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Doctor Finnegan’s Circus featuring Le Carnivale Toxique

Doctor Finnegan’s Circus Featuring Le Carnivale Toxique

for immediate release

9/12/2021 SALT LAKE CITY – Louisiana’s popular sideshow troupe, Doctor Finnegan’s Circus, is stopping on its national tour at Alliance Theater, in Salt Lake City’s Trolley Square on September 12th, for a 2pm matinee show. Opening for these rapscallions is Le Carnivale Toxique, fan favorite of The Great Salt Lake Fringe Festival from The Puppets in the City.

Doctor Finnegan’s Circus is a comedy circus troupe specializing in American sideshow style entertainment, headed by Doctor Finnegan with Chip Rascal and The Reverend Sean Theroux. 

This triop, dubbed the “Looney Tunes of Sideshow,” has been entertaining audiences of all ages from Boston to Austin and all around the country for over a decade with their modern theatrical twist on classic circus performances such as Sword Swallowing, Bed of Nails, and The Human Blockhead.Their performance at the 2019 Southern Sideshow Hootenanny in New Orleans, LA was awarded Top Performance amongst the nation’s very best performance artists.

Le Carnivale Toxique is a production of Puppets in the City, and explores what happens when would-be robbers discover a hidden carnival in the alley where they’re hiding. The weirdest, most wonderful show on Earth brings The Acrobats of O’possum Imposdiboe, the Fantastique Fishman, Madame Le Roche and the Giant Indestructible Tardigrade. 

Puppets in the City is a non-profit performing and teaching company  providing puppets, puppet shows, workshops and general puppetry skills, with professional puppeteers on hand to teach and train in the art of puppetry. They also create puppets, scripts and shows for all ages with themes of no bullying, multi-cultural tolerance, and encouraging/developing literacy.

Kenshin Taiko, a cultural Taiko drumming troupe, will be thundering up the audience with “Taiko Tyme.” Kenshin teaches the art of traditional Japanese Drumming, with classes and drop-in sessions. 

Doctor Finnegan’s Circus Featuring Le Carnivale Toxique is being brought to Salt Lake City by Scixxy’s Greater Shows, a local small production company specializing in weird and untoward shows with a focus on variety, diversity and inclusion.

Alliance Theater is part of the Utah Arts Alliance, a Utah non-profit dedicated to fostering the arts in all forms to create an AWARE, EMPOWERED, and CONNECTED community.

This show will be livestreamed throughout the world, with an intimate studio audience at the theater where these stunning acts will be performing. Tickets are $10 for the livestream and $15 for a seat in theater.


Doctor Finnegan’s Circus:

Puppets in the City:

Kenshin Taiko:

Scixxy’s Greater Shows:

Alliance Theater:

Utah Arts Alliance:

For any questions, call Scix Maddix at 385 419 8790