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 today's Groupon: for $17, you get a VIP package (a $35 value) at The Dancing Horses Theatre in Delavan, WI. The package includes:
- Admission to a dancing-horse and exotic-bird show (a $25 value)
- A backstage pass (a $10 value)
The Dancing Horses Theatre enlists a team of experienced equestrians, who have cut their teeth at Ringling Bros. Circus and Universal Studios Orlando, to delight spectators with performances of equine grace. Ponies prance through a 300-seat, climate-controlled arena in the Theatre's current show entitled "The Power of a Dream"––a neon-tinged spectacle constructed around imagery from childhood, such as colorful fountains and trees that do math homework. An exotic-bird show delights audiences' eyes with roller-skating, basketball-playing, and singing parrots. Afterward, guests meander behind the spectacular scenes with a backstage tour where trainers give a short presentation to fill noggins with tidbits of information on the horse-training process and then lead crowds to the stables to meet, pet, and create a secret handshake with the hoofed performers. November 15–January 15 the performance changes to a holiday show, starring a Christmas ballerina and Santa. Though not included in this Groupon, customers may also purchase a holiday-show lunch with host Prancer the reindeer and receive helpful flying tips.
The Dancing Horses Theatre
Recurring dreams can often be brief and haunting. But 6 miles west of Lake Geneva at a large theater in the center of 40 acres of wooded trails, Dana Montana happily watches her lifelong dream unfold. Here, she takes center stage to introduce up to 300 guests to her beloved purebred Arabian horses that majestically trot out to join her. They entertain audiences alongside expert acrobatic performers and trainers, whose resumés include stints with the Ringling Bros. Circus, Walt Disney World, and Arabian Nights.
Garbed in sparkling bridles and feather-plumed headdresses, the magnificent steeds wow the crowd with dazzling footwork and quotes from Shakespeare’s lesser-known horse plays. After the horse show concludes, bird fans and budding ornithologists can enjoy an exotic bird show starring Echo, the singing, talking, effervescent double-yellow headed Amazon parrot who charmed audiences on America's Got Talent.
5065 Hwy. 50
Delavan, Wisconsin 53115Get Directions