All–New Show! 36th Season!
Big Apple Circus
LUMINOCITYElectrifying Entertainment for All!
TD Bank Ballpark in Bridgewater
FEBRUARY 27 – MARCH 16, 2014
It’s the vivacity! It’s the velocity! It’s the LUMINOCITY — the All–New Show from the Big Apple Circus! Now in its 36th Season, the Big Apple Circus celebrates the vitality of life at the city epicenter, the Crossroads of the World! Catch all the verve, the high-spirits and racing-pulse thrills of the World’s Greatest Circus Artists in one ring under our intimate Big Top, where no seat is more than 50 feet from ringside! The Big Apple Circus presents the New Jersey premiere of LUMINOCITY in its annual Bridgewater engagement at TD Bank Ballpark from Thursday, February 27 through Sunday, March 16, 2014.
Venture within the hubbub at the heart of Gotham, where the restless tide of humanity rushes through canyons of skyscrapers and shoals of billboards: The dog-walker, whose rowdy pups perform amazing tricks! The rube, a clown-prince among peers, celebrating the mirth of life! Revelry at New Year’s Eve, with teeter-board acrobats flying like fireworks! and a chic couple of wire-walkers suspended mid-air for the event! The humble repairman, climbing the ladder of his imagination! The mounted policewoman, directing a cavalcade of steeds! The flimflam man with his quicksilver moves! The food cart vendor, juggling his produce! Construction workers assembling athletic poses of incredible strength! The celebrated Big Apple Circus Band, under the baton of maestro Rob Slowik, provides the lively musical soundtrack, and your cosmopolitan Ringmaster, John Kennedy Kane, will conduct your tour through this luminous cityscape. Run away and join the Big Apple Circus this season for a dazzling, unforgettable spectacle of wonder, merriment and joy!
Performers from around the globe create awe–inspiring moments at the Big Apple Circus under the artistic direction of Guillaume Dufresnoy for the 2013-2014 show:
ó From the US, John Kennedy Kane returns as ringmaster to guide you around this shimmering city–center of spectacles and wonder!
ó From Japan, 15-year old Ty Tojo, holder of three Guinness World Records, captivates the audience with his jaw–dropping juggling routine!
ó From Portugal, the Duo Guerrero (Werner Guerrero and Aura Cardinali) dance across the sky with their astounding high wire performance!
ó From the US, Rob Torres, the cheerful and beloved “International Man of Mirth,” returns to the Big Top with gleeful exhilaration!
ó From France, Pierre Ginet, the marvelous flimflam man, fuses comedy and crime to bewilder the audience with his amusing shenanigans!
ó From Russia, the robust Acro-Duo (Vitaliy Prikhodko and Alexei Anikine) bend gravity with balance and agility!
ó From Russia, the sensational Dosov Troupe burst from their teeter-board like fireworks into the firmament!
ó From the US, Jenny Vidbel warms the heart of spectators with her adorable ponies and animated puppies, with an added surprise or two!
ó From Canada, Daniel Cyr, the fabulous handyman, scrambles a ladder to nowhere but air!
Returning as Big Apple Circus director for a sixth season, Michel Barette presents a memorable show to entertain audiences of all ages. As choreographer, Vicki Davis returns to share her dancing delight step by step. Sarah Conly returns with her magnificent costume designs. Michael Deegan makes his Big Apple Circus debut as scenic designer. Also returning are sound designer JP Perreaux, who amplifies the Big Top with melodious vibes, and lighting designer Louis Morisset, who energizes the show with flashes of glistening illumination. As always, the Big Apple Circus Band captures the minds and hearts under the musical direction of Rob Slowik.
Tour & Ticket Information
Performances of LUMINOCITY begin Thursday, February 27 and run for 28 shows through Sunday, March 16, under the Big Top at TD Bank Ballpark, home of the Somerset Patriots (off Route 287 in Bridgewater, NJ), the fourth stop on the Big Apple Circus tour, following its world premiere engagement in the Washington DC metro area and annual seasons at Lincoln Center, NYC and in the Atlanta area. Tickets for LUMINOCITY start at $20 and are available at www.bigapplecircus.org or by calling (888) 541-3750. The Circus Box Office opens February 26 in front of the Big Top; hours are: Wed–Fri: 10 AM–8 PM, Sat–Tues: 10 AM–6 PM (open to 8 PM on Saturday, March 8). There are no service charges for tickets bought at the Box Office. The Big Top is heated in cold weather for all–season comfort! The show runs for 2 hours, including a 15 minute intermission. For inquiries about group sales, wheelchair–accessible seating or for any additional information please call the Ticket Info Line at (800) 922-3772.
Big Apple Circus
For 36 years the Big Apple Circus, New York’s original one-ring circus, has been delighting audiences of all ages under its Big Top by presenting the finest in live family entertainment featuring world-class circus artistry. Experience the instant connection between audience and artist as your family sits less than 50 feet from the ring. The Big Apple Circus is a not-for-profit performing arts and outreach institution committed to invigorating the communities we serve with the joy and wonder of classical circus. Tax-deductible contributions made by corporations, foundations and individuals enable the Big Apple Circus to bring its special magic to diverse audiences through its outreach programs — Clown Care[SM], Vaudeville Caravan[SM], Circus After School[SM], Circus For All!® and Circus of the Senses® — as well as its critically acclaimed performances.