Tickets go on Sale June 29 for Circus Juventas Annual Summer Spectacular 1001 Nights!
Saint Paul, Minn., May 20, 2015 Tickets will go on sale Monday, June 29 for 1001 Nights, this years annual summer production created and produced by local performing arts circus school, Circus Juventas. In this summers tale, legendary storyteller Scheherazade weaves exotic Arabian tales into one heart-stopping adventure taking audiences through raucous bazaars, domed palaces, and desert caverns filled with treasure. This original story is told through a blending of contemporary circus arts, dance and theater and is directed by Circus Juventas co-founder and Artistic Director, Elizabeth Betty Butler.
This summer, audiences join love-struck Aladdin on a treacherous journey to find a lamp like no other. Only the all-powerful Genie, held captive within, can help him win the love of the beautiful princess Jasmine. This action-packed adventure begins at the mysterious cave of wonders where jewels come to life in a deadly display of balanced precision, a whirlwind of demonic Jinns practice their aerial sorcery, and a twisting web of venomous snakes are conjured by the evil vizier Jafar. With the help of Jasmines gaggle of mischief-making sisters, teen idol Sinbad and his duo of battle-hardened monster killers, along with the reluctant hero Ali Baba and her walljumping thieves, Aladdin may finally catch the eye, and the heart, of his beloved.
1001 Nights is our high-flying interpretation of the Arabian Nights canon told through the lens of circus, said Elizabeth Butler. There are familiar characters, like Aladdin, Sinbad and Scheherazade, but theyre seen performing extraordinary feats of strength, balance, contortion and more. Utilizing spectacle, storytelling and a soundtrack sure to evoke Persian palaces and desert vistas, this summers show will be another sensory blowout!
Tickets for all performances will be available through Ticketworks at ticketworks.com or 612-343-3390 or by calling the Circus Juventas box office at 651-699-8229. Box office hours are Monday-Friday, 11:00 am 7:00 p.m. and Saturdays 9:30 a.m. 2:00 p.m. Tickets may be purchased through Ticketworks online or via phone 24 hours a day. All seats are reserved.
Children (up to age 10) Seniors (over age 65) Adults
Zone 3 $15 $20
Zone 2 $20 $25
Zone 1 $25 $30
Front Row VIP $40 $40
Family 4 Packs for the Saturday matinee performances on August 1, 8, and 15, are $65 for two children and two adult tickets in Zone 3 only. Group tickets are available for advance purchase (25 guests or more); call 651-699-8229 for details.
1001 NIGHTS PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE
Thursday, July 30 @ 1 p.m. (School Matinee)
Friday, July 31 @ 7 p.m. OPENING NIGHT
Saturday, August 1 @ 1 p.m. & 7 p.m.
Sunday, August 2 @ 1 p.m. & 7 p.m.
Wednesday, August 5 @ 1 p.m. (School Matinee) & 7 p.m.
Thursday, August 6 @ 1 p.m. (School Matinee) & 7 p.m. VIP NIGHT
Friday, August 7 @ 7 p.m.
Saturday, August 8 @ 1 p.m. & 7 p.m.
Sunday, August 9 @ 1 p.m. & 7 p.m.
Wednesday, August 12 @ 10 a.m. & 1 p.m. (School Matinee)
Thursday, August 13 @ 7 p.m.
Friday, August 14 @ 7 p.m.
Saturday, August 15 @ 1 p.m. & 7 p.m.
Sunday, August 16 @ 1 p.m. & 7 p.m. CLOSING
Circus Juventas summer shows feature a select cast of their most advanced performers and are elaborate spectacles in the tradition of Cirque du Soleil. Circus Juventas productions represent the best of contemporary circus arts, combining evocative music, extraordinary sets and costumes, and stunning theatricality, dance and athletic artistry with a global flair. 1001 Nights is sponsored by the Minnesota State Arts Board, Star Tribune, Target, Starbucks, Clear Channel and the Wells Fargo Foundation.
About Circus Juventas
Circus Juventas is the largest youth performing arts Circus school in the country. Over the past 21 years, co-founders Elizabeth Betty and Dan Butler have seen their dream grow into a year round program that serves over 2,000 children and youth up to age 21 with diverse array of circus arts training and performance opportunities. Circus Juventas mission is to inspire artistry and self-confidence through a multi-cultural circus arts experience. Students learn acrobatics, balance, aerial techniques, juggling and theatrical skills in a safe and nurturing environment. The focus is on discipline, hard work, and respect for their peers and themselves.
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