Peking Acrobats featuring The Shanghai Circus

February 24, 2023 at 7:30pm

Waterville Opera House

Waterville Opera House, 1 Common St, Waterville, ME

Back by popular demand and featuring special guests, THE SHANGHAI CIRCUS!

This attraction has been called "incredible," "breathtaking," "stunning," and "quite unbelievable," to quote but a few of the critics. As a special treat for fans of THE PEKING ACROBATS, this all new production now features performers from THE SHANGHAI CIRCUS to create a very special Chinese Acrobatic extravaganza unlike any other!

The amalgamation of THE PEKING ACROBATS and THE SHANGHAI CIRCUS offers more than a glimpse into the fascinating traditions of the Orient. It consists of sensational Chinese acrobatics, comedy, balancing feats and much more. A truly Oriental spectacular and a show for all ages, the grace and precision of the acrobats are the triumph of years of dedicated training and discipline. Chinese acrobatics are, in fact, more than just a series of stunts. Most of these acts clearly demonstrate the achievement of perfection through finding harmony between mind and body - an ancient concept in the Orient. The art form has been transformed from its simple “folk art” roots, to the spectacular entertainment event we see today, by centuries of tradition.

Each entertainer presents a range of demanding performances, most of them typifying the Chinese Circus and consisting of a refreshing alternative to the usual Western traditions. From the dangerous climbing chair stack high above the audience, about which the New York Times said, “these acrobats provide feats of circus art that reach breathtaking heights of skill.” And just when you think you have seen it all, the highly skilled-roller skating duo takes center stage with gravity defying feats of strength. All these and more surprises complete a marvelous and totally exciting evening for theatre going “youngsters” from nine to ninety-two…As CBS News once reported “FANTASTIC!”

Artistic innovations combined with high-tech production values create a thrilling entertainment experience that Western audiences want to enjoy again and again! Are you ready to be amazed?

Tickets: $33 - $43
Prices include a per ticket handling fee. Tickets are nonrefundable.
This event is eligible for the Youth Arts Access Fund.

On Sale to Members: August 8 at 12pm
On Sale to Public: August 15 at 12pm


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