Step right up! The Big Apple Circus is kicking off its 37th season with the World Premiere of METAMORPHOSIS right here in the DC area. The extravaganza begins on Thursday, September 18, with 23 shows running through Sunday, October 5, under the Big Top at Dulles Town Center. Even better, you have a chance to win a pair of tickets to be there for the premiere performance.
The Big Apple Circus is packed with spectacular entertainment that will thrill all ages — I know this from first-hand experience seeing a show a couple of years ago. And there is so much going on in this new production, I’ll just let the official description reel you in…
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 the World Premiere of METAMORPHOSIS at Dulles Town Center in Sterling, VA, on Thursday, September 18th, 2014.
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!
Tickets for METAMORPHOSIS start at $20. Buy tickets online at www.BigAppleCircus.org or by calling 888.541.3750. Use the promo code BIGAPPLE to save $10 off tickets* — and that’s $10 per ticket, not just off the total purchase! (*Limited availability. Offer good on select seats and shows. Other conditions apply. Children under 3 are free when on the lap of a paid adult, one child per lap.) You can also look for a deal on select seats or, of course, try to win them through the giveaway below.
GIVEAWAY: For a chance to win a pair of tickets to the Big Apple Circus on September 18, simply answer this: Big Apple Circus is a non-profit organization, name one of its community programs. You can find answers on the Big Apple Circus website, then leave yours in the comments below. To be eligible, you must like KidFriendly DC on Facebook. The giveaway will run through Friday, and a winner will be drawn at random and announced this weekend. Good luck!