In a Las Vegas premiere event, the producers of the world’s biggest magic show, The Illusionists, have teamed up with the award-winning puppeteers from War Horse, to bring a turn-of-the-century circus spectacular to the Las Vegas Strip. Jointly promoted by Caesars Entertainment, Red Mercury Entertainment and Producing Group, CIRCUS 1903 –The Golden Age of Circus will debut inside the Paris Theater at Paris Las Vegas July 25, 2017.
Led by a cunning ringmaster, the production features a huge cast of circus acts from all four corners of the world—from strong men to contortionists, acrobats to musicians, knife throwers to high wire, and much more. Sensational puppetry put elephants back in the ring as never seen before by introducing the largest ever performing African elephant and her baby.
“After playing to sell-out theaters and enthralling audiences of all ages through Australia and North America, we are thrilled to be afforded the opportunity to present our acclaimed, spectacular production in such a perfect theater at Paris Las Vegas,” said creative producer Simon Painter of the Works Entertainment. “We are grateful to our local partners for their invaluable support and look forward to being part of the entertainment tapestry at Caesars Entertainment for years to come.”
The show recently finished successful runs in Los Angeles at Hollywood Pantages Theatre and New York at The Theater at Madison Square Garden.
“We and our co-promoters are thrilled to welcome CIRCUS 1903 to its new home in the Paris Theater,” said David Hoenemeyer, regional president of Paris Las Vegas. “Paris Las Vegas has long history of hosting world-class entertainment lineup and we look forward to offering another top notch, enthralling show to our guests.”
CIRCUS 1903 – The Golden Age of Circus will perform in the Paris Theater at Paris Las Vegas Tuesday through Sunday at 7 p.m., with additional performances at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday, and will be dark on Monday.
About CIRCUS 1903 –The Golden Age of Circus
The award-winning team of puppeteers and model makers who created the National Theatre’s War Horse will design, build and bring to life two stunningly beautiful elephants for CIRCUS 1903 –The Golden Age of Circus. Featuring groundbreaking advances in design and expression, the puppets appear throughout the show as the mother teaches her calf the tricks of the trade.
CIRCUS 1903 –The Golden Age of Circus is designed by scenic artist Todd Ivins and set in an extraordinary and decadent circus tent. Act 1 is set in front of the circus with trucks, props and rigging. Act 2 features the tent, flagpoles and rigging being raised into the roof of the theater.
The costumes for CIRCUS 1903 –The Golden Age of Circus are designed by Angela Aaron, whose recreates original turn-of-the-century circus costumes. They were inspired by authentic photographic collections, studying historical museum pieces and discussions with experts and historians.
The soundtrack of CIRCUS 1903 –The Golden Age of Circus encapsulates the time period and accentuates the thrill and danger of the acts. It is composed by Evan Jolly, composer of many of Painter and Lawson’s international hits.
About the Producers
The show is produced by Simon Painter and Tim Lawson for The Works Entertainment and MagicSpace Entertainment. Painter and Lawson have created and produced Le Grand Cirque, Le Noir, Cirque Adrenaline and The Illusionists in over 300 cities in 30 countries breaking multiple records from Broadway to London and beyond, as well as presenting A Chorus Line, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Fiddler on the Roof through Australasia. MagicSpace Entertainment has been producing and presenting national tours, Broadway shows, concerts and museum exhibits worldwide for over 35 years, including The Illusionists – Witness the Impossible, Donny & Marie – A Broadway Christmas, American Idiot, RAIN – A Tribute To The Beatles On Broadway, Lord of the Dance created by Michael Flatley, Jesus Christ Superstar, A Chorus Line and national concert tours by Janet Jackson, Cher and Fleetwood Mac, to name just a few.
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