Monday, March 13, 2017

Cirque Italia makes a BIG splash in JAX

There are NO bad seat under the BIG blue and white tent.  It’s large enough to house a, yet intimate enough to see everything from all angles.  The two-hour show was preempted by numerous vendors selling: popcorn, pinwheels, flashing snow-cone drinking cups, cotton candy, and they also have a funnel cake station, nacho and a place where your little ones can get their face fully-painted, to look like the performers on stage.

Tammy Warren and Granddaughter Janaiah
“Cirque Italia” presents “Aquatic Spectacular.”  The name reflects a unique attribute under the tent, as the show features a custom designed water stage that travels from city to city. The stage holds 35,000 gallons of water that flows, bounces, waves and sways while thrilling the audience with every droplet.  With this unique feature under the big tent, guests will be surprised how it’s a show of its own that moves with the background music.

This 40 foot Broadway circular style stage is 4 feet height and contains 35,000 gallons of water inside.  During the show, audience members will be surprised when the lid lifts up 35 feet in the air while a curtain of rain and fountains dance with each performance move!

Some of the performances of the east and west venues include: Coco the Clown from Argentina, who kept the crowd totally amused while the stage was being converted for the next act.  He and his brother came out into the crowd, and around the stage with a little bit of water, popcorn and many laughs.  There was a Contortionists atop an 8-foot platform mesmerizing the audience; a Hula-hooping balancing act in the center of a ring of water; the Juggling Fusco Twins (Guinness Book World Record Juggling 5 clubs for longest time at 57 minutes), and now tosses and catches many more items.  Then there is the performer who juggles eight rings at once and never misses a beat.

If you have any clout in your city, it would behoove you to get this show to come to your town, so that you and your family will enjoy this unusually delightful treat; and no animals are used for entertainment.

Water Circus Silver Unit:
Mary Esther, FL   Mar. 16 - 19, 2017
Panama City, FL   Mar. 23 - 26
Pensacola, FL    Mar. 30 - Apr. 2
Mobile, AL     Apr. 6 - 9

Water Circus Gold Unit:
Lawrenceville, GA   Mar. 16 - 19, 2017
Hampton, GA     Mar. 23 - 26
Savannah, GA     Mar. 30 - Apr.2

TICKETS:  Purchase tickets through the Cirque Italia website, by phone: (941) 704-8572 or by texting.
Box office hours:
The box office opens on-site on Tuesday, the week of the show.
Non-show days: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
On show days: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

1 comment:

Van said...

Great review Ms "V". The show was great. If this comes to your town don't miss it.