WaterTower Theatre Announces Cast & Creative Details for Cirque Holidays

Addison (TX) – Shane Peterman, Producing Artistic Director is pleased to announce CIRQUE HOLIDAYS, a co-production developed by WaterTower Theatre and Lone Star Circus. CIRQUE HOLIDAYS brings theater and international circus talent together on stage to celebrate the holiday season in a magical world of fun, awe, thrills, and beauty ­­–– the perfect gift for the Holiday Season!

In an intimate in-the-round theatre setting, audiences of all ages* will be treated to a holiday celebration from around the world featuring:

  • The amazing aerial exploits of Frank Chapman on the Aerial Lamp
  • The unbelievable flexibility of the beautiful contortionist, Tilda McSpadden
  • From England, up in the air, the novel and surprising aerial exercises of Joanne Vazquez
  • The undisputed Queen of Hula-Hoops, the incredible and delightful Jesse Patterson
  • From Argentina, the startling hand-balancing feats of Ernesto Fassio
  • From the United States, the grace and elegance of Emily Fassio on the aerial lyra
  • From Mexico, the thrilling high-speed juggling of José Vazquez
  • From Russia, the stupefying and mind-challenging illusions of Vladimir & Olga Smirnov

CIRQUE HOLIDAYS is directed by Fanny Kerwich. The show stars Ringmaster extraordinaire Ty McFarlan, Argentina's hilarious funnyman Rulito, and actresses Jessie Prince and Emma Jewel Rogers, making their WaterTower Theatre debuts in the role of Calista. Ms. Rogers will take the stage in the role on December 5, 7, 11, 13, 15, 19, and 21. Ms. Prince will appear in the role on the following performances: December 6, 8, 12, 14, 18, 20, and 22.

CIRQUE HOLIDAYS will bring the joy to audiences in a delightfully glittering and uplifting package and is sure to become a holiday tradition for WaterTower Theatre audience members!

*Children under the age of 5 may find this program difficult to follow or sit through.

This project is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

WaterTower Theatre’s Season 24 Opening Night Sponsor is Antonio Ristorante.

WaterTower Theatre’s 2019-2020 Season Sponsor is the Town of Addison.

CIRQUE HOLIDAYS Performance details:

  • In the Terry Martin Main Stage at the Addison Theatre Centre
  • Show Run Dates: December 5 - 22, 2019
  • Preview: Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 7:30pm
  • Opening night: Friday, December 6, 2019 at 8:00pm


  • Wednesdays & Thursdays: 7:30 p.m.
  • Fridays & Saturdays: 8:00 p.m.
  • Sundays: 2:00 p.m.

Ticket Prices:

Single Tickets - $38

*Student, Industry, and HERO (Veterans and active duty service personnel) discounts available*

*Subscribers always get discounts and may purchase additional individual tickets at a discount as well*

*If you are not currently a subscriber, 4 show subscription packages are available for purchase via the box office & will include tickets to CIRQUE HOLIDAYS, HARVEY, I AM MY OWN WIFE, and THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY.*

How/Where to Buy Tickets:

Online: www.watertowertheatre.org
By Phone: 972.450.6232
In-person: WaterTower Theatre at the Addison Theatre Centre
15650 Addison Road, Addison, TX 75001
Fax: 972.450.6244
Email: boxoffice@watertowertheatre.org

Box Office Hours

Performance Weeks: Tuesday-Saturday Noon - 6 p.m. Closed Sunday-Monday

Non-Performance Weeks: Tuesday-Friday Noon - 6 p.m. Closed Saturday-Monday
Please note: The Box Office opens one hour before show time on performance days and remains open through intermission.


Founded in 1996, WaterTower Theatre (WTT) is one of Texas' leading professional theatre companies and one of the flagship arts institutions in North Texas, having played an important role as a leader in developing new talent and encouraging the growth of the DFW artistic community through its commitment to hiring local artists. WaterTower Theatre is consistently recognized for its artistic excellence by the Dallas Theatre League, DFW Theatre Critics Forum, The Dallas Morning News, The Dallas Observer, D Magazine, The Column, and The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, among others. WaterTower Theatre has a subscription base of more than 2,000 subscribers and serves an audience of over 24,000 patrons annually.

WaterTower Theatre is 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. WaterTower Theatre relies on its ticket income and generous donations from individuals, corporations, foundations, and government organizations to produce world-class live professional theatre and to offer community engagement and arts education programs. WaterTower Theatre gratefully acknowledges the support of the Town of Addison, The Civic League, The Shubert Foundation, TACA, Texas Commission on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. WaterTower Theatre’s 2019-2020 Season is also supported, in part, through the generosity of its many civic, corporate, and foundation donors including AMLI Residential Addison, CIC Partners, FASTSIGNS Carrollton, Guaranty Bank, ONCOR, and individual donors Don and Barbara Daseke, The Bob Downs Family, Stan Graner and Jim McBride, Phillip and Janeva Longacre, Kathy Messina and Gary Goodwin, Janiece and Jimmy Niemann, Karol Omlor, Jack and Libby Swindle, Deborah and Craig Sutton, and Ron and Donna Whitehead.


Lone Star Circus is the performing arm of Lone Star Circus Arts Center, a Dallas-based non-profit organization created in 2006 by Fanny Kerwich, an eighth-generation circus artist of French descent. Its purpose is to promote circus arts through performance, education and community outreach. It includes Lone Star Circus School, which provides recreational and professional circus training to children and adults; and Lone Star Circus, which produces high-quality circus-centered entertainment, either in the form of shows, or for special, civic and corporate events, in Texas and beyond.

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