During the world premiere of Cirque Shanghai Extreme, performers will tumble, balance, and soar through a kinetic 75-minute open-air show. The riveting routines, which are flawlessly executed by some of China’s limberest daredevils, include a motorcyclist who zooms on a steel stallion across a thin wire while a trapeze artist swings beneath. Leaping martial arts mavens strike, thrust, and parry during the Shaolin Kung Fu Sword Fight; performers in the Floating Cube aerial act balance within a 5-foot-long cube, which hovers above the stage commanding onlookers' attention like a Rubik's cube covered in sequins. Gold Circle seats include all seats in rows A–S of the center section, and seats 1–6 of rows A–P in the right and left sections. See the seating chart for a visual reference. Buyers should pick up their ticket at will call the day of the performance.
A buzzing crowd gathers around the entrance of the Zoppé Family Circus tent before each performance, straining to glimpse the wooden hands of a large clock that displays the next showtime. When the moment is nearly at hand, members of the family emerge from the cavernous tent to greet their guests. As they introduce their siblings, spouses, and children, an accordion exhales melodies first heard in 1842, when Napoline and Ermenegilda Zoppé traveled from Budapest to Venice for their first show.
Inside the tent, Napoline and Ermenegilda’s descendants effortlessly balance on wires and swing from trapezes. Just below their aerial stage, horses trot around a sawdust ring as equestrian ballerinas display a brand of showmanship worthy of comparison to John Wayne's performance in The Lone Leotard. Between acts, Giovanni Zoppé takes on the persona of Nino the clown—a lovable character whose earnest efforts to steal the show are thwarted by his own buffoonery.
The King of Rock and Roll never relinquishes his throne as four of the country’s top Elvis impersonators team together for Elvis Lives, a multimedia musical tribute to one of music’s premier icons. Endorsed by Elvis Presley Enterprises, which holds the copyright on blue suede shoes, Elvis Lives stars a quartet of bona fide dead ringers, all of whom are winners of the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest and pay homage to four memorable eras of the pompadour-sporting legend’s career. Fans can swoon and shout as they catch a glimpse of tadpole Elvis and his centrifugal pelvis, movie-era Elvis, leather-jacket “comeback” Elvis, and shimmering, sequined-jumpsuit “Vegas” Elvis. The lavishly-produced show quantum leaps across a memorable career with classic songs sung spot-on, delighting fans and warming the heart of the real Elvis as he watches from the rafters.