"Bri Crabtree’s Silly Circus Show was such a fun performance at our library! The kids really enjoyed it and had lots of laughs throughout, with the unexpected bonus that the adults were laughing right alongside the kids. Cute, silly, comedic and talented, what more could you ask for! Leading up to the performance, Bri was prompt, flexible, and informative in all our correspondence. I would happily recommend Bri to anyone looking for a fun performance. "
Martha M., Hayward Public Library, July 2019.
"Bri was great to work with! She made scheduling a breeze and was prompt in replying to any questions I had. Her show is the perfect mixture of fun, silliness, and circus entertainment. Both the kids and the adults were engaged the entire time and laughing throughout! We can't wait to have her back at our library!"
Ashley McInnes, Librarian, San Lorenzo Library, April 2019.
"Bri Crabtree has been presenting wonderful programs at Burlingame Public Library for several years. Her performance is top-notch and includes just the right amount of silly and fun! A crowd-pleaser – for kids and parents alike!"
Kathy von Mayrhauser, Librarian, Burlingame Library, March 2019.
“Thank you so much for your professionalism, flexibility and fantastic performance! The kids were laughing the entire time and totally entertained by your show. My daughter even came home telling some of your jokes and trying to balance things on her feet! The teachers were talking about how magical it was to hear the kids laughter and see their delight at your silly illusions and antics. I really appreciate you starting a few minutes early too, you were a pleasure to work with and I’ll be passing along recommendations to other groups!”
Fundraiser Organizer, Los Gatos Saratoga Observation Nursery School November 2018
“We’ve had Bri provide strolling entertainment for a couple of years at our elementary school fall carnival in Oakland… she is a great addition!! Bri is friendly, fun and welcoming to kids of all ages. She has a very nice way of interacting and engaging with people. Plus, she is communicative, organized and easy to book. I highly recommend Bri’s strolling entertainment for your next event!”
Fundraiser Organizer, Chabot Elementary School, October 2018
"Bri Crabtree filled our downtown with the energy and silliness that was beyond our expectations. She took the challenge to take a unused public area and turned it in to a fun performance space. Families and passerby’s alike stopped to see what was in store and by the end of her show, the corner was packed with smiling faces. Bri truly is a performer for this generation. She is a treat for children, but also a provides a fun show for parents. If I could book her at the ArtAbout every month, I would!"
Entertainment Curator "2nd Friday Art About " Davis, CA. September 2018.
“Bri was our balloon artist, face painter and eccentric silly circus act all in ONE. She arrived prompt for her shift and had a positive cheerful attitude throughout the course of the day. She was super flexible when we made timing adjustments and the kids loved her! Bri is truly talented and we were happy to have her at our annual GSW Bring Your Kid’s to Work Day.” – Golden State Warriors Events Coordinator. August 2018.
“Bri Crabtree is a charming entertainer, adept at fun interactions with a few kids or clowning in front of a big crowd. We have enjoyed her act at Stanford Live a couple times and wouldn’t hesitate to invite her back!”
-Director of Music Programs, Engagement and Education Stanford Live . July 2018.
"Bri Crabtree’s Silly Circus visited our public library and we had a BLAST! Magic, juggling, sleight of hand, genuine silliness, and a unicycle kept the kids thoroughly engaged. Eager participants lept at the chance to help Bri on stage. Parents commented that it “felt like a stand-up comedy show” and said that Bri was one of the BEST performers we’ve ever had. Thank you, Bri!"
-Principal Librarian Anaheim Public Library
"The Silly Circus is everything you want for a library performance, and much more. Bri is not only extremely talented and entertaining, she is also great with the audience, particularly kids, and even allows for a few of them to get in on the act. She is funny, welcoming, engaging, and her tricks are all extremely impressive. If you want a premium performer who is professional, and has the ability to captivate an audience of all ages, look no further than Bri and the Silly Circus. Highly recommended!"
Library Assistant, South San Francisco Public library.
"Bri Crabtree captivates her audiences with silliness and spectacle. She was hired for our Noon Year’s Eve community event that entertains over 200 children and their parents. The crowd really responded to her show that was packed with jokes and juggling tricks that I had not seen other performers do. The kids and parents were laughing and having a good time throughout. Many of the parents let me know how much they enjoyed the show afterword. She was professional and very responsive when we requested to book her and when going over show details prior to the event. She was punctual, brought her own PA system, and welcomed kids in a fun and warm way prior to the show. We at the Albany Community Center would highly recommend Bri if you are in need of a talented and reliable entertainer for an event you are hosting."
Recreation Coordinator, Albany Recreation & Community Services
"Our residents were amazed, entertained and thrilled with your show. We were all impressed with your talents...I'm sure you saw the staff coming by to watch. I personally want to express my gratitude to you, Bri, for staying and doing the 45 minute show after your hour strolling performance. I now it was a last minute request being our music entertainers cancelled. Again, I have to say how impressed we all were with your diversity, quality and quantity of material. Very professional. Thank you."
Program Director at Brookdale Senior Living
"I loved your performance today at the Burlingame Library -- Thank you for being so silly!! My laughter echoed the rollicking chortles and guffaws of the toddlers!! Bless you for the good work that you do!!!"
Email sent from Charles O.
