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Twangiest show on Earth - Lone Star Circus Embraces Texas Ways
"Oh Là Là! is a love letter to Texas. For years, Fanny Kerwich, an
eighth-generation circus performer turned Texan, has deftly mixed local and international performers for a Lone Star Circus show that can only be seen here.This year, she further embraces
her chosen state with cowboy homages and jokes. Texas singer-songwriter-actor Gary Lynn Floyd sets the tone with Lyle Lovett’s “That’s Right,”..."

December 29, 2014 - By NANCY CHURNIN / Dallas Morning News - Arts & Life
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Bigger Top - The Lone Star Circus has its best show yet with Oh La La, performed at Dallas Children's Theater.
"Despite having pretty solid, entertaining acts in previous years, the Lone Star Circus has felt like a smalltime travelling circus that we’re proud to call our own. With its new show Oh Là Là at Dallas Children’s Theater, it takes a big step forward. This year’s performance feels especially polished thanks to creator and director Fanny Kerwich (Dimitri Bogatirev co-directs). And even with the kitschy Texas theme..."

December 30, 2014 - By MARK LOWRY/
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Charivari, a Joyous Celebration
"With a loyal following that grows every year, Lone Star Circus puts on a show at the dawn of each new year filled with the artistry of multi-generational circus stars thanks to founder Fanny Kerwich who brings together these wonderful entertainers in what has become a favorite part of the holidays for many in the DFW area.

This year was no exception. There were so many performances in Charivari that were truly outstanding. A highlight of the evening..."

December 31, 2013 - By MINA FRANNEA /
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Family Circus
"In case you were wondering if there’s a stage that can handle both B.J. Cleveland and Liz Mikel—two local actors known for being larger-than-life onstage and off, not to mention having two of the most recognizable laughs when they’re in an audience—look no farther than the latest year-turning performance from Lone Star Circus at the Dallas Children’s Theater, which this year joins as a collaborator.

Mikel took on the role of Mistress of Merriment last year, and this time, she’s joined by Cleveland as Ringmaster..."

December 31, 2013 - By MARK LOWRY / Theater Jones
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Circus Artists Dazzle
"Circus is the art of the impossible. Artists train for years to dazzle, delight and stretch the imagination about what humans — and animals — can do. They fly, they spin, they juggle, and balance from bizarre heights."

January 1, 2013 - By NANCY CHURNIN / Dallas Morning News - Arts & Life
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Stretch it Out
Lone Star Circus delivers another winning year of Cirque Banquiste at the Rosewood Center for Family Arts.

December 30, 2012 - By MARK LOWRY / Theater Jones
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Cirque Banquisté is Mesmerizing
"Our family caught the opening night performance of Cirque Banquisté! last night. We saw the show last year and loved it so we were eagerly anticipating this year's production — we weren't disappointed! Directed by Fanny Kerwich, founder of Lone Star Circus, Cirque Banquiste! creatively combines the excitement of thrilling circus acts that will keep you on the edge of your seat..."

December 28, 2012 - By MINA FRANNEA / The Mom's Journal
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A Dispatch from Lone Star Circus' "Banquisté!"
"It's around this time of year that everyone's holiday buzz begins to fizzle, and the glow of enthusiasm that met the late year celebrations wanes into exhaustion. We all get the holiday hangover, but there is an energetic and live antidote to those blues that you may not have thought of: the circus."

December 28, 2012 - By MATTHEW LAWSON / Dallas Observer blogs
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John McCaa of WFAA talks with Gordoon

December 27, 2012 - WFAA
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Dallas International School students prepare for annual circus performance
"French acoustic jazz echoes through the gymnasium at the Dallas International School as elementary- and middle-school-aged athletes shimmy up ropes, swing from trapezes and swirl from brightly colored silks during an after-school program that could draw comparisons to Cirque du Soleil."

May 9, 2012 - By LINDSEY BEVER /
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Cirque Banquisté, a labor of love, selling out fast
"I was feeling a little guilty about taking so long to get up this blog post about Cirque Banquiste!. The international circus experience put together right here in Texas by Fanny Kerwich, an eighth generation circus artist and married Dallas mom of two, opened Thursday.

But then I found out that the Thursday AND Friday performances are sold out..."

December 30, 2011 - By NANCY CHURNIN / Dallas Morning News
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Cirque Banquisté! mixes international stars with homegrown talent in Dallas
"You can take the girl out of the circus, but you can't take the circus out of the girl. And why would you want to?..."

December 30, 2011 - By NANCY CHURNIN / Dallas Morning News
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One Treat After Another - Circus founder creates Texas show with global flair
"Kerwich, an eighth-generation circus performer, was driven to create a circus here after leaving her life on the road..."

