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PAS Presents The Squirm Burpee Circus Free March 5

February 22, 2013

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MACOMB, IL – The Performing Arts Society (PAS) will present The Squirm Burpee Circus, free as a 'thank-you' to the community, on Tuesday, March 5 at Western Illinois University.

The show begins at 7 p.m. in the University Union Grand Ballroom.

The Squirm Burpee Circus is a Vaudevillian show with a variety of acts, including The Human Cannon and chainsaw juggling, mixed with comedy routines and swing dancing. The show is described as an "exhilarating, fantastical adventure featuring classic Vaudeville comedy, high-skill circus acts and a plot rooted in American Melodrama."

The show will be hosted by the Baron Vegan von Hamburger, the sworn enemy of the Squirm Burpee Circus, who takes the audience on a journey back through time with his monkey-powered circus wagon.

The performance will also feature Mike the Handsome and Dashing Dave, two dapper Vaudevillians and world-class jugglers, trying to put on a show, despite their unique girl problems.

In addition to the free community show, a free performance of The Squirm Burpee Circus will be presented by the Youth Performing Arts Series (YPAS) at 10 a.m. on March 5. YPAS is funded by the PAS. To become a member and support the arts, visit

For more information on the performance, visit

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