top of page

The Strange Family Circus performs old time circus, sideshow, fire performance, magic, comedy, variety arts and burlesque acts with a modern edge. Based in Tucson, AZ, The Strange Family Circus is Arizona’s award winning, longest running circus sideshow. Core members Dr. Rev. Stephen Strange and “Mother Fakir” Sahar Mitchell Strange have received national recognition appearing with industry leaders The Brothers’ Grim Show, Flam Chen Pyrotechnic Theatre and Coney Island Circus Sideshow. The Strange Family Circus have brought their unique, high energy vaudeville style to art galleries, festivals, small theaters, nightclubs, resorts, schools, conventions, promotional and corporate events and can officiate weddings. The Strange Family Circus performs both family friendly and adult shows.

The Strange Family Circus has performed throughout the United States with the Pretty Things Peep Show, OzzFest, Hell City Tattoo Convention, The Fiesta Bowl Block Party, The Phoenix Symphony and Old Tucson Studios. As an opening act, they have appeared with rock bands Santana, Heart, Calexico, Perry Farrell, Paul Oakenfold and Garbage and made a special appearance for the screening of the short film “The Devil’s Carnival” directed by Darren Lynn Bousman (of the Saw movies). In 2014, they developed a new show “The Science of Sideshow,” for the Arizona Science Center. The Strange Family Circus continues to be the highest rated attraction at Old Tucson Studios’ Halloween event “Nightfall.” 



Strange Family Circus takes pride in their showmanship, skill and longevity as performers.


Strange Family Circus carefully research their material and draw from influences such as Hindu fakir street magic.


The Strange Family Circus perform as solo artists, as a duo and as a troupe. Performances can be set up as a stage show with short vignettes, as ambient characters, or as street entertainment.


Strange Family Circus borrow from Harry Houdini, circus/carnival sideshows and old vaudeville husband and wife teams such as Burns and Allen.


Strange Family Circus takes the wonder of early 20th century entertainment and updates it for a cynical, multicultural world. 

bottom of page