The Sailor Circus kicks off its 66th season of incredible, family-friendly entertainment with its 2015 Spring Performance. This is the Country’s premier youth circus and each show includes more than one hundred area students, in more than 25 incredible acts. The 2015 Greatest “Little” Show on Earth Performance runs on select dates from Friday, March 27th to Saturday, April 4th and is the only place in Florida where you can find a youth circus production of this magnitude.
Due to the overwhelming support of Sarasota locals and visitors, the legendary Sailor Circus is a major attraction on Florida’s Gulf Coast and has grown from a small high school gymnastics class, back in 1949, into a four-ring circus production of epic proportions. Today Sailor Circus is made up of students from throughout Sarasota and the surrounding counties, in grades 4 through 12, who are dedicated to carrying on the heritage of a city founded on the circus arts. This year’s Sailor Circus cast has 10 graduating seniors – some of whom aspire to become professional circus artists and others who will attend Ivy League colleges – the rest of the cast are high school, middle and elementary school students. These extremely committed youth performers train under the stewardship of world- renowned circus professionals, for 20 to 30 hours each week, 8 months out of the year, in order to prepare for the performance and carry on the legacy of what has been nationally-recognized as The Greatest “Little” Show on Earth.
Audiences will be awe-inspired as these young circus artists jump, bend, balance, flip, and fly with all the non-stop entertainment you’d expect to find in a professional circus production. The one-of-a-kind performance includes unicycle, juggling, tightrope, aerial silks, acrobatics, the flying trapeze and much, much more. With everything from circus gifts, buttery popcorn, fresh-spun cotton candy and an incredible display of magnificent circus arts, this spring performance is high-quality entertainment that will win the hearts of both young and old.
As part of the celebration of the rich history of the circus, a live band will accompany a selection of Sailor Circus acts. Traditional circus favorites will be featured along with a mixture of popular Top 40 hits so everyone will have a song or two to clap along with.
The Sailor Circus Academy 2015 Spring Performance runs for 6 magic-filled days at the Sailor Circus Arena, located at 2075 Bahia Vista Street, Sarasota. Shows are at 7 P.M. on Friday, March 27th, 2 and 7 P.M. on Saturday, March 28th and Sunday, March 29th; at 7 P.M. on Thursday, April 2nd and Friday, April 3rd; and at 2 and 7 P.M. on Saturday, April 4th. The cost is $18 for adults and $12 for children 12 and under. Tickets can be purchased by calling The Circus Arts Conservatory Box Office at 941-355-9805, or online at CircusArts.org.