Freeman Stage’s 10th Season Opens

Freeman Stage’s 10th Season Opens

SELBYVILLE — The Freeman Stage at Bayside will kick off its 10th season with a performance by Bindlestiff Family Cirkus at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 27.

Since 1995, the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus has traveled the world, bringing its unique hybrid of vaudeville, circus, burlesque and sideshow to audiences of all ages. An evening of jugglers, aerialists, acrobats, contortionists, unicycles, plate spinning, sword swallowing, brain twisters and other risk-taking feats, set to live music, combine to create an interactive evening of fun for the entire family. This performance is free to attend and is a bring-your-own-chair event.

In addition to the public performance, more than 7,000 local students attended performances by Bindlestiff Family Cirkus May 23-25 as part of the Joshua M. Freeman Foundation’s arts in education program.

Bindlestiff Family Cirkus harkens back to the heyday of the traditional American Circus touring the country by caravan while offering its own artistic twist. It’s earthy, gritty and celebrates the sideshow’s odd novelty acts in an engaging and participatory way that you don’t find in other types of circus.

“As we enter into our 10th season we are proud to continue to be a vessel for the arts and present memorable experiences for the community at The Freeman Stage at Bayside,” said Patti Grimes, executive director of the Joshua M. Freeman Foundation. “The three days of performances for area school children are such special days, especially since many of these children will be experiencing a live arts performance for the first time, and are really at the heart of our mission — to provide inspired arts education for all.”

Regular weekly performances will continue on June 16 with a performance by the Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra with Opera Delaware.

For more information on other upcoming shows, call 302-436-3015 or visit