December 30, 2011 - By NANCY CHURNIN / Dallas Morning News
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Circus Student Get a Shot at the Big Top - Ringling Bros. pulls back curtain
"Who says you have to run away from home to join the circus? Twenty-six students from Lone Star Circus School were given a rare treat Tuesday as they performed alongside professionals from the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus at American Airlines Center.

Lone Star Circus School, an after-school program at Dallas International School, is the only professional circus training program in Texas..."

August 6, 2010 - By CLAIRE ST. AMANT / Preston Hollow People
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Local Children Participate in Ringling Bros. Circus
"Check out Preston Hollow's own Jesse Patterson, 13, as she successfully hula hoops on all four appendages. Patterson has been a student of Lone Star Circus School for one year..."

August 4, 2010 - By CLAIRE ST. AMANT / Preston Hollow People
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One of Texas' only circus schools teaches our intern a few tricks
"Fanny Kerwich didn't run away and join the circus; she was born into it. A North Texas resident, Fanny is an 8th generation circus performer who has performed with every big circus in the world..."

July 21, 2010 - By BEN FARMER / Pegasus News
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At Farmers Branch circus fitness classes, aerial acrobatics aren't just for show
"Rebecca Foster is used to walking a tightrope. She's pretty good at juggling, too. That's part of her job in corporate finance. Away from work, she prefers swinging on aerial silks...."

July 20, 2010 - By KRISTJANA GUDMUNDSSON / The Dallas Morning News
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Hanging with the Circus
"I knew it was going to be a good day when I saw "adults in circus school" on my assignment. And it was! Sure enough, the Lone Star Circus instructor was kind enough to let me try out the aerial silks..."

July 15, 2010 - COURTNEY CHURNIN / The Dallas Morning News Photo Blog
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Lone Star Circus Dazzles at Dallas Children's Theater's Rosewood Center
"There are circuses and cirques and then there is the Lone Star Circus, which offered Banquista!, an exhilarating display with a North Texas twist..."

January 5, 2010 - By NANCY CHURNIN / The Dallas Morning News
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Cirque Banquista! performs at Dallas Children's Theater

January 4, 2010 - The Dallas Morning News
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Cirque Banquista! enjoyed by our good friends at
"Cirque Banquista by the Lone Star Circus - In a Word? Amazing! - Bring the whole family to this wonderful event to see quality circus talent in an intimate venue.

This afternoon, I took my 4 year old to a grand Vegas-style show...without leaving Dallas."

January 2, 2010 -
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Click here to download the 2009 press release for Lone Star Circus Presents Cirque Banquista!

'Barnum!' brought to life by students of Houston's Stratford Highschool with Lone Star Circus' Fanny Kerwich acting as coach and trainer.

January 29, 2009: - Houston Channel 2 News
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" When director CeCe Prudhomme started recruiting performers for Stratford High School's next student musical, she made the demands of the show quite clear.

Not only would students be expected to act and sing for Barnum!, they would be required to master the art of circus performing."

January 22, 2009 - Stratford High School performers find 'Barnum!' a true balancing act - Houston Chronical
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"Characters fly through the air with the greatest of ease. They also spin plates, hang from silk ropes and walk a tightrope.

That many of them do so while also singing and telling the tale of “Barnum” is a tip-off that the musical by the Stratford Players is an ambitious high school production."

January 21, 2009 - A circus, a musical, an ambitious show - River Oaks Examiner
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"The Circus is Coming to Stratford! SHS Playhouse presents Barnum!"

January 2009 - BARNUM! - Arts Hound
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"Several students in the new production of Barnum learned the trapeze and aerial 15 to 20 feet up from the floor. For this production, the Stratford High auditorium will be transformed into circus tent..."

January 2009 - Flying trapezes swing at Stratford High - Spring Branch ISD News
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"Circuses come from faraway places, right? Well, not since eighth-generation circus performer Fanny Kerwich married Dallas lawyer Mark Doyle and started a family and her very own Lone Star Circus Arts Center here. The nonprofit organization was incorporated in 2006 with the mission of promoting circus arts in Dallas."

December 26, 2008 - Dallas Morning News

“An unmitigated success...a Dallas Holiday tradition…”

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Fanny Kerwich, founder of The Lone Star Circus, and local kids rehearse for their upcoming performance at the Rosewood Center for Family Arts.

December 27, 2007 - Dallas Morning News
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“Astonishing feats abound…”

July 2005 - CIRQUE A LIVELY CELEBRATION – The Dallas Morning News
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“A+, What’s not to like?: Nothing! like having a world-class circus drop out of the sky and into your living room.”

July 2005 - CIRCUS JUGGLERS CROWD-PLEASERS –Fort Worth Star-Telegram
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