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Big Apple Circus - Boston
at City Hall Plaza 1 City Hall Plaza Boston, MA 02201
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4.0 / 5 Rated by 24 members
Review from Eugene M.
35 events 16 reviews

An enjoyable evening with talented performers. Not over the top like Cirque du Soleil, but down home comfortable and accessible. Better for families, and certainly more affordable. The show has a lot of heart and sincerity.

reviewed May 02 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Sleepy
6 events 4 reviews

I was a little disappointed in my seats. The seats were Floor seats, but they were to the left of the stage which meant the actors backs were to us. Because of this, my grandson got kind of bored and wanted to leave.

reviewed May 12 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Kate
8 events 4 reviews

This was a great experience. The excitement was nonstop. I took my 5 year old granddaughter . The acrobats amazed her. The clowns made her laugh. The trapeze artists left her transfixed. She gave it her most fervent endorsement; "It was the...continued

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For its 34th Season the Big Apple Circus dares you to Dream Big!  

It’s an all–new show, where the world’s greatest circus artists are presented under an intimate Big Top, and no seat is more than 50 feet from the ring! Let your imagination soar and summon the most amazing acts — a juggler with a suit to fit his sweet feats of fancy handiwork! A mechanical doll who comes alive in a sinuous balancing act! Spirited horses, frolicsome dogs, and a capybara and porcupine to perk up the sawdust party! Audacious acrobats who astound with athletic grace! Comical conjurors with magical moments of grand illusion! The aerial daring of the trapeze flyers! A singing Ringmistress and the Big Apple Circus Band creating the ringing melodies of memories to last! And Grandma!! Yes, Grandma, apogee of comical aspiration and mirthful joy! Your dreams will inspire a Big Apple Circus of living thrills and marvelous delight — a celebration of the imagination — an astonishing circus world of wonder! 

Renaud Doucet, who has performed as an actor, solo dancer, ballet master and choreographer in international dance companies, joins this season’s creative team as director and choreographer. 

The Big Apple Circus annually presents an all-new show featuring renowned circus artists from around the world. This year’s performers come from America, Bulgaria, China, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mongolia and Russia.

The show’s running time is two hours, including a 15-minute intermission.

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