Performing animals have long been a source of entertainment for vacationing humans, just as synchronized swimmers have long been a source of comedy for vacationing dolphins. Feast your eyes on theatrical fauna with this GrouponLive deal to The Dancing Horses Theatre in Delavan. For $17, you get one general-admission ticket and backstage pass to the Dancing Horses Holiday Series and Exotic Bird Show (a $35 value), running on select dates November 15–January 15. Shows begin at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m., and doors open one hour before showtime. Reserve a seat by following directions on the online schedule.
Children aged 3–12 are admitted for $12.50. Children 2 or younger are admitted for no charge and are welcome to sit on a parent’s lap or saddle.
The artful equestrians of The Dancing Horses Theatre draw upon their collective experience from Ringling Bros. Circus and Universal Studios Orlando to delight spectators with performances of equine grace. In the current show, the Holiday Series, the team prances through a 300-seat, climate-controlled arena, performing saddled acrobatics and displaying the strength of the human-equine bond familiar only to lifelong riders and horse psychiatrists. In their own arena, exotic birds from Animal Gardens showcase their advanced intellect with awe-inspiring displays. The parrots roller-skate, play basketball, and sing in feathered choruses led by Echo, an amazon parrot known for his performances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and America’s Got Talent. Backstage tours wind behind the scenes, where trainers host presentations on horse training before leading crowds to the stables to meet and pet the hoofed performers.