Dubbed “Bellagio meets Broadway,” Cirque Italia is the first official touring water circus in America. Unlike any other circus in the US, the aquatic themed circus features a 35,000 gallon round water stage about 4 feet high with a lid that lifts 35 feet up in the air while a curtain of rain and fountains dance.
The European style circus offers a more elegant atmosphere, along with some of the world’s best performing artists. Cirque Italia’s Internationally Award-Winning performers include Italy's famed Fornaciari family, who have entertained circus audiences for eight generations, awarded the Gold Medal at the Circus World Championships in London and the Bronze Medal at the International Circus Festival of Monte Carlo.
Featured acts include stunning aerialists, COCO THE CLOWN from Argentina who holds the record for riding the world's smallest bicycle, the Juggling Fusco Twins who set the Guinness Book of World Records by juggling five clubs for 57 minutes, an enchanting Mermaid that will dazzle little girls’ hearts while swinging above their heads, mesmerizing contortionists, a Verticali Act from Italy who sings upside down, and truly magical illusions by the 360 LASERMAN ACT where you’ll watch the laws of physics crumble as the performer holds a beam of light in his hand, splits it, bends it, and throws the beams over the audience. Cirque Italia is a family friendly and animal free show.
Founder and owner Manuel Rebecchi hails from one of Europe's most famous circus families. His family has produced such shows as Holiday on Ice, Moscow’s Circus, The Chinese Circus, Red Army Circus and Italy’s most famous circus, the Moira Orfei Circus. His expertise and entrepreneurial spirit have made this show a magical experience designed to create lifelong memories. Manuel wants kids and adults to feel the passion that he has for the arts. Rebecchi also wanted to keep Cirque Italia affordable, so a parent and a child can attend for as little as $20.
Chante DeMoustes, Cirque Italia’s COO and Producer, says “Many people dream of visiting Europe one day and immersing themselves into the culture, Cirque Italia offers you the exclusive opportunity to experience a traditional event enjoyed in every town and city across the Old World.” She promises something for everyone with this “vivid, dramatic, and moving experience.”
Cirque Italia, headquartered in Sarasota, has started its second national tour and will be at Palm Coast’s Town Center March 20-22nd, with six performances under a 110 foot blue-and-white big top.
There are three levels of seating. Prices for adults are $20, $30 and $50. Cirque Italia is gifting one child of age 12 or under free admission with the purchase of each adult admission in levels 2-3. Tickets for additional children are $10, $15 and $45.
Performances are Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 1:30, 4:30 and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday at 2:30 and 5:30 p.m. The address is 470 Bulldog Dr.
For tickets or more information, visit CirqueItalia.com or call the box office at 941-704-8572.