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The Circus Is Coming To Town: 4 Shows Come To Big Apple

March 5, 2013 6:00 AM

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Come one, come all! It’s circus season in the Tri-State area, as four major productions hit our area over the next month. From the traditional productions to modern and soul-infused acts, find ticket and tour information for all the attractions here.

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Ringling Bros. And Barnum & Bailey

(credit: Ringling Bros. And Barnum & Bailey)

(credit: Ringling Bros. And Barnum & Bailey)

In their 2013 production, Built To Amaze, Ringmaster Johnathan Lee Iverson (pictured) leads a Ringling Bros. And Barnum & Bailey show featuring daring aerial acts and the Unicycling King Charles Troupe, a Bronx-based unicycle troupe that has been performing a high energy, basketball comedy routine on unicycles for over 40 years. Built To Amaze comes to Barclays Center (March 20-April 1), IZOD Center (March 6-10), and Nassau Coliseum (March 13-17). For tickets and info, click here.

Cirque Du Soleil

Cirque Du Soleil

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Cirque Du Soleil comes to Queens with their show, Totem, which they call “a fascinating journey into the evolution of mankind.” Inspired by myths, folklore and science, the enchanting production showcases evolution in a way you’ve never thought possible. The show comes to Citi Field (March 14 – April 21). For tickets and info, click here.

UniverSoul Circus

(credit: Scott Cunningham)

(credit: Scott Cunningham)

When it was founded almost 20 years ago, the UniverSoul Circus was meant to be a showcase for black talent. Today’s show features acts from across the country, including an acrobatic Pole Act from Cuba, Heaven the Human Beat Box from Atlanta, and a Magic Cat Illusion featuring live Tigers. It’s a sensory overload of indescribable proportions featuring dazzling lights, with intimate theatre-in-the-round seating under the big top. The show sets up in the Bronx (across from Gateway Center Mall, March 20-31), Queens (Roy Wilkins Park, April 2-14) and Brooklyn (Floyd Bennett Field, April 17-28). For tickets and info, click here.

Big Apple Circus

Big Apple Circus

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The Big Apple Circus hits the road for its 35th year with their Legandarium production. The vintage-themed show pays homage to the circuses of yesteryear, featuring acts based on The show comes to Bridgewater, N.J.’s TD Bank Ballpark until March 17. The Big Apple Circus will also visit Queens Cunningham Park in Fresh Meadows in May. For tickets and info, click here.

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