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The Mickey Mouse Club Show: Circus Acts

The tables below contain all known circus acts appearing in the first two seasons of the original Mickey Mouse Club, by order of appearence. Circus Day shows, especially those involving animal acts, were the most expensive and difficult to produce. They were dropped after the first two seasons, though one first season performance was rerun for a Talent Roundup Day in the third season. There were only sixteen different acts the first season. To fill up the schedule, the film editors often split performances into two or three shows.

Where available, images have been provided from the act's actual performance on the show. Failing that, general publicity photos or images from other appearences have been used. Many photos and much information here came courtesy of the late Bill Strong. For the vast majority of the acts there is simply no picture available. Only original broadcast appearences are listed; reruns are excluded.

Most of the information below was extracted from original research done by Bill Cotter, however, any errors of fact or mistakes in interpretation are my own.

  Season 1   (1955-56)     Season 2   (1956-57)  
  Ted DeWayne Troupe  
  Acrobats  
  Oct 6, 1955  
  The Scipilinis  
  Chimps  
  Oct 4, 1956  
  Bill Henry and  
  Bill Henry Jr  
  Acrobats  
  Oct 13, 1955  
  The Boginos  
  Acrobats  
  Oct 11, 1956  
  The Black Brothers  
  Clowns  
  Oct 20, 1955  
  The George Wong Troupe  
  Acrobats  
  Oct 18, 1956  
  Professor Keller and  
  His Feline Fantastics  
  Big Cats  
  Oct 27, 1955  
  Max Morris  
  Seal Act  
  Oct 25, 1956  
  The Chaudets  
  Magicians  
  Nov 03, 1955  
  Kumar of India  
  Acrobatic Juggler  
  Nov 01, 1956  

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  The Sullivans  
  Unicycle Act  
  Nov 10, 1955  
  The Atomics  
  Tumblers  
  Nov 08, 1956  
  Ray Berwick  
  Rope Tricks  
  Nov 17, 1955  
  The Banana Man  
  Variety & Magic  
  Nov 15, 1956  
  Robbins and Bono  
  Clowns  
  Nov 24, 1955  
  The Carlssons  
  Jugglers  
  Nov 22, 1956  
  Florence Honey Girls  
  Acrobats  
  Dec 01, 1955  
  Nicky Francis  
  Clown  
  Nov 29, 1956  

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  Gentry's Chimps  
  Animal Act  
  Dec 08, 1955  
  Boy Foy  
  Unicyclist-Juggler  
  Dec 06, 1956  
  The Le Roy Marionettes  
  Puppets  
  Dec 15, 1955  
  The Mandarins  
  Tumblers  
  Dec 13, 1956  
  Musical Horse Seranado  
  Animal Act  
  Dec 22, 1955  
  The Marcellis  
  Tumblers  
  Dec 20, 1956  
  Bert Nagle  
  Big Cats  
  Dec 29, 1955  
  The Frielanis  
  Human Pyramid  
  Dec 27, 1956  
  Captain Winston and  
  His Seals  
  Animal Act  
  Jan 19, 1956  
  The Platos  
  Equestrians  
  Jan 03, 1957  
  Chaudets  
  Magicians  
  Jan 19, 1956  
  Tippy and Cobina  
  Chimps  
  Feb 07, 1957  
  The Black Brothers  
  Clowns  
  Jan 26, 1956  
  Nita and Peppi  
  Acrobatic Dancers  
  Feb 07, 1957  
  The Sullivans  
  Acrobats  
  Feb 02, 1956  
  The Half Brothers  
  Jugglers  
  Feb 14, 1957  
  Ted DeWayne Troupe  
  Acrobats  
  Feb 02, 1956  
  The Allen Bears  
  Animal Act  
  Feb 21, 1957  
  Pansy the Horse  
  Costume Horse  
  Feb 09, 1956  
  The Amandis  
  Tumblers  
  Feb 18, 1957  
  Gentry's Elephants  
  Animal Act  
  Feb 16, 1956  
  Bill Dedrick's Pranksters  
  Dog and Pony Act  
  Apr 25, 1957  
  Robbins and Bono  
  Clowns  
  Feb 23, 1956  
  Don Davis  
  One Man Band  
  May 02, 1957  
  The Black Brothers  
  Clowns  
  Feb 23, 1956  
   
  Paula and Paulette  
  Trampoline Artists  
  Mar 01, 1956  
   

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