BYOB Variety Show


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In a Nutshell

Russ Sharek and his Circus Freaks host an eclectic evening of performance with acts ranging from singer-songwriters to burlesque dancers

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Apr 21, 2014. Amount paid never expires. This deal is for the purchase of a ticket. Limit 1 per person for 2 and 4 person options, may buy multiple for single person option. Refundable only on day of purchase. No value after experience date & time have passed. Please provide email address at checkout, which SideTour will provide to facilitate redemption. Must be 18 or older, 21 or older for alcohol. Gratuity included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose Between Three Options

  • $32 for four Groupons, each good for one admission to the variety show
  • $18 for two Groupons, each good for one admission to the variety show
  • $10 for one admission to the variety show

Shows take place at the Celebration Event Center.

Photo Credit: Carissa Bataille

Each event is capped at 300 participants; each event requires a minimum of 1 participants in order to take place.

What You'll Do

Standing apart from the usual offerings of plays, concerts, and movies, there's one place in the city where you never know what you'll see: the Circus Freaks' Open Stage. Billed as an adults-only variety show and performer's playground, Open Stage spotlights a freewheeling selection of local artists, with sets ranging from guitar-strumming singer-songwriters to burlesque dancers disrobing as they recite poetry. After the scheduled acts wrap up, the space opens into a free-for-all of artistic expression, where anyone is welcome to start up a jam, practice their juggling, or solicit performance tips from admired acts.

  • Evening of Unpredictable Performance
    Every week, an eclectic collection of veteran and neophyte performers practice their art, perfecting their onstage skills

  • Contagious Positivity
    Eschewing snark and unhelpful criticism, the event centers on positivity, celebrating performers for their willingness to share

  • Hone Your Own Skills
    After the main show, the space becomes a performance playground where anyone can practice and show off their own performative gifts

  • BYOB
    Guests are welcome to bring their own food and drinks to enjoy and possibly share during the event

Your Host

Russ Sharek Russ Sharek
Director and Lead Performer, CircusFreaks

Russ Sharek brings the circus to the streets. A graduate of the prestigious New York Goofs Clown School and founder of Dallas's Circus Freaks, he expands the performance arts beyond the tent, always with the air of what the Dallas Observer describes as an "impish Cabaret version of Rasputin." Dedicated to taking the spirit of live performance as far as he can, he also hosts open-stage nights for fledgling performers and all-ages workshops in miming and clownery.

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    2165 W Park Boulevard

    Plano, TX 75080

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