“Cirque Shanghai: Dragon’s Thunder” Reaches Final Weeks of Performances Closing an Amazing Summer Run with Additional Shows Labor Day Weekend
Only four weeks remain to experience edge-of-your-seat excitement with “Cirque Shanghai: Dragon’s
Thunder” at Chicago’s Navy Pier® Pepsi® Skyline Stage, 600 E. Grand Ave. Hailed by theChicago Sun-Times as “….a circus everyone can feel good about,” Cirque Shanghai: Dragon’s Thunder must close on September 2, 2013 (Labor Day).
“Cirque Shanghai” has regular performances as follows:
- Wednesday at 2, 6 and 8 p.m.
- Thursday at 2 and 8 p.m.
- Friday at 2, 7 and 9 p.m.
- Saturday at 2, 6 and 8 p.m.
- Sunday at 2 and 4 p.m.
Final performances will be Monday, September 2 (Labor Day) at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.
“Cirque Shanghai: Dragon’s Thunder” is a spectacle for audiences of all ages, featuring performers direct from China who are leaders in their craft of tumbling, juggling, balancing and more. With a total of 36 troupe members, “Dragon’s Thunder” is the largest Cirque Shanghai cast to ever visit the U.S.
This year’s production features an incredible line up of awe-inspiring acts, including “The Chinese Flex Bar,” the heart stopping “Gravity Swings,” and the awesome sounds of the traditional Chinese “Dragon Drums.” For the first time in Cirque Shanghai’s North American engagement, the traditional Chinese drums will be an integral part of the production.
Back from last year’s show is the fate tempting “Wheel of Destiny,” and China’s finest daredevil motorcycle troupe, “Globe of Death,” returns with not two, not four, but five motorcyclists riding at break-neck speeds within a steel globe.
Audiences and critics alike have lauded this year’s production. Chicago Parent proclaimed “… this year’s show ramps up the entertainment and thrills from previous years,” while the Northwest Indiana Times raved that “The performers of the Cirque Shanghai…have mastered the ‘wow factor.’”
Directed by Miao Miao Chen, “Cirque Shanghai: Dragon’s Thunder” is presented in this exclusive U.S. engagement by Navy Pier in conjunction with International Special Attractions, Ltd. (ISA) production headquarters in Shanghai, China.
Tickets are priced from $15.50 - $29.50, and are available by calling 800-745-3000 or visiting www.ticketmaster.com/shanghai. Discounted tickets for groups of 10 or more are currently available by calling GroupTix at 773.327.3778 or visiting www.grouptix.net.
Located on Lake Michigan, just east of Chicago’s downtown, Navy Pier is the most-visited tourist and leisure destination in the Midwest, welcoming more than 8 million visitors annually. Originally opened in 1916 as a shipping and recreation facility, it is now one of the country’s preeminent recreation and exposition facilities, showcasing 50 acres of parks, gardens, restaurants, shops, attractions, sightseeing and dining cruise boats, exhibition facilities and more.
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