Big Apple Circus Comes to Boston March 24 through May 10th – GIVEAWAY
ALL–NEW SHOW! 37th SEASON!
BIG APPLE CIRCUS
ANNUAL ENGAGEMENT AT BOSTON CITY HALL PLAZA
FANTASTICAL FUN FOR EVERYONE!
MARCH 24TH – MAY 10TH, 2015
Hurry, hurry! — Fly away to the magical ring, to the circus — to the Big Apple Circus! where an All-New Show — METAMORPHOSIS — with astonishing acts and startling transformations will transport you to a realm of enchantment under the Big Top! For its 37th Season, Big Apple Circus soars on wings of artifice and illusion, to a dreamscape domain where no one sits more than 50 feet from the ring, and nothing is impossible! Big Apple Circus presents METAMORPHOSIS in its annual Boston engagement at City Hall Plaza from Tuesday, March 24 through Sunday, May 10, 2015.
Community Outreach programs include: Clown Care; Circus of the Senses; Circus After School; Vaudeville Caravan; and Circus For All.
Appearing before your very eyes: The thrilling flyers of the trapeze, swooping and swirling through circus skies! The razzle-dazzle of the rolla-bolla, an act that teeters right on the edge of equilibrium! The dynamo of the diabolo, the whirling double–tops of the Big Top! An aerial space-age acrobatic adventure — an ascent to amazement! The risky rhythms of the Risley team, twisting and turning, topsy-turvy! The cadenzas of camels and horses, and the exuberance of playful pooches, out to dazzle with delight! The cunning conjurors of the quick-change act, defying belief and inspiring awe! The incredible flexible limbs of the contortionist in an act that will literally bend your imagination! And Francesco the Clown, captivating the crowd with his musical merriment and gentle humor. Under the direction of maestro Rob Slowik, the renowned Big Apple Circus Band provides as always the live and glorious tunes of the sawdust spectacular. And finally, our irrepressible, magnificent Ringmaster, the illustrious and incomparable John Kennedy Kane will summon the spirits of the circus universe to immerse you in the wonder, the joy and the astounding magic of METAMORPHOSIS!
✯ From the US, John Kennedy Kane makes his thrilling three-peat here under the Big Top, to take you on a shimmering, chimerical adventure!
✯ From Russia, Vladimir and Olga Smirnov challenge you to keep up as they change from one outrageously spectacular costume to another in just the blink of an eye!
✯ From the US, Jenny Vidbel guides her beloved animal friends — ponies, puppies and more — through astonishing tricks that’ll have the audience cheering!
✯ From Russia, the Aniskin Troupe transports the audience to new heights, showcasing some of the best twists and turns of the century on their trampoline and flying trapeze!
✯ From the US, the Anastasini Family show off their slick skills with diabolo (“Chinese yoyos”), Risley (foot juggling — each other!), and an aerial space act that will leave you bedazzled and beguiled!
✯ From France, Francesco the Clown brings joy and laughter to children and adults alike as he transforms reality into dreams!
✯ From the US and Mongolia, Tatevik Seyranyan and Odbayasakh Dorjoo swivel and bend with amazing flexibility in a contortion act sure to boggle the mind — and watch Tatevik elude the laws of gravity in a breath-taking balancing act!
Returning to Big Apple Circus as director for a second season, West Hyler presents an extraordinary show to entertain audiences of all ages. Antoinette DiPietropolo makes her Big Apple Circus debut as choreographer to entrance the audience with magical steps and spins. Also returning is Tony Award-winning set designer Todd Rosenthal, who helps bring the acts to life with his mesmerizing mise-en-scène. Adding to her versatile career, Mirena Rada returns to the Big Apple Circus and adds flouncy flair as costume designer. Big Apple Circus welcomes back Howell Binkley as the lighting designer who gives the show its energetic sparkle. Seven-time winner of the MAC Award, JP Perreaux returns to the circus as sound designer. And Big Apple Circus is ecstatic to introduce Jim Steinmeyer to the team as illusion designer to add a little magic to this masterpiece. Contributing musical compositions and arrangements is Jack Herrick, artistic director of The Red Clay Ramblers, and to top it off, the Big Apple Circus Band shines under the brilliant musical direction of its trumpet virtuoso, the matchless maestro Rob Slowik.
Performances of METAMORPHOSIS begin Tuesday, March 24 and run for 71 shows through Sunday, May 10, under the Big Top at 1 City Hall Plaza (Government Center), Boston, MA 02201, the fourth stop on the Big Apple Circus tour, following its world premiere engagement in the Washington, DC, metro area and annual seasons at Lincoln Center, NYC, and in Bridgewater, NJ.
Tickets for METAMORPHOSIS start at $20 and are available at www.bigapplecircus.org or by calling (888) 541-3750. Premium seating at $100 is available for all Saturday, Sunday, Patriots’ Week, and Good Friday shows. NEW THIS SEASON! Wednesday Family shows at 11 AM and 6:30 PM: BOGO – Buy One ticket, Get One free for a special 75-minute version of METAMORPHOSIS (no intermission).
The Circus Box Office, located in front of the Big Top, opens Monday, March 23; there is no service charge for tickets purchased at the box office. Hours of operation: Tuesday through Saturday from 10 AM to 8 PM, and Sunday through Monday from 10 AM to 6 PM. The Big Top is heated in cold weather, and air-conditioned when it’s warm, for all–season comfort! The show runs for 2 hours, including a 15 minute intermission. For more ticket information, group sales, inquiries about wheelchair–accessible seating or for additional information please call the Ticket Info Line at (800) 922-3772.
One lucky The Stuff of Success reader will win Big Apple Circus – Two Tickets – Opening Night Thursday 3/26 6:30pm. The prize will be sent directly to the winner from the sponsor. Please allow 6-8 weeks for shipping. The giveaway will run until 03/10/15 at 11:59pm EST. The winner will be chosen randomly via Giveaway Tools and will be announced on the Giveaway Tool Widget. Any taxes or other charges that may be part of the prize are the winner’s sole responsibility. The giveaway is open to United States residents only. You must be over 18 years of age and you guarantee that you are eligible by entering. We reserve the right to cancel any giveaway. No purchase is necessary. One entry per person per household.
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