"We had a wonderful program here at the Excelsior Branch today, June 19th, 2017. The children had the fortunate experience of being a part of Bri Crabtree's Silly Circus Show. Bri made the show very interactive with the young audience. Bri has excellent skills when it come to juggling, making things magically disappear and multiply, along with her effervescent and comical personality. Both children and adults said, "how'd she do that!", when the magic took place. About 60 patrons in all attended, and a magical experience was shared by all. Highly recommended for future library programs."
Children's Librarian, Excelsior Library, San Francisco.
"We hired Bri for our Circus Theme - Annual Employee Party. She did a great job working the crowd during cocktail hour. She also did an additional performance during the event. She was extremely flexible, when we asked her to stay additional time. We'd definitely book Bri again for an employee event!
Assistant Director at Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco
OUTDOOR FESTIVAL SHOWS
“My family and I were at the Fairfax festival this weekend and I just wanted to say thank you for doing a great show. I asked my almost 4 year old son what his favorite thing about the festival was and he said the lady who did all the tricks Thanks again!”
Audience Member Fairfax Festival, CA, June 2018.
“Bri Crabtree's lovable antics lit up the stage at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival! She skillfully wooed our crowd of no less than a few thousand children with her creative clowning and vibrant costume. Anon Events was delighted to have her!”
Mojo DeVille, Anon Events Talent Coordinator, September 2015
“Her shows were a hit, drawing huge crowds and lots of attention.”
Recreation Coordinator – Facilities City of Mountain View, Aug. 2015
Bri was hired to be one of our main entertainment hosts at our office holiday party and it was a success! Although we had a masquerade-themed party and her expertise is mostly juggling, she adapted quickly to the environment and painted beautiful masks on people's faces. Not only that - she performed various juggling performances and everyone loved it. She was very positive and energetic, always with a smile on her face. We appreciated that she was flexible with her services and gave us such a great experience!
Maria M, VASCO Data Security, January 24, 2019
"My favorite new act that I saw last night was a wonderful hat manipulation act by Bri Crabtree. Perfect act. Her character was just wonderful and her hat manipulations fit the act so damn well! I’m not going to go into detail, but let me say, if you get the chance to see Bri don’t miss it!”
Audience member at Scot Nery's Boobie Trap Los Angeles, April 2017
“I have to admit...I fell a bit in love **heart emojji smiley emojji**. Your act was adorable, quirky, silly, poised, clever, and just really well put together. Thank you for your art!”
Audience member at Tourette’s Without Regrets, March 2017
"A joyous and playful delight onstage! And a pro off stage!"
Christian Cagigal Co-Founder of Fog City Magic Fest, San Francisco, CA.
"Bri Crabtree is not only a producer’s dream to work with she dazzles the audience every single time. At Red Hots Burlesque we always have a adult crowd, sometimes they're distracted with booze and babes, and Bri uses her physical prowess and comedic genius to captivate and amuse them! On a personal note, she's adorable. Her acts make me feel rejuvenated and like I want to clown around with her. She's an upbeat and silly gal."
Dottie Lux Red Hots Burlesque producer, San Francisco, CA
"Bri Crabtree's hat-juggling act is a crowd favorite at Hubba Hubba Revue. Bri transmits a fun, positive energy that our audience loves, while her skills keep them riveted & cheering."
Jim Sweeney Hubba Hubba producer, San Francisco, CA
"I worked with Bri Crabtree during my circus show that ran from Thanksgiving weekend through Christmas. She was highly professional, personable and an all-around pleasure to work with. Bri's juggling antics are very charming. She manages to draw the audience to her from the moment she arrives on stage. By expression, movement, and attitude, Bri invites us into her
universe and charms us to the end. I would highly recommend Bri Crabtree as a professional and very creative performer.”
Michel Michelis Cirque Boheme producer, Sonoma CA.
"Bri Crabtree is always a delight to work with; from rope tricks to juggling acts she brings a seasoned polish to the even the goofiest of routines. It’s refreshing to work with, and be entertained by, a performer who has such a wide breadth of scope in material as well as personality; she easily captivates and engages the most nosiest ankle biters right through the drunkest drag queens with grace, humor and skill."
Nick the Knave, Puppet Land Confidential producer, San Francisco, CA.
"Bri is an amazing marvel who combines charm and high level skill with a mastery of skills that dazzle the eyes! I've been wearing my fedora for years and can't do a single trick that she rolls out with her own. She makes it all look easy with a winning smile on her face."
Jamie DeWolf, Tourette's without Regrets, producer, Oakland, CA.
"You were wonderful. You brought the charm last night to our show."
Phil Ackerly, Magic & Comedy Night producer, Sunnyvale, CA.
"Bri came out to our library to perform during our regularly scheduled storytime. We have a lot of 2-4 year olds in our regular group and she did such a great job keeping them entertained. Even the adults loved her."
Melissa Maglio Librarian San Jose Public Library, May 2019
Awards & Achievements
Second Place - Xtreme Juggling Competition at IJA, Miscellaneous Category - Quebec City, Canada - 2015
Ben Linder Memorial Award - Most Inspirational Juggler - Portland Juggling Festival, Portland, OR - 2015
Judy Finelli Award - Most Inspirational Juggler - Humboldt Juggling Festival, Arcata, CA - 2016
Outstanding Performer for Youth - Bread & Roses July 2017