Posted by – March 25, 2013
Performer Paul Miller has been busy creating his new Summer Reading Program library show for 2013. For many this summer’s CSLP theme, Dig into Reading, will send people down into the dirt. Paul, on the other hand, will dig deeper at his library to uncover new adventures. Below is a brief description:
Can You Dig It?
Performer Paul Miller of Flow Circus takes us back to one memorable summer when his eccentric uncle comes to visit. Unlike any other adult Paul knows, his uncle opens up an exciting, new world of play through stories, books, juggling, magic, and more. More importantly, he encourages Paul not just to copy what others are doing, but to dig deeper and explore his own unique interests and talents.
Paul’s comedy juggling and magic show engages audiences of all ages. Credits include Disney Cruise Lines, Off-Broadway, and performances from coast to coast. He also loves to share his passion for play at schools, libraries, and camps throughout the year.
Our SRP 2013 tween/teen workshops will encourage participants to explore Beneath the Surface and discover skill-based talents such as juggling and skill toys at their library.
We currently have over 100 shows and workshops booked in 8 states, but there are still a few openings. Visit FlowCircus.com/Library for more information about our programs.
Posted by – December 3, 2012
We love Dr. Seuss! One of Paul’s favorite comments from a student came after a school show when the boy compared Paul to the Cat in the Hat (we can’t imagine why!) Our favorite Dr. Seuss book is If I Ran the Circus and Paul has been known to incorporate the book into his storytelling.
We thought it fitting to plan a tour in honor of Dr. Seuss’s birthday which has been designated by the National Education Association as Read Across America. We will be traveling throughout the Northeast (MA, CT, NY, &NJ) the week of February 25 and the DC area the week of March 4th. We have already booked several shows, but still have openings available to help your community celebrate Dr. Seuss!
If you are interested in booking Paul’s Read Yourself Silly performance or any of our other programs for your school or library during this tour, visit FlowCircus.com for more information. For activity ideas and other resources from the NEA, visit their Read Across America page.
Posted by – November 5, 2012
Flow Circus was selected by Lackawanna and Luzerne County Library Systems in Northeastern Pennsylvania to develop a performance about financial literacy for preschoolers as part a grant they received from PNC Bank’s Grow Up Great program. Performer Paul Miller kicked-off the program with fourteen shows during a week-long October tour and looks forward to returning in April to visit more libraries in the region.
In Juggling Money, Paul tells the story of how a trip to the library led him on an adventure filled with high-flying juggling, amazing magic, and the wonders of circus. In the end, he learns that hard work and smart choices lead to rewarding results. The show had a wonderful response as you can see in these photos in our Photo Gallery and this quote from the Nancy Kay Holmes Library in Scranton:
In and of itself, his act (the magic tricks/pantomime/juggling) is amazing, but more importantly, the flawless (and fun!) way he incorporates the themes of Spending, Sharing, and Saving into his act is beyond impressive! Our parents and kids LOVED this event, and this was a TERRIFIC way to kick-off the PNC Grow Up Great financial literacy campaign!
To learn about our other library programs, visit FlowCircus.com/library. Contact Flow Circus if you are interested in learning more about Juggling Money or if your organization would be interested in having Flow Circus customize a performance or workshop to fit specific grant objectives.
Posted by – September 1, 2012
The results for Summer 2012 are in – over 100 library performances and 20 tween/teen workshops in 9 different states. Our home state of North Carolina hosted us for the largest number of programs with Pennsylvania coming in a close second. We were excited to also add Massachusetts and Virginia to our summer tour schedule. Many thanks to all of these libraries for inviting us to their communities and helping to make this our most successful summer yet.
Keeping with the tradition we started many years ago, we created a video with highlights from Dream Big – READ! performances. Even if you didn’t get to see Paul’s show this summer, you’ll be sure to get a laugh from the comical ways in which he tries to get the attention of his “mom.”
We are currently booking for the 2013 Dig into Reading Summer Reading Program. Visit FlowCircus.com/library for more information on our programs.
Posted by – December 12, 2011
We have been busy fielding calls and emails about Summer 2012 and our tour schedule is taking shape. Paul is still working out the details for his Dream Big – READ! performance to fit this summer’s theme, but you can be sure that it will inspire children of all ages to discover new skills and interests at their library. To see how Paul used storytelling, juggling, and magic to highlight past SRP themes, visit our video gallery. We also offer engaging hands-on tween/teen workshops that will help Own the Night. For more information about these workshops, visit flowcircus.com/library.
Summer 2012 Tour Schedule:
Week of 6/4: Alabama
Week of 6/11: Western NC & Upstate SC
Week of 6/18: Pennsylvania
Week of 6/25: New York & Northern New Jersey
Week of 7/2: North Carolina
Week of 7/9: New Jersey & Pennsylvania
Week of 7/16: North and South Carolina
Week of 7/23: TBD (Available for a library tour of 10+ shows)
Week of 7/30: New Jersey & Pennsylvania
Week of 8/6 & 8/13: Northeast (NJ, NY, & CT)
to check availability for specific dates/times. The schedule above may change as we move forward with planning so feel free to contact us with your requests.
Posted by – August 31, 2011
Flow Circus just finished its 2011 Summer Reading Program tour of One Toy, Many Stories performances and Skill Toys from Around the World workshops. We want to thank the over 70 libraries that hosted us this summer. For more information about Flow Circus library performances and workshops visit our FlowCircus.com/library.
Watch our highlights video below to get a glimpse of the fun we had and don’t forget to Eat Your Tomatoes!
Posted by – June 20, 2011
Flow Circus kicked-off Summer Reading Programs in Alabama & North Carolina with a new performance One Toy, Many Stories and the hands-on tween/teen workshop Skill Toys from Around the World.
Paul’s 2011 SRP performance includes some old favorites like his 5 ball juggling routine, but also incorporates fun new routines. As always, the audience helps to create a unique show every time!
To see more pictures from our tours, visit our Photo Gallery. We look forward to bringing Flow Circus performances and workshops to libraries in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, & Connecticut throughout the summer months. Keep up with our tour schedule by becoming a fan of on our Facebook Page.
Posted by – August 31, 2010
A very special thank you to the over 80 libraries that we visited this summer.
Paul had so much fun developing a performance around the Make A Splash theme that combined storytelling, juggling, magic, and of course comedy. We also helped teens Make Waves by teaching them new juggling, skill toy, and balloon twisting skills.
Sit back, relax, and enjoy the video capturing the fun we had!
Posted by – July 24, 2010
Paul has been busy this summer entertaining families from Alabama to Connecticut with his antics. His 2010 Summer Reading Program performance encourages kids (and adults too!) to learn new skills so that they can Make a Splash and get recognized in a positive way. Paul starts the show with the story about how he jumped in a huge puddle one summer day because no one was paying attention to him. He gets his whole family wet and they are not very happy!
His grandmother is about to leave on a trip to Asia and makes a deal with him……learn to do something that will make people smile and she will bring him a gift from her travels. Paul spends the summer learning to juggle, perform magic, and discovers other toys that require practice. He and his friends put on circus shows in his front yard and he realizes that he likes the applause! When his grandmother finally comes home, she brings him a new skill toy for him to learn – the Japanese kendama. Paul can’t wait to see what new tricks he can learn and perform for more applause!
If you have been at one of the 90+ Flow Circus library shows this summer, feel free to comment here. To see more photos visit our Photo Gallery.