Bindlestiff Family Cirkus

  • Performance
    Traveling Circus

Three ring circus!

The Bindlestiff Family Cirkus provides the Best in Variety Entertainment: jugglers, clowns, sideshow marvels, magicians, stilt walkers, and entertainers of every sort.

Since 1995, the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus has traveled the world, bringing its unique hybrid of vaudeville, circus, burlesque, and sideshow to theaters, clubs, colleges, and festivals. The company has produced innumerable cabaret shows, customized performances for special audiences, all-ages and family productions, and sophisticated adult shows. Over the last five years, the company has begun developing more theatrical productions, including 2001’s Buckaroo Bindlestiff’s Wild West Jamboree, 2003’s High Heels & Red Noses, and 2005’s From the Gutter to the Glitter: A Night Out with the Bindlestiffs. In 2004 Bindlestiff instituted its annual children’s performance program, the Cavalcade of Youth, in which young performers and technical staff (ages 8-20) have the opportunity to hone their skills with variety arts professionals.

he Ma and Pa of the Bindlestiff Family are co-founders Stephanie Monseu and Keith Nelson, who over the last decade have hosted a variety of outrageous talent under the Bindlestiff banner. Individually both Keith and Stephanie provide a vast array of talents from public relations to booking to performing. Their personal dedication to the variety arts, circus, vaudeville, sideshow, and burlesque has made the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus famous among audiences and within the variety performance community.

The size of the Cirkus can range from two to sixteen performers, depending on the show. Over 200 performers from a multitude of disciplines have entertained Bindlestiff audiences across the country and around the world. Bringing the grand spectacle to hundreds of thousands from a live stage, and over a million through television. Dedicated fans come back again and again expecting the very best and most original acts working today.