Cirque Italia Water Circus Coming to Boise
This immediately made us want to pop The Greatest Showman soundtrack back into the car stereo!
If you've seen the musical, you know how obsessed PT Barnum was with creating the next big spectacle for the circus taking place under the roof of the Barnum American Museum. When the museum burned down, he took the show on the road and helped make big top circuses famous in the United States. Imagine what he could have created 150 years later with access to today's technology! If you close your eyes and think about it real hard, it might look a lot like this:
Cirque Italia Water Circus is coming to Boise July 12-22! The family friendly performance will pop up their enormous blue and white circus tent in the parking lot at Boise Towne Square Mall near Sears. For 10 days it will be filled with acts like contortionists, jet ski performance, diving clown, laser show, high wire walking...and a whole lot of water!
When Cirque Italia rolls into towns, they start constructing the spectacle in the wee hours of the night on a Monday and by Thursday, they have much more than just the tent set up! Inside the tent is an extraordinary stage that holds 35,000 gallons of H2O! Thanks to some very intricate technology, the stage has a lid that raises 35 feet in the air to make it look like it's raining under the big top. The technical crew is able to project everything from words to patterns to graphics on the falling water.
The best part? This circus is 100% humane and features no live animals (although, we can't promise that an animatronic won't show up!)
90% of Cirque Italia shows sell out, so don't wait to grab your tickets to check it out! Tickets start at $20 for adults and $10 for kids. You can find out more about the show and grab tickets HERE!