NYCB Theatre at Westbury | Westbury, New York
EVENT RESCHEDULED TO SATURDAY 22ND AUGUST 2020 (Originally Saturday 25th April 2020)
Big Apple Circus is coming to NYCB Theatre at Westbury on Saturday April 25th 2020 for one weekend only featuring a very special show! So, if you’re a fan of the circus buy your tickets now for this once in a lifetime weekend special event!
Big Apple Circus Special Event at NYCB Theatre at Westbury. This ALL NEW show will feature special circus acts, curated specifically for this one-weekend-only event!
Your Ringmaster for the evening is John “Mr. Fish” Lepiarz!
Some of the acts on show for this special event are:
• Contortion and Aerial
• Hand to Hand
• Clowning and Comedy
• Rolla Bolla and Freestanding Ladder
• Trick Bicycle, Foot Juggling and Plate Spinning
• Savitsky Cats from America’s Got Talent
• Chinese Pole
The most important element of any circus is the ability to instill feelings of joy and amazement in its audience. Something Big Apple Circus, now beginning its 42nd season, repeatedly provides. The audience responding with continual and enthusiastic applause as they witness attractions guaranteed to make one cry out in delight or gasp in wonder. The fun starts the moment one enters the circus grounds. As ticket holders get to walk through a sort of midway that offers everything from cotton candy and snow cones to ice cream and pretzels. There is also an area for adult beverages, should those of a certain age so desire. And of course, there is popcorn. Once the circus proper begins, the show's thrill factor makes an appearance rather quickly. Thanks to, among others, Maryna Tkachenko and Tetyana Yudina, two Ukrainian aerial acrobats. Particularly heart-stopping is a sequence where one of the two supports the other via a strap in her teeth while being suspended by a wire from the ceiling. Did I mention this takes place as they are twirling around in mid-air without a net? Other acts that fall into the “don’t try this at home” category involve a performer (Jayson Dominguez) jumping rope atop a continually moving Wheel of Death. As well as a sequence featuring a person doing a handstand on the handlebars of a bicycle, on a tightrope, more than 30 feet above the floor. – Judd Hollander, StageBuzz