Vaudeville-themed circus set to entertain at the Weinberg
The circus is coming to town in Frederick
Photo from The Handsome Little Devils The Squirm Burpee circus is a combination of slapstick humor, acrobatics and some daring stunts
by Cara Hedgepeth Staff writer
from: The Frederick Gazette
What started as a hobby in college has turned into a way of life for Colorado juggler Mike Huling.
Huling says he and his brother Dan juggled as students at Colorado State University and would often perform on the streets and sidewalks of Fort Collins, Colo. In 2000, the brothers founded The Handsome Little Devils, a theater company based out of Denver.
Photo from The Handsome Little Devils Members of The Handsome Little Devils juggle discs during the Squirm Burpee circus. A more risky juggling act involves juggling chainsaws.
Now the company’s artistic director, Mike Huling, works with his wife and artistic director, Cole Schneider Huling, touring the country with the company’s shows, including the Squirm Burpee circus, coming to the Weinberg Center for the Arts on Friday.
Growing up as a musical theater performer, Schneider Huling met the Huling brothers during a trip home to Colorado while she was a student at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.
“[Mike] and his brother were doing a show,” Schneider Huling says. “We talked about the possibility of doing a theater show, and from there we started brainstorming and creating some new ideas.”