Step Right Up! Step Right Up! CIRCUS 1903 Makes North Texas Debut!
In a world 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 thrilling turn-of-the-century circus spectacular. CIRCUS 1903 -The Golden Age of Circus will play at the Music Hall at Fair Park May 23 - June 4, 2017, presented by Dallas Summer Musicals. This North Texas premier has all the thrill and daredevil Entertainment One would expect from the circus, with an exciting new twist.
Sensational puppetry puts Elephants back in the ring as never seen before by introducing the largest ever performing African elephant and her baby, along with a huge cast of the most unique, amazing and dangerous circus acts from all four corners of the world, from strong men to contortionists, acrobats to musicians, knife throwers, high wire and much more!
The award-winning team of puppeteers and model makers who created the National Theatre's War Horse have designed, built and brought 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 produced by Simon Painter, Tim Lawson and MagicSpace Entertainment. Painter and Lawson have presented LE GRAND CIRQUE, LE NOIR, CIRQUE ADRENALINE and THE ILLUSIONISTS in over 250 cities from London to Sydney to Broadway, as well as presenting A CHORUS LINE, CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG and FIDDLER ON THE ROOF through Australia. 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.
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 impeccable recreations of original turn-of-the-century circus costumes are truly a work of art. These were inspired by authentic photographic collections, studying historical museum pieces and discussions with experts and historians.
No circus would be complete without its music. 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. Dallas Summer Musicals will also have a group of musicians for every performance that will play time period tunes in the lobby of the Music Hall.
Groups of 10 or more receive a 15% discount, priority seating, and many more benefits. Please call 214-426-4768 or email Groups@DallasSummerMusicals.org.
Dallas Summer Musicals' highly anticipated 2017-2018 Broadway season will kick off with the season add-on Irving Berlin'S WHITE CHRISTMAS, December 5-10, 2017; followed by THE COLOR PURPLE, Jan. 23 - Feb. 4, 2018; ON YOUR FEET!, Feb. 27 - Mar. 11, 2018; WAITRESS, Mar. 28 - Apr. 8, 2018; LES MISÉRABLES, Apr. 24 - May 6, 2018; DISNEY'S THE LION KING, Jun. 13 - Jul. 8, 2018; LOVE NEVER DIES, Jul. 24 - Aug. 5, 2018; and closing the season will be SCHOOL OF ROCK, Aug. 15-26, 2018.
Dallas Summer Musicals' seven show season tickets start at $150 and are on sale online at DallasSummerMusicals.org, by phone at 1-866-276-4884 Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. CST. Season tickets can also be purchased in person at the Music Hall at Fair Park box office Monday - Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Payment plan options are available. In addition, season ticket buyers have the option to include the season add-on to their season subscription, which is discounted for subscribers.
Perks of being a season ticket holder are interest-free payment options, savings over single ticket pricing, ticket exchange privileges, priority access to tickets, and free parking.
Groups of 10+ receive a 15% discount and groups of 35+ receive a 20% discount. Group orders placed before tickets go on sale to the general public get priority seating, a 15% discount to M Dining for groups of 20+, and many other great perks. Early Bird group orders* of 10+ receive a 20% discount and orders of 35+ receive a 25% discount, if a 50% deposit is placed before April 28, 2017. For more information or to purchase tickets please call 214-426-4768 or e-mail groups@DallasSummerMusicals.org.
* Not available for all shows.
HAMILTON and ALADDIN will be coming to Dallas Summer Musicals in its 2018-2019 Broadway season! Subscribers from the 2017-2018 Broadway season will have first access to HAMILTON and ALADDIN when renewing for the 2018-2019 Broadway season. Performance dates and times will be announced at a later time.
About Dallas Summer Musicals:
Since 1941, the non-profit Dallas Summer Musicals Inc. (DSM) has presented the very best in Broadway to North Texas audiences. Located in the historic Music Hall at Fair Park, DSM promotes excellence in live musical theatre with year-round performances for diverse audiences of all ages, impacting the lives of children and families through education and community outreach programs, while enriching the cultural landscape of North Texas and the Southwest Region.
As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, DSM relies on a variety of funding sources to offer affordable ticket prices, preserve the beautiful historic theatre, educate young audiences and develop impactful community programs. DSM gratefully acknowledges the support of our season sponsors, annual fund donors and corporate partners American Airlines, Texas Instruments, The Dallas Morning News, and WFAA TV Channel 8. For more information about Dallas Summer Musicals, please call 214.421.5678 or visit our website at DallasSummerMusicals.org.