The ability to let go and be enthralled by a brilliant moment of entertainment or spectacle is at the heart of human experience. At every corner of the globe, people come together to enjoy the most popular and more obscure forms of human amusements. Some might say that Brilliant Corners of Popular Amusements hopes to reinvent the traditions of Vaudeville for a 21st century audience – a live mash up of art forms and entertainment under one umbrella. Our ultimate goal is to create a distinct environment that allows a wide audience to be entertained with the most creative ideas and performers regardless of genre. As a production the event has no stylistic boundaries: it can incorporate circus artists, music, comedians, short film and hopefully more. Additionally, it is not wedded to a festival, time or place. We may pop up in your neighborhood park, at a nearby theater for one night, or just parading down your block.

Brilliant Corners’ inaugural event in 2011 transformed Chicago’s Eckhart Park into a playground for adults and children for three days. For our second fall showcase — running September 21-23, 2012 — Brilliant Corners takes over the Riverfront Theater with music, comedy and circus performances.