PUPPETS

“Marvelous Misfit Review”

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SATURDAY - MAY 7 - 12:00 PM, 2:00 PM AND 3:30 PM

Located on the grounds

The Kincaid Karacter Puppets tour live nationally and present fast-paced family oriented puppet shows

featuring slapstick comedy, classic one liners, audience participation, and plenty of thrills and

surprises, all presented and performed in a style and manner reminiscent of the classic festival

performances of the 1800’s.

 


EXPERIENCE THE MAGIC!  WITH R W MAGIC

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SATURDAY - MAY 7 - 11:30 AM

Located in the Sideshow Tent

            R W Magic is an accomplished practitioner in the art of magic; he will amaze, astonish and

entertain audiences of all ages with his magic show.   “Experience the Magic!” with RW Magic, a

gregarious entertainer, who has enthralled thousands throughout the country with his close-up magic. 


 

THE BUBBLE BUS

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SATURDAY - MAY 7 - 12:00 PM TO 5:00 PM

Located on the grounds

It’s fun, hip, unique, totally awesome and incredibly cool!  Come visit the colorful bubble bus and run

through a sea of tiny bubbles, then watch the biggest bubbles you will ever see get launched into the

sky.  This display of awesome bubbleness will put a smile on your face! 


        Hispanic Festival, Inc. will present live music on

Saturday - May 6 - from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

 in the Sideshow Tent

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Special thanks to Hispanic Festival, Inc. for their support and participation.

 

A Missouri Arts Council Festival grant, financial assistance from the Regional Arts

Commission, the City of Florissant, Florissant Fine Arts Council, the Valley of Flowers

Festival Committee and donations from many local area businesses have allowed the

FCC Theatre to coordinate this “Children’s Celebration of Performing Arts.”

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2017 PERFORMERS

CHILDREN’S CELEBRATION OF PERFORMING ARTS

 

TIME*                                      PERFORMER                                                LOCATION

FRIDAY, MAY 5*.............................................................................................................................................................

                          4:00 p.m.                      Zoppé Family Circus with Nino the Clown                        Big Top

                          4:30 p.m.                                Babaloo Music and Fun                                  Sideshow Tent

                          5:15 p.m.                         Greg Kennedy Innovative Juggler                            Sideshow Tent

                          6:00 p.m.                                       Pirate School                                         Sideshow Tent

                          7:00 p.m.                      Zoppé Family Circus with Nino the Clown                        Big Top

 

SATURDAY, MAY 6*........................................................................................................................................................

                          10:00 a.m.                                Babaloo Music and Fun                                Sideshow Tent

                          10:45 a.m.                           Greg Kennedy Innovative Juggler                        Sideshow Tent

                          11:00 a.m.                       Zoppé Family Circus with Nino the Clown                     Big Top

                          11:30 a.m.                                         RW Magic                                         Sideshow Tent

                          12:15 p.m.                                       Pirate School                                      Sideshow Tent

                            1:15 p.m.                            Greg Kennedy Innovative Juggler                      Sideshow Tent

                            2:00 p.m.                      Zoppé Family Circus with Nino the Clown                      Big Top

                            2:15 p.m.                                 Babaloo Music and Fun                               Sideshow Tent

                            3:00 p.m.                           Greg Kennedy Innovative Juggler                        Sideshow Tent

                            3:45 p.m.                                        Pirate School                                      Sideshow Tent

                            5:00 p.m.                      Zoppé Family Circus with Nino the Clown                        Big Top

                            5:00 p.m.                           Live music (Hispanic Festival Inc.)                       Sideshow Tent

 

 

 

SATURDAY ON THE GROUNDS

Kincaid Karacter Puppets – 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Bubble Bus – Bubble fun throughout the day 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

*Please be aware, times are subject to change