Friday, March 29, 2013


What do turkeys have to do with a night out at the theater?  Absolutely nothing.  However, I saw the largest flock of turkeys I've ever seen anywhere on my way to pick up grandtwins Tori and Brianna for our evening out on the town.

Usually we always dress up in our finery whenever we go to see a show, but this time, the girls told me they just wanted to stay in their play clothes.  Funny thing, I hadn't wanted to dress up either this time, and so I didn't, even though this is probably the fanciest venue I've taken the girls to yet.

Here they are, all charged up and ready to enter The Weis Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of Bucknell University.

The Weis Center is a beautiful venue, and its yearly schedule of performances typically includes an interesting mix of performers.  Usually there are several shows that offer reduced rates or free access for programs that are labelled family-friendly.  

The girls had never seen professional circus type performers before, so I thought they might enjoy "Circa."  Based in Australia, the Circa performers execute highly connected and often dangerous acrobatic and tumbling sequences.  Circa's signature style combines physical beauty, extraordinary circus skills, and an immersive use of sound, light, and projection.  

As we waited for the show to start, the girls were fascinated with the lit up performance mat down on the stage.

Of course, there were no photos allowed during the performance, but I did find some pictures from the Circa website to share with you of some of their acts.

The girls especially enjoyed a number in which a girl was able to keep five hoola hoops twirling simultaneously.  Another interesting act involved a guy balancing a tall stack of bricks and then doing a handstand on them as he built them into a higher and higher tower.  In yet another amazing act, a girl folded herself into a tiny hoop, got stuck and then ultimately passed herself through it.  

We all enjoyed the show, and afterwards we talked about other upcoming shows in our area.  

I don't recall if I've ever mentioned how much Tori and Brianna love horses or not.  I didn't imagine it could be possible, but they even located some horses along the upper mezzanine in the Weis Center.  For them, finding these horses was the icing on the cake of an already wonderful evening.

Brianna and Tori

As always, we made some good memories together.  
I sure do love those girlies, and we always have a great time together.


  1. and they were sure to tell me that you tired them out hehe. rachel

  2. So great that they can share these experiences with you. Looks like an excellent performance.

  3. They look like they would be a lot of fun. You are a lucky grandma.

  4. You have darling granddaughters. Sounds like you had a great time. That looks like a fun show.