Talented kids. Professional coaches. Life on the road. Adoring 5-year-olds, sitting around the ring just feet from the stars of Circus Smirkus, where big kids have been the stars of the show of this Vermont-based company for 32 years now.
Frederick Buford, 13, adjusted his bow tie before performing in Circus Smirkus’ Big Top Tour in the heat of a Hanover, N.H., afternoon. This is Buford’s first season with Circus Smirkus.
(Erin Clark for The Boston Globe)