Big Apple Circus to Return to TD Bank Ballpark
All–New Show! 34th Season!
Big Apple Circus
Your Circus Dreams Come to Life under the Big Top!
Join Grandma in her Final Season at the Big Apple Circus!
Annual Bridgewater Engagement at TD Bank Ballpark
March 3rd – 18th, 2012
TICKETS MAKE GREAT HOLIDAY GIFTS!
For its 34th Season the Big Apple Circus dares you to Dream Big! It’s an All–New Show, where the World’s Greatest Circus artists are presented under an intimate Big Top, and no seat is more than 50 feet from the ring! The Big Apple Circus presents Dream Big in its annual Bridgewater engagement at TD Bank Ballpark from Saturday, March 3, 2012, through Sunday, March 18, 2012.
Let your imagination soar and summon the most amazing acts — A juggler with a suit to fit his sweet feats of fancy handiwork! A mechanical doll who comes alive in a sinuous balancing act! Spirited horses, frolicsome dogs, and a capybara and porcupine to perk up the sawdust party! Audacious acrobats who astound with athletic grace! Comical conjurors with magical moments of grand illusion! The aerial daring of the trapeze flyers! A singing Ringmistress and the Big Apple Circus Band creating the ringing melodies of memories to last! And Grandma !! Yes, Grandma, apogee of comical aspiration and mirthful joy! Your dreams will inspire a Big Apple Circus of living thrills and marvelous delight — a celebration of the imagination — an astonishing circus world of wonder!
“The Big Apple Circus is YOUR circus, Big Apple is back in town!”
Performers from around the globe gather at the Big Apple Circus under the artistic direction of Guillaume Dufresnoy for this 2011–2012 season’s show:
ó From the US, International Clown Hall of Fame inductee Barry Lubin, and his unforgettable clown Grandma in a farewell tour as star of the Big Apple Circus!
ó From Colombia, the astonishingly talented Flying Cortes return to the ring in a breath–taking trapeze routine with startling, soaring leaps and flips!
ó From the US and Holland, Scott Nelson and Muriel Brugman make a lovable and mischievous magician and assistant duo, sparking laughter with their hilarious manikin act!
ó From Russia, with extreme elegance and pinpoint poise, Anna Volodko mesmerizes audiences as she twists up and falls down the aerial rope!
ó From the US, the beautiful Jenny Vidbel presents fiery Arabian horses and playful pooches, with a surprise or two to keep it lively!
ó From Russia, the extraordinary Dmitry Chernov enigmatically juggles around the ring in an intriguing and innovative routine!
ó From China, the Shandong Acrobats are a spectacularly talented group who surprise audiences with their eleven–man human juggling show!
ó From Switzerland, the spellbinding solo hand balancer Melanie Chy captivates the audience with her fantastic flair!
ó From the US and Bulgaria, the brilliant Jenna Robinson hosts the circus with sweet style and splendid spirit, accompanied by her agile and faithful factotum, Andrey Mantchev!
After creating world renowned opera and musical productions in North America and Europe, the designer/director team of André Barbe and Renaud Doucet joins the Big Apple Circus to create another whimsical show. Multi-talented Guy Simard, with over 350 production credits in lighting, as theatre consultant or technical director, returns as lighting designer. Four-time winner of the MAC Award for Technical Direction, JP Perreaux returns to the circus as sound designer. Joining the Big Apple Circus as composer is mathias rüegg, founder of the Vienna Art Orchestra where he wrote over 350 compositions and arrangements. Music Director Rob Slowik leads the Big Apple Circus Band.
Performances of Dream Big begin Saturday, March 3rd and run for 25 shows through Sunday, March 18th, under the Big Top at TD Bank Ballpark, home of the Somerset Patriots (off Route 287 in Bridgewater, NJ), the third stop on the Big Apple Circus’s tour, following its world premiere engagement in the Washington DC metro area and annual season at Lincoln Center, NYC. Tickets for Dream Big range in price from $15 to $50. Tickets are available by calling (888) 541-3750 or at bigapplecircus.org. The Circus Box Office opens February 28th in front of the Big Top at TD Bank Ballpark; hours are: Wed–Fri: 10 AM–8 PM, Sat–Tues: 10 AM–6 PM. The Big Top is heated in cold weather for all–season comfort. For inquiries about wheelchair–accessible seating or for any additional information please call the Ticket Info Line at (800) 922-3772.
3/3 – 12:30 & 4:30 PM
3/4 – 12:30 & 4:30 PM
3/7 – 11 AM & 6:30 PM
3/8 – 11 AM & 6:30 PM
3/9 – 11 AM & 6:30 PM
3/10 – 11AM , 3 PM & 7 PM
3/11 – 12:30 & 4:30 PM
3/14 – 11 AM & 6:30 PM
3/15 – 11 AM & 6:30 PM
3/16 – 11 AM & 6:30 PM
3/17 – 12:30 & 4:30 PM
3/18 – 12:30 & 4:30 PM
PHOTO EDITORS: PLEASE GO TO www.bigapplecircus.org/pressonly AND ENTER THE PASSWORD ringmaster — YOU WILL SEE THUMBNAILS WITH CAPTIONS AND PHOTO CREDITS — CLICK ON A THUMBNAIL AND THE FULL IMAGE WILL DOWNLOAD FOR YOU TO SAVE TO YOUR COMPUTER. PLEASE BE SURE TO USE THE PHOTOS FROM THE DREAM BIG PHOTO SECTION AND NOT THE ARCHIVED PHOTOS FROM PAST SEASONS.
Big Apple Circus
For 34 years the Big Apple Circus, New York’s original one-ring circus, has been delighting audiences of all ages under its Big Top by presenting the finest in live family entertainment featuring world-class circus artistry. Experience the instant connection between audience and artist as your family sits less than 50 feet from the ring. The Big Apple Circus is a not-for-profit performing arts and outreach institution committed to invigorating the communities we serve with the joy and wonder of classical circus. Tax-deductible contributions made by corporations, foundations and individuals enable the Big Apple Circus to bring its special magic to diverse audiences through its outreach programs — Clown Care[SM], Vaudeville Caravan[SM], Circus After School[SM], Circus For All!® and Circus of the Senses® — as well as its critically acclaimed performances.
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