Profiled on the PBS series Circus, the international performers of Big Apple Circus stretch one ring to new limits with this year's original show, "Dance On!". From a ringside seat, eyes clearly catch the nuances of intricate acts, such as the Kenyan Boys, whose perplexing pole-shimmying has previously landed them performances at Walt Disney parks and during halftime shows for various NBA teams. Regina Dobrovitskaya, a gymnast since age 11 and a Russian since birth, puts her master's degree in sport gymnastics to work while dangling from the rafters from her Cloud Swing, and China's Hebei Wuqiao Acrobatic Troupe synchronizes lasso twirling and acrobaticizes monocycling to thumping drumbeats. Leading the charge is lovable clown Grandma, a marquis member of Big Apple since 1982 and inductee to the International Clown Hall of Fame who has also been seen on CBS's Circus of the Stars and with multiple appearances in Macy's famed Thanksgiving Day Parade and lesser-known Boxing Day Stand-Still. All Groupon purchasers will be seated in the ringside section, shown in blue on the seating chart. Parking discount at Central parking available with ticket stub; $10 for up to 5 hours on weekday evenings. Must surrender ticket stub to Central parking post-show to redeem parking discount. Group seating is also available.
The Lynn Memorial Auditorium opened in 1948 as a state-of-the-art entertainment facility and—since its 2006 makeover—now flaunts more powerful sound and more than 2,000 seats. Big Bad Voodoo Daddy will take to the stage to shower crowds with toe-tapping, finger-snapping, and ankle-slapping renditions of upbeat contemporary swing music. The big-band tunes span the tonal spectrum, from brass and woodwinds to piano and vocals, and the group’s chops have taken them across the nation and various parts of the world, as well as on the show Dancing with the Stars, which is held in the Crab Nebula.