Stagez in the Round

SAND CREEK festival, inc. PRESENTS

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Stagez in the Round & Other


10:30 – 11:00   The Wichita Caledonian Pipes & Drums

11:00 – 11:30   Haywire Circus – A One Women Show w/ Madeline Falley (Show#1)

11:30 -12:30    Hypnotist Brian Scott

12:30 -1:00      The Great Brain Freeze

1:00 – 2:00       Newton Community Theatre

2:00 – 2:30       Haywire Circus – A One Women Show w/ Madeline Falley (Show #2)

2:30 – 3:30       Flow Foundry Aerialists

3:30 – 4:30        Bethel College Music Showcase

Wichita Caledonain

10:30 – 11:00   The Wichita Caledonian Pipes & Drums

The Wichita Caledonian Pipes & Drums are the premier performance and competition pipe band in south central Kansas. Since its foundation in 2006 by members of the Wichita music community, WCPDB has quickly become a leader in honoring, teaching and sharing the spectacular legacy of traditional Highland Bagpipe music.

Wichita Caledonian Pipes & Drums has an absolute commitment to the preservation of the Great Highland Pipes within our community. Facilitated by a curricula developed by professional musicians, members of the band volunteer countless hours offering instruction on both pipes and associated percussion, all at absolutely no charge to the student! Through this process, the band hopes to ensure the future of piping and broaden the visibility of the arts.

haywire Circus

11:00 – 11:30   Haywire Circus – A One Women Show w/ Madeline Falley (Show #1)

2:00 – 2:30   Haywire Circus – A One Women Show w/ Madeline Falley (Show #2)

Madeline Falley is a Midwest based Tightwire Artist. She has spent the majority of her life finding structures to balance on, starting with the fences on her family farm. “The cows make for great company,” she says. However, the cows are not her only audience, Madeline has been dazzling crowds around North America since 2015, on wires that range from 6 feet to 20 feet tall. And no matter what kind of event it is, Madeline says the energy from performing comes through the connection to the audience. “I’ve done events for 50 people in venues so small that we can barely fit the aerial rig in the space,” she says. “In that situation, the audience is just feet away. It’s so human. You can catch an individual’s eye. They’re close enough to see you sweat. It makes a performance feel more intimate. Those tiny little individual exchanges make every performance different.” A big production for thousands of people, delivers a different dynamic, she says. “A big event at a big venue gives you opportunities for oversized staging and rigging that can deliver an oversized wow factor. It’s a unique experience to sit on a trapeze and dangle your feet 10 feet over the head of the tallest person in the room. And at big events, I’ve gotten to work with larger groups of performers. It’s great to combine all that energy. And still the connection with the audience is the exciting part. You can feel that they’re rooting for you.”

Beyond tightwire Madeline performs on aerial silks, and trapeze, and she does juggling, clowning and theatre. She graduated in June 2021 from Circadium School of Contemporary Circus in Philadelphia. Her thesis project from the three-year program explores themes related to self-understanding and acceptance and social norms and showcases her unique hybrid tightwire style, with movement not just above the wire, but below and around the wire and platforms. It is not uncommon to see glimpses of what might once have been trapeze, dance, or even Chinese pole in her wire work. “It’s exciting to connect the dots from one apparatus to my core discipline. I love the idea of moving wire walking in unexpected directions—literally and figuratively. It’s exciting to break new ground.”

11:30 – 12:30   Hypnotist Brian Scott

The mind is a terrible thing to waste, but who says you can’t play with it? Come and watch a spectacular show of mesmerizing fun and fantasy! or better yet, be part of the show!! This will be the perfect time to come see a show unlike any other around! The sights and fun of the show will be amazing.  Hypnosis can be very entertaining and you do not want to miss this.

Brian is a local Newtonian devoting his time to learning new and exciting skills, as he has for several years from six top notch hypnosis trainers / mentors in United States and Canada. Brain owns and operates A New You Hypnosis, LLC here in Newton.

Ice Cream Eating

12:30 – 1:00   The Great Brain Freeze

“Ladies and gentlemen, children of all ages, welcome to this spectacular, third annual ice cream eating contest! This will certainly be the greatest Brain Freeze Newton has ever seen. See, or be, one of FIVE finalists to attempt the impossible; to eat their weight in ice cream!”

Well, maybe not their weight, but as much as possible for a chance to win the coveted trophy! How do you get your name in the hopper for a chance to be drawn as a contestant? It’s simple, submit your name below for the chance to be four of the five eating the most frozen bowls of yumminess in three minutes… AND freeze your brain! The Defending champion always has chair at the table to defend their honor. If for some reason, they do not show up, we will choose one person out of the crowd!

Then after witnessing The Great Brain Freeze Contest the audience can cool down with a FREE frozen treat in the heat of July. What more can you ask for in life? IT’S FREE ICE CREAM IN JULY!

Newton Community Theatre

1:00 – 2:00   Newton Community Theatre

The Newton Community Theatre is pleased to announce the summer 2024 musical, TBA, July ??-??. This hour long performance will tease music from this long loved musical!


2:30 – 3:30   Flow Foundry Aerialists

Flow Foundry aerialists create eye-catching entertainment with a unique aerial performance! We have a variety of props and acts, with a 20 ft. mobile rig for event entertainment with crowd engagement. We are experienced, insured professionals with a passion for entertaining and sharing our creative talents. Our past performance credits include Wichita River Festival, Wichita Art Museum, Great Plains Renaissance Festival, Boyscouts & Girlscouts, The Arts Council, Botanica, Cowtown, Crown Uptown Theater, Phlox Kansas, American Rose Theater, Wichita Burlesque, Model Mayhem ICT, ArtAID, Final Fridays in Old Town and more.

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3:30 – 4:30   Bethel College Music Showcase


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