Though children are taught to reach for the sky, in time it becomes apparent that jumping out of the sky is more practical. Watch fully grown pros defy gravity with today’s GrouponLive deal: for $12, you get two general-admission adult tickets to see the Showfolks Circus, presented by The Showfolks Club of Sarasota, at Roberts Arena in Sarasota (a $20 value in advance, a $24 value at the door). Seating will be determined on a first-come, first-served basis. Choose between the following showtimes:
- Saturday, December 10, at 2 p.m.
- Saturday, December 10, at 7 p.m.<p>
Since its inception in 1964 as a partnership between circus artists, The Showfolks Club of Sarasota has blossomed into a multifaceted entertainment organization. This year, the club continues to beguile eyes of all ages with its 44th annual circus, which has become a familiar destination for Sarasota families and vagabond balloon animals alike. Guests can bask in synchronized exhalations as flying trapeze artists, acrobats, and aerialists rebel against basic physics and jugglers coax uproarious applause by maintaining seamless, atmospheric rotation of inanimate objects or volunteer audience members. For an extra dose of excitement, tiger tamers Juergen and Judit Nerger will be on hand to display their uniquely white feline counterparts.
As the Showfolks’ primary fundraising event, the circus not only raises money for the club’s future endeavors but also shifts the spotlight onto its professional performers. As an added bonus for this year’s circus, admission is free to children aged 12 and younger who are accompanied by an adult or are capable of changing a tire on a clown car.