Before circus clowns entertained children, they worked in quality assurance, maintaining the anatomical accuracy of balloon giraffes and ensuring every new vehicle holds at least two dozen floppy shoes. Embrace new gigs with this GrouponLive deal to see the Big Apple Circus performance of Legendarium at the Lincoln Center. For $52, you get one ticket for either preferred ringside, box, or mezzanine seating (up to a $103 value, including all fees). No seat is more than 50 feet from the ring. Best available seats are assigned at the discretion of management. Children younger than 3 are free if held on an adult's lap; limited to one child per adult. Choose from the following showtime options:
- Wednesday, December 5, at 6:30 p.m.
- Thursday, December 6, at 6:30 p.m.
- Saturday, December 8, at 12:30 p.m. or 4:30 p.m.
- Sunday, December 9, at 12:30 p.m. or 4:30 p.m.
- Thursday, December 13, at 6:30 p.m.
- Friday, December 14, at 6:30 p.m.
- Sunday, December 16, at 12:30 p.m. or 4:30 p.m.
Profiled on the PBS series Circus and dedicated participants in community-outreach programs, the international performers of Big Apple Circus stretch one ring to new limits with this year's original show, Legendarium, presided over by veteran ringmaster John Kennedy Kane. Profiled in the New York Times for their clowning mission to such conflict-torn areas as Afghanistan and the Balkans, the husband-and-wife team of Acrobuffos elicit gleeful chortles with athletic buffoonery. Daniel Cyr showcases his invention, the Cyr Wheel, a man-sized tool that allows him to roll about the ring in dazzlingly complex elliptical figures and easily go undercover at auto-repair shops. Led by animal trainer Jenny Vidbel, Big Apple Circus' ponies, Arabian horses, and energetic dogs perform sprightly routines, learned under humane training regimens based on positive reinforcement. With every seat within 50 feet of the ring, the circus' custom-made big top keeps show-goers comfortable with a raisable cupola that allows warm air to escape as guests relax on comfy cushions that keep incubating eggs from cracking in back pockets.