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The People’s Barnum opening at The Blue Theatre

The People's Barnum. Credit: Quest Theatre Ensemble

Quest Theatre Ensemble steps into the center ring with The People’s Barnum, directed by Andrew Park and musical directed by Tobi Mattingly. Opening is Friday, February 10 at 8:00 p.m. at The Blue Theatre, (housed in St. Gregory the Great Church) at 1609 West Gregory (Gregory and Ashland). Tickets and information are available at www.questensemble.org or through reservations@questensemble.org or 312-458-0895.

Come “join the circus” as Quest Theatre Ensemble presents the Tony award winning Broadway musical The People’s Barnum! Set in the center ring, The People’s Barnum! tells the true story of Phineas Taylor Barnum and the acts that made him famous. The tale is set to Cy Coleman and Michael Stewart’s legendary music and features Quest Theatre Ensemble’s well known shadow/rod puppetry. See General Tom Thumb only 25 inches from toe to crown! Witness Jumbo, the largest elephant in the world! Behold the oldest woman on the planet with your very own eyes! Marvel at the feats of contortionists, gymnasts, tumblers, and stilt-dancers! And find out first hand why The People’s Barnum! is the “Greatest Show on Earth!”

Director, Andrew Park, states, “Barnum is a perfect show for Quest Theatre Ensemble. It allows us to feature a variety of our performance strengths like stilt-dancing, pageantry and large-scale puppetry.


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