A Few Kind Words!
Thanks to all of the fabulous clients, performers, and artisans who I have had the pleasure of connecting, collaborating and creating with. Circus produced a number of industry events featuring a range of performers such as Burlesque performers, Circus acts, Sideshow acts, Musicians, Singers, Magicians, Dancers, Variety Entertainment, Body Painters, Artists, & Dj's.
I have had the extreme pleasure of using a number of Circus Entertainment services over the past few years and will be coming back for the amazing talent and professional services. In some cases, they have been commissioned to produce beautiful artist creations for events, through Bighead Murals, and in other cases, they provided amazing entertainment for initiatives such as CANFAR, Music Festivals and a variety of Art Gallery exhibitions. Every time, the service was outstanding, the girls were beautiful, a pleasure to work with and provided exactly what was needed and more. I will forever look for more reasons to use Circus Entertainment and would highly recommend them without hesitation for any number of their services.
Joanne O'Neill Liss Gallery, CANFAR
CABARET | The Circus Cabaret Roadshow"
The Laurentian Room of the Winchester Hotel on Toronto's east side has stood vacant for nearly thirty years, but the old vaudevillian venue has been completely restored to its old art deco glory and renamed the Samovar Room. The Circus Cabaret Roadshow looks to reignite the venue's cabaret heritage with a sort of American Idol: Cabaret Edition kind of competition which will showcase both new and upcoming talent as well as Circus Entertainment's impressive roster of performance artists. They'll be a DJ playing tunes from as far back as the 1940s and the winner gets cash! Just the chance to see this gorgeous room is probably worth the trip."Samovar Room, 51A Winchester Ave., 9 pm
Radar: October 6, 2009, Posted by Ben Spurr
Circus Entertainment and LG Fashion Week Fall 2010 The Party of Style"I have worked with Circus Jo on several occasions over the years on fabulous events in Toronto and her ability to create truly amazing visual art elements for my events has always blown me away. Circus Entertainment provided a burlesque blast of style and sexiness to our Party of Style Finale event in April 2010. Circus Jo’s attention to detail and professionalism, as well as her ability to provide a diverse range of entertainment options and imaginative ideas to my events always makes me look great to my clients!
Gilles Belanger Sinthetic Productions Inc. Toronto-Los Angeles-Puerto Vallarta Mexico
"I have had the pleasure of working with Jojo for over 7 years. Mixer Inc. continually turns to Jojo and Circus Entertainment to provide quality and professional talent and entertainment services for Special Events. As an agency that takes pride in producing quality events for high profile Global Brands, Mixer is very selective in working with the "right" partners. Jojo is certainly one of them! With a professional approach and an in-depth understanding of client's objectives, Jojo always delivers entertainment solutions that are not only a perfect fit for the event but of the highest quality in this market."
"Thank You, Jojo, for being such a fantastic partner!"
Rick Lasky | Managing Director | M!XER Inc.
"Burlesque is so hot right now. It seems like every night in Toronto there are tassels twirling to some almost-forgotten jazz number in the back of a retro-chic club. Circus Entertainment is no stranger to burlesque shows (they call them Peek-A-Boo Babes) or to other sideshow performers like magicians, body painters, and circus acts. In addition to their other work hosting parties around the city (they work a lot with various liquor companies), Circus Entertainment will now present the Circus Cabaret Roadshow, an all-new weekly adult-centred variety and talent show contest designed specifically to discover new variety entertainers of all different genres (not just burlesque, although there's probably a lot of that too). Held at the recently renovated Laurentian Room on the second floor of the Winchester Hotel in Cabbagetown (now a re-christened vodka bar called the Samovar Room), the Circus Cabaret Roadshow promises to submerse revelers into the vintage cool of the '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s, and for some reason the '80s too. Tonight's event, "The Playground," will entertain guests with go-go dancers, music from DJ Misty, prizes, cheap drinks (four dollar bar rails!), and merchandise from Circus' Doll House Boutique." Winchester Hotel, Samovar Room 51 Winchester Street, 9 p.m., $5 at the door.
By Colleen Hale-Hodgson
"Jojo from Circus Entertainment designed the backdrop and setting for our show “Swing in the Night, A Vaudeville Cabaret”. We simply told her the theme of our show, which was a 1930’s swing feel with a modern twist and it was to be set in a bar/lounge. She sent us a couple digital prototypes to choose from a month or two before the show opened and waited for our go ahead on the one we wanted. When we saw the finished product we couldn’t believe our eyes!! It was even better than the digital photo we originally saw and it added so much character to our show. Also, by simply adding her red satin fabric as our tablecloths and purple draping over top of the stage, she made the cast look like they were actually inside the bar/lounge she created. Jojo is a genius at what she does, she is so talented and such a delight to work with."The other bonus to Jojo’s skillful artwork is her ability to lead the cast on the day of the performances. We hired Jojo as our Stage Manager as it is difficult for us to run backstage and organize the front of the house as we perform in the shows as well. She is amazing at keeping everyone on task, running the shows on time and organizing all of our set changes. She is an incredible multi-tasker, extremely professional and knows her way around any stage." "Thank you so much, Jojo and we are looking forward to the next project together."