Prepare to be amazed, to be aghast and slightly harrassed...

Welcome one and all to Roustabout!
"Belly laugh slapstick and stunning artistry!

-Rochester City Newspaper
Inspired by the magic and mystery of the golden age of circus and featuring a fascinating blend of curiosities and feats of human pageantry, Roustabout is part carnival midway and part mordern punk rock circus. Aerialists, acrobats, jugglers and of course the Six-Foot Man Eating Chicken promise to thrill and amaze in this death-defying, rolling-in-the-aisles spectacular.

"Roustabout is a little like riding a rollercoaster that's wheels have come off - full of twists and turns, thrilling and a little bit terrifying."
-City Newspaper

"Get your tickets, check them out, you gotta see what all the fuss is about!"
-FOX 13, Good Day Rochester


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Sxip Shirey is a composer/producer and performer based in New York City. He most recently toured internationally with the theater/circus arts production "LIMBO "which was developed between Strut N Fret productions in Australia and Underbelly in London with South Bank Center as a coproducer. Shirey teaches at the Norwegian Theater Academy in Fredrikstad Norway, which Shirey considers "The Black Mountain College of NOW". Shirey has been a featured performer at TED. He wrote the music for the short film "Statuesque" written and directed by Neil Gaiman and staring Bill Nighy and most recently lead the band at Madonna's Birthday Party in the Hamptons. Shirey is a 2011 United States Artist Fellow. He is currently working on the music for "Excuse Me There's a Faggot in My Closet", a new musical by Craig Harwood, as well as a new album entitled "Goodnight Little Machines" expected to be released in 2019.
Sxip Shirey
Music Director & Composer