Story last updated at 3/11/2009 - 10:59 am
JUNEAU - Some of the world's most talented aerial, dance and acrobatic artists are coming to Juneau March 23 and 24. The International All-Star Circus features 18 act, ranging from skip rope and contortion to magic and the motorcycle highwire
Don't expect elephants, lion trainers or any animals at this circus. The modern circus is all about people performing for people. Performers in the International All-Star Circus coming to Alaska include professionals from Kazakhstan, Moldova, Russia and Germany, including members of the famous Flying Wallenda family. Ringmaster Tuffy Nicholas has lived his entire life in the circus. His father was a ringmaster with Ringling Brothers for 27 years and his mother, also with Ringling Brothers, was a polar bear trainer. Acts in the Alaska shows include aerial acrobatics tricks and stunts, gravity-defying hand balance and tumbling, clowns, illusionary magic tricks, highwire feats, a strong man demonstration of strength and agility, skip rope, unicycle tricks and more.
Families will find plenty of activities pre-show and during intermission including clown face painting, a Kid's Midway featuring bounce houses, a giant slide and obstacle course, toy and souvenir stands, concessions, photos with cartoon characters and circus artists and autographs with the artists.
Juneau shows will be offered at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 23 and at 1 p.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 24. Advance ticket prices are $11 for children and $19 for adults for general admission and $22.50 and $30 for VIP seating. Tickets purchased at the door are $14 and $22 for general admission and $27.50 and $35 for VIP seating.
Tickets go on sale on Monday, March 2 and can be purchased at Hearthside books or online at www.takemetothecircus.com.