Inside the opening night of the Big Apple Circus
Last night was the opening of the all new Big Apple Circus and to celebrate their 42nd season, it kicked off with celebrity ringmaster, Neil Patrick Harris. Featuring a magical set design touching every corner of the tent, Season 42 transported audience members upon entering, in addition to incorporating them into the theatrics of the pre-show experience.
This year’s brand-new cast of performers were chosen as much for their astonishing talent as they were for their unique backstories and ability to define BIG APPLE as a circus of the 21st century. Led by the trailblazing, body-positive, Afro-Latina ringmaster Storm Marrero, the inspiring, super-hero acts — including multiple extraordinary New Yorkers.
Keeping with the theme, the Big Apple Circus will be working with notable New York City eateries, and notable New Yorkers, to create circus-themed treats and cocktails that will be served at their concessions.
Other celebrity attendees included Harris’ husband David Burtka and the couple’s twins, Peter Hermann and wife Mariska Hargitay with their kids, Jane Krakowski and her son, Jill Martin, Lin-Manuel Miranda and “Orange Is the New Black” actress Alysia Reiner.
Tickets are now on-sale at www.Ticketmaster.com The regular performance schedule is Wednesdays at 11am & 7pm; Thursdays at 11am & 7pm; Fridays at 11am & 7pm; Saturdays at 11am, 3pm & 7pm; and Sundays at 12pm & 4pm. As there are schedule variances, please refer to the most up-to-date calendar on the website. The ticket range is $35 — $195 VIP Ringside tickets.