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September 29, 2011

Big Apple Circus - Dream Big!

Got plans this weekend?  If you are in the DC Metro area then you might want to pick up some tickets ($15 and up) for the Big Apple Circus at the Dulles Town Center.  It is Grandma's farewell tour after all!  From September 22 - October 10, 2011 the DC area is happy to host this intimate circus that is fun for the whole family.  Really, it is one of the kid activities I actually look forward to and it blows other circus acts away.

The theme this year is Dream Big!  Loaded with trapeze flyers, a singing Ringmistress, horses that dance and frolic and even a capybara the Big Apple Circus is full of imagination and feats that will astonish anyone.  I particularly loved the juggler, Dmitry Chernov.  I can't even put into words how cool that innovative one person act was to behold.  There is even an eleven-man human juggling show!

If all that isn't enough then come for Grandma! From the US, International Clown Hall of Fame inductee Barry Lubin, and his unforgettable clown Grandma. She/he is the star of the show! Kids and adults alike love Grandma and her antics. 

As a family of five we have a lot of people to please and the Big Apple Circus does not disappoint. A smaller ring and fantastic seats (anywhere you sit) make for a spectacular show.  From our smallest child who is one to the two and five year old they were all happy and laughing and wanting to participate the entire time.  The staff is friendly, helpful and the air-conditioned or heated venue can't be beat! 

Following the Dulles engagement, the Big Apple Circus will play its annual season at
New York City’s Lincoln Center (October 20 - January 8, 2012). Additional venues and
schedule will be announced at a later date. Get your tickets now!

Get Dulles Town Center tickets here! 

MPR Rating:  Four Stars.

Disclaimer:  MPR was not paid for this post.  Attendance was for press and review purposes only.  Opinions are MPR's only.

*All Photos by Maike Schulz/Big Apple Circus.