Twangiest show on Earth - Lone Star Circus Embraces Texas Ways
"Oh Là Là! is a love letter to Texas. For years, Fanny Kerwich, an
eighth-generation circus performer turned Texan, has deftly mixed local and international performers for a Lone Star Circus show that can only be seen here.This year, she further embraces
her chosen state with cowboy homages and jokes. Texas singer-songwriter-actor Gary Lynn Floyd sets the tone with Lyle Lovett’s “That’s Right,”..."
December 30, 2014 - TheaterJones.com By MARK LOWRY/ read more
Charivari, a Joyous Celebration
"With a loyal following that grows every year, Lone Star Circus puts on a show at the dawn of each new year filled with the artistry of multi-generational circus stars thanks to founder Fanny Kerwich who brings together these wonderful entertainers in what has become a favorite part of the holidays for many in the DFW area.
This year was no exception. There were so many performances in Charivari that were truly outstanding. A highlight of the evening..."
December 31, 2013 - By MINA FRANNEA / TheMomsJournal.com read more
"In case you were wondering if there’s a stage that can handle both B.J. Cleveland and Liz Mikel—two local actors known for being larger-than-life onstage and off, not to mention having two of the most recognizable laughs when they’re in an audience—look no farther than the latest year-turning performance from Lone Star Circus at the Dallas Children’s Theater, which this year joins as a collaborator.
Mikel took on the role of Mistress of Merriment last year, and this time, she’s joined by Cleveland as Ringmaster..."
December 31, 2013 - By MARK LOWRY / Theater Jones read more
Circus Artists Dazzle
"Circus is the art of the impossible. Artists train for years to dazzle, delight and stretch the imagination about what humans — and animals — can do. They fly, they spin, they juggle, and balance from bizarre heights."
January 1, 2013 - By NANCY CHURNIN / Dallas Morning News - Arts & Life read more
Stretch it Out
Lone Star Circus delivers another winning year of Cirque Banquiste at the Rosewood Center for Family Arts.
December 30, 2012 - By MARK LOWRY / Theater Jones read more
Cirque Banquisté is Mesmerizing
"Our family caught the opening night performance of Cirque Banquisté! last night. We saw the show last year and loved it so we were eagerly anticipating this year's production — we weren't disappointed! Directed by Fanny Kerwich, founder of Lone Star Circus, Cirque Banquiste! creatively combines the excitement of thrilling circus acts that will keep you on the edge of your seat..."
December 28, 2012 - By MINA FRANNEA / The Mom's Journal read more
A Dispatch from Lone Star Circus' "Banquisté!"
"It's around this time of year that everyone's holiday buzz begins to fizzle, and the glow of enthusiasm that met the late year celebrations wanes into exhaustion. We all get the holiday hangover, but there is an energetic and live antidote to those blues that you may not have thought of: the circus."
December 28, 2012 - By MATTHEW LAWSON / Dallas Observer blogs read more
May 9, 2012 - By LINDSEY BEVER / NeighborsGo.com read more
Cirque Banquisté, a labor of love, selling out fast
"I was feeling a little guilty about taking so long to get up this blog post about Cirque Banquiste!. The international circus experience put together right here in Texas by Fanny Kerwich, an eighth generation circus artist and married Dallas mom of two, opened Thursday.
But then I found out that the Thursday AND Friday performances are sold out..."
December 30, 2011 - By NANCY CHURNIN / Dallas Morning News read more
July 20, 2010 - By KRISTJANA GUDMUNDSSON / The Dallas Morning News read more
Hanging with the Circus
"I knew it was going to be a good day when I saw "adults in circus school" on my assignment. And it was!
Sure enough, the Lone Star Circus instructor was kind enough to let me try out the aerial silks..."
July 15, 2010 - COURTNEY CHURNIN / The Dallas Morning News Photo Blog read more
"Several students in the new production of Barnum learned the trapeze and aerial 15 to 20 feet up from the floor. For this production, the Stratford High auditorium will be transformed into circus tent..."
January 2009 - Flying trapezes swing at Stratford High - Spring Branch ISD News read more
"Circuses come from faraway places, right? Well, not since eighth-generation circus performer Fanny Kerwich married Dallas lawyer Mark Doyle and started a family and her very own Lone Star Circus Arts Center here. The nonprofit organization was incorporated in 2006 with the mission of promoting circus arts in Dallas."