“Imaginative…delightfully clever…the show exudes … warmth and affection…all but irresistible.”

Spectacle Magazine, June 2016

“It’s fantastic. There are certain things that make New York City so incredibly special. And this is one of them.”

New York Times, February 1, 1998
article by Kim Palchikoff

“The Bindlestiffs are responsible for spawing the whole neo-vaudeville, independent circus performer trend evident…throughout Williamsburg and lower Manhattan.”

Village Voice, September 3-9, 1997
article by Frank Owen

“The Other Greatest Show on Earth!”

Troy Register, July, 2006

“This was not any circus I had seen before. It was the circus I had been waiting for.”

—Johnson State College’s Basement Medicine, 29 November, 2007
article by Hillary Hayward

“Keith Nelson and Stephanie Monseu—the founders of the Bindlesiff Family Cirkus, a troupe of clowns, magicians, acrobats, burlesque danders and sideshow acts—brought vaudeville back to Times Square…the first continuous vaudeville venue in the area in 70 years.”

Time Out: New York, August 8-15, 2002
article by Raven Snook

“For the first time in 70 years, there is a continuous vaudeville show in Times Square, the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus. It’s old-fashioned variety entertainment of the sort Ed Sullivan so astutely scooped up, but with twists.”

—”Old-Time Vaudeville Looks Young Again”
New York Times, November 24, 2002
article by Douglas Martin

“This troupe of circus artists…will remind your family what the circus is really about.”

Time Out New York: Kids, July 2012

“A Bindlestiff Family Cirkus performance is not a normal night out at the theater.”

City Paper, Nashville, TN, June 20, 2006
article by Alexa Hinton

“A decade ago, there were loft parties and shows by the fledgling Bindlestiff Family Cirkus, a neo–vaudeville troupe that now has a national following, but that was about it, Now…there are more than a dozen spaces devoted to theatrical work…”

—from an article about Williamsburg, Brooklyn
New York Times, February 6, 2005
article by Ada Calhoun

“If you crave to share with your children the circus as you remember it, the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus is the right address.”

Time Out New York: Kids, July 2012