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What You'll Get
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 deal for one ticket to Big Apple Circus’ show at Dulles Town Center in Sterling. Choose from the following seating and show options:
For $24, you get one ticket for preferred seating in the center of the mezzanine, box, or ringside on Friday, September 28, at 11 a.m. (a $48 value including all fees).
For $29, you get one ticket for seating in the mezzanine, box, or ringside (a $57 value including all fees).
For $34, you get one ticket for preferred seating in the center of the mezzanine, box, or ringside (a $68 value including all fees).<p>
The following performances are valid for both the $29 and the $34 options:
- Thursday, September 20, at 7 p.m.
- Friday, September 21, at 7 p.m.
- Tuesday, September 25, at 7 p.m.
- Wednesday, September 26, at 7 p.m.
- Thursday, September 27, 7 p.m.
- Friday, September 28, at 7 p.m.<p>
The following performances are valid only for the $34 option:
- Saturday, September 22, at 12:30 p.m.
- Saturday, September 22, at 4:30 p.m.
- Sunday, September 23, at 4:30 p.m.
- Monday, October 8, at 12:30 p.m.
- Monday, October 8, at 4:30 p.m.<p>
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.
The Fine Print
Expiration varies. Amount paid never expires. Limit 10 per person. Valid only for option purchased. Must show valid ID matching name on voucher at venue. Must provide first and last name at checkout, which we will provide to facilitate redemption of voucher. Refundable only on day of purchase. Must purchase together to sit together. Discount reflects Big Apple Circus' current ticket prices - price may differ on day of event. Wheelchair and special seating needs must be ordered directly from Big Apple Circus, (800) 922-3772 Mon-Fri 9am - 5pm. Accessible seating and pricing is available. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Big Apple Circus
Warm in winter, cool in summer, and filled with amazing acts in every season, the Big Apple Circus's pair of Italian-made big tops contains the best of several generations' worth of circus traditions. A look at any show's cast finds a complex network of venerable European circus families passing the arts of juggling and trapeze artistry down through the years, while the tents' motors and seating make for a comfortably modern spectator experience.
You might never guess that the troupe started small in 1974, when American circus artists Paul Binder and Michael Christensen joined forces as a juggling act on the streets of Europe. They moved from streetlights to spotlights in a hurry, appearing on the stage of the Nouveau Cirque de Paris, before returning to the U.S. and creating their own not-for-profit circus in 1976 and raising their first tent in New York's Battery Park.