The World’s Greatest Circus in it's 34th Season with Dream Big!
With artistic director, Eric Michael Gillett making his mark, the show theme Dream Big! is a fun, fast paced, 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. André Barbe provides the scenic imagination and exquisite costumes, drawing on his experiences in TV, theatre, opera and the musical theatre world. Multi-talented Guy Simard,with over 350 production credits in lighting, as theatre consultant or technical director, returns as lighting designer. Four-time winner of the MAC Award for Technical Direction, JP Perreaux returns to the circus as sound designer. Joining the Big Apple Circus as composer is Mathias Rüegg, founder of the Vienna Art Orchestra where he wrote over 350 compositions and arrangements. Music Director Rob Slowik leads the Big Apple Circus Band.
This year's production is directed by Eric Michael Gillett, choreographed by Peter Pucci, with costumes by Ann Hould-Ward, set design by Todd Rosenthal, lights by Brian Nason and soud by J P Perreaux.
The Big Apple Circus brings you an all-new show every year, beginning in September and running through July. This years 34th season production, Dream Big! will tour Boston in April and early May. The intimate, tented circus show at City Hall Plaza keeps the audience close to the action. The performance lasts 2 hours, including intermission.
Enjoy the show!