Get ready to start the new year with some fun family entertainment in Alpharetta! The Big Apple Circus is making their first tour stop the Verizon Ampitheatre – one of my favorite local venues. Bring the kids and be amazed by the acts that defy gravity, showcase artistry and wow audience members of all ages!
Big Apple Circus – A Family Show
The full lineup of global artists and acts including 10-time world record-holding high wire artist Nik Wallenda, and fan favorite Grandma the Clown will dazzle and entertain circus goers January 26 – February 25, 2018, for a total of 48 shows over the almost five-week run. Alpharetta is the only stop in the southeast currently scheduled on this National Tour.
World renowned for its one-ring, intimate & artistic style, where no seat is more than 50 feet from the performers, BIG APPLE CIRCUS is passionate about revitalizing the circus for modern-day audiences with unique and astounding human feats, innovative design and technology. The 40th anniversary season program features the famous seven-person pyramid on the high wire with Nik Wallenda and The Fabulous Wallendas and the daring quadruple somersault attempted on the trapeze by The Flying Tunizianis – the first time in circus history that both legendary feats are performed under the same big top.
The record-setting acts are joined by BIG APPLE fan favorite Grandma the Clown and her comedic sidekick Joel Jeske, as well as Dandino & Luciana, a dynamic duo who combine speed, acrobatics and daredevil grace on roller skates; award-winning contortionist Elayne Kramer; master juggler Gamal Garcia; Jan Damm on the Rola Bola; acclaimed Risley acrobats The Anastasini Brothers (who broke the World Record for Most Flips on November 9, 2017); Ringmaster Ty McFarlan; and circus trainer & presenter Jenny Vidbel, who performs in the ring with 16 horses and ponies, as well as six rescue dogs.
Outside of the ring, BIG APPLE CIRCUS continues to honor the essential & iconic characteristics that have set them apart for the past four decades with multiple community outreach programs and a vital no-wild-animals policy.
Circus of the Senses offers special enhanced experiences for audiences with visual and auditory challenges. The special performances include ASL interpretation, assistive listening devices with live audio commentary, pre- & post-show touch therapy experiences, and a Braille program book. Sensory-friendly performances for Autistic audience members will feature lowered light and sound levels, a descriptive picture book showing the different areas and acts involved with the circus, and a “calming center” that can be accessed at any point during the show.
Tickets for the Alpharetta, GA performances are now on-sale at www.BigAppleCircus.com and range in price from $25 Individual tickets – $109 VIP Ringside tickets.
- Performances run Friday, January 26 – Sunday, February 25, 2018
- Verizon Amphitheatre, Parking Lot A located at: 1775 Founders Parkway – Alpharetta, GA 30009
- For tickets online visit BigAppleCircus.com or Ticketmaster.com
- For tickets via phone call (800) 745-3000 (Ticketmaster)
- For Groups of 10 or More – (212) 257-2330, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Circus of the Senses Performance will be held on Wednesday, January 31 at 10:30 a.m.
- Embracing Autism Performance will be held on Saturday, February 3 at 11:00 a.m.
Tickets are now available with special ‘early bird’ pricing for purchases prior to December 15, 2017
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