Growing up, going to the circus was exciting and an event. It’s something that I’ve only experienced once as an adult, and it still gave me that magical feeling like when I was a kid. Earlier this week, it was announced that the Ringling Brother Circus will be having it’s last show this spring, and it made me wonder if that magic of the circus was gone completely. The same day, I got the email that Circus 1903 – The Golden Age of Circus is coming to Detroit. But unlike what we grew up with, this stage performance is a mixture of acting, acrobatics and puppetry.
We’re excited to see Circus 1903 and see the magic on stage. The show will have limited performances at the Fisher theater from March 14th-19th. Find out more about the show below.
About Circus 1903 – The Golden Age of Circus:
In a world premiere event, the producers of the world’s biggest magic show, The Illusionists, have teamed up with the award-winning puppeteers from War Horse, to present a thrilling turn-of-the-century circus spectacular. CIRCUS 1903 –The Golden Age of Circus will make its Detroit premiere engagement at The Fisher Theatre, March 14–19, 2017, with all the thrill and daredevil entertainment one would expect from the circus, with an exciting new twist.
Tickets for CIRCUS 1903 –The Golden Age of Circus start at $35 and are now on sale at all Ticketmaster locations, by phone at 1-800-982-2787, online at www.broadwayindetroit.com or www.ticketmaster.com, and at The Fisher Theatre Box Office.
Sensational puppetry puts Elephants back in the ring as never seen before by introducing the largest ever performing African elephant and her baby, along with a huge cast of the most unique, amazing and dangerous circus acts from all four corners of the world, from strong men to contortionists, acrobats to musicians, knife throwers, high wire and much more!
The award-winning team of puppeteers and model makers who created the National Theatre’s War Horse will design, build and bring to life two stunningly beautiful elephants for CIRCUS 1903 –The Golden Age of Circus. Featuring groundbreaking advances in design and expression, the puppets appear throughout the show as the mother teaches her calf the tricks of the trade.
CIRCUS 1903 –The Golden Age of Circus is produced by Simon Painter, Tim Lawson and MagicSpace Entertainment. Painter and Lawson have created Le Grand Cirque, Le Noir, Cirque Adrenaline and The Illusionists in over 250 cities from London to Sydney to Broadway, as well as presenting A Chorus Line, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Fiddler on the Roof through Australia. MagicSpace Entertainment has been producing and presenting national tours, Broadway shows, concerts and museum exhibits worldwide for over 35 years, including The Illusionists – Witness the Impossible, Donny & Marie – A Broadway Christmas, American Idiot, RAIN – A Tribute To The Beatles On Broadway, Lord of the Dance created by Michael Flatley, Jesus Christ Superstar, A Chorus Line and national concert tours by Janet Jackson, Cher and Fleetwood Mac, to name just a few.
CIRCUS 1903 –The Golden Age of Circus is designed by scenic artist Todd Ivins and set in an extraordinary and decadent circus tent. Act 1 is set in front of the circus with trucks, props and rigging. Act 2 features the tent, flagpoles and rigging being raised into the roof of the theater.
The costumes for CIRCUS 1903 –The Golden Age of Circus are designed by Angela Aaron, whose impeccable recreations of original turn-of-the-century circus costumes are truly a work of art. These were inspired by authentic photographic collections, studying historical museum pieces and discussions with experts and historians.
No circus would be complete without its music. The soundtrack of CIRCUS 1903 –The Golden Age of Circus encapsulates the time period and accentuates the thrill and danger of the acts. It is composed by Evan Jolly, composer of many of Painter and Lawson’s international hits.
Discover the golden age of circus this March 14-19, 2017 as CIRCUS 1903 sets to captivate audiences of all ages.
Performance times for of CIRCUS 1903 –The Golden Age of Circus appearing March 14-19, 2017 at The Fisher Theatre, located at 3011 West Grand Blvd., in Detroit are:
- Tuesday through Saturday evening performances at 7:30 p.m.
- Sunday evening performance at 6:30 p.m.
- Saturday matinee at 2:00 p.m.
- Sunday matinee at 1:00 p.m.
Tickets for of CIRCUS 1903 –The Golden Age of Circus start at $35 (includes facility and parking fees) and are on sale at all Ticketmaster locations, by phone at 1-800-982-2787, and online at www.broadwayindetroit.com or www.ticketmaster.com. Tickets are also available for purchase at The Fisher Theatre box office. A limited number of premium seats will be available through Ticketmaster and at The Fisher Theatre box office. For group sales (10 or more) please call 313-871-1132 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Performance schedule, prices and cast are subject to change without notice.
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The Broadway In Detroit Series at The Fisher Theatre is sponsored by the all-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica. As part of this sponsorship, the Chrysler Pacifica will be on display this season at The Fisher Theatre.
For more information visit www.Circus1903.com.