For the second year in a row, the Circus of the Kids has come to the Jewish Community Center in Squirrel Hill for four days of workshops with local kids, leading up to a short run of performances that began on Thursday, Aug. 21.
As the kids listened to a pep talk prior to the show’s start, a crowd gathered outside of the gym in the JCC Robinson Building. Some of the parents were particularly anxious to get the show started. “[I’m] terrified,” said Sheila Solomon, who has two children Aly, 9, and Paige, 7, performing. “But to be quite honest, the change in my children’s confidence between Monday and today in what they’ve been assigned to do trumps all of that for me.”
Circus of the Kids is a Florida-based organization that travels across the country doing short, weeklong training camps and performances at camps, schools and community centers.