By Staff Writer
December 19, 2012
Liz Mikel, a long-time fixture in the Dallas arts community, has joined the cast of LONE STAR CIRCUS presents CIRQUE BANQUISTÉ as the Mistress of Merriment. Mikel will dazzle audiences with her star-power as she combines the roles of traditional ringmaster and singing songstress. Her full voice and range will take families on a magical journey of circus.
Mikel has been performing on stage for more than twenty years, including extended runs with the Dallas Theater Center. She recently delighted Broadway audiences and critics in a featured role in the musical Lysistrata Jones. Mikel’s television and film credits include appearances on Friday Night Lights; Prison Break; and Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins.
Early this month, Mikel was nominated for The 2012 Dallas Morning News Texan of the Year in the arts community. Additional honors include Best Actress by D Magazine in their annual “Best of Big D” issue (2004), and she was featured as “Queen of the Arts–The Face of Black Theater in Dallas” (2006) by The Dallas Weekly.
CIRQUE BANQUISTÉ is an exciting production that gives families a more intimate, interactive circus experience with every seat close to the action. Directed by Fanny Kerwich, this stunning new production features celebrated artists from all over the world. In addition to Mikel, stars of this all-new LONE STAR CIRCUS production include…
¦From Chile, the joyous and colorful canine antics of The Cartoon Poodles;
¦From Cuba, the awe-inspiring and elegant hand balancing of Ricardo Sosa;
¦From Russia, the extraordinary and mesmerizing award-winning juggling of Gena Cristiani;
¦From Atlanta, Matt Richardson’s exciting and inventive spins on the ground and in the air;
¦From Dallas, the astounding and elegant contortion of Cassondra Machac;
¦From Argentina, the amazing and spectacular acrobatics of The Laurino Brothers.
¦From Dallas, the energizing and beautiful Jesse Patterson and her twirling hula hoops;
¦From Russia, the mind-boggling and subtle rolla-bolla equilibriums of Kirill Rebkovets;
¦From Chicago, the striking and balletic aerial choreography of the graceful Simone Marina Lazar;
¦From Pittsburgh, the zany comedy of the international ambassador of Giggleland, Mr. Gordoon;
¦And from Dallas, all-time favorite queen and king of laughter, Slappy and Monday!
A perfect complement to the holidays, LONE STAR CIRCUS will hold eight performances from December 27 – January 1 at The Rosewood Center for Family Arts, 5938 Skillman, in Dallas. Tickets for LONE STAR CIRCUS range from $20-$46.
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