A dinosaur, mermaid, and human sized bubbles… oh, my! This definitely isn’t Kansas or the Land of Oz. It’s the Cirque Italia water circus, and it’s returning to the DC area for it’s third year with a brand new production that promises a dynamite show like no other.
The first traveling water circus in the US, Cirque Italia invites audiences into the magical world of acrobats, aerialists, contortionists, and more exciting acts. They perform around an extraordinary stage that holds 35,000 gallons of water and features a dynamic lid that lifts 35 feet into the air, allowing water to fall like rain from above as fountains dazzle below! This incredible show takes place under a majestic white and blue big top tent transported all the way from Italy. Inside, the intimate and theatrical setup just might make you forget you’re under a circus tent. (And don’t let that word fool you — this extravaganza is completely animal free!)
So what can you expect to see at this unique show? A contortionist who is able to bend her body in ways you would never imagine! An Italian singer balancing atop stacks and stacks of chairs…on his hands! A crazy clown, Alex, plunging off a diving board during his acrobatic trampoline excursion! A jetski act that may get you wet! Breathtaking aerial divas soaring like beautifully colored birds of paradise! A Laserman causing all kinds of explosions to scare away the large dinosaur that has invaded the show! All of this, plus thrilling high wire feats, twin juggling maniacs, elegant chiffons, photo ops with a mermaid, and much more!
All of this will take place in three locations during July and August. Experience the magic July 8-10 at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds in Gaitherburg, MD; July 28-31 at Potomac Mill in Woodbridge, VA; and August 4-7 at the The Great Frederick Fair in Frederick, MD.
Tickets are $10-50 and can be purchased online or by phone at 941.704.8572. *SPECIAL OFFER: Get one free child (age 2-12) with the purchase of a regular price adult ticket in Level 2 or 3.
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