From the warm and wild start of the Ring Master through each and every eye popping heart pounding utterly breath taking act to follow Circus 1903 is beyond any iota of a doubt one the most entertaining performances ever created. Yes, I really did enjoy the show that much, as did my granddaughter companion, who at the tender age of but 9 years makes the age range of appeal well over six decades. It is a show with broad appeal and a show that will glow in your memory forever.
The amazing and truly stellar performers have come from all parts of our world. The Rossi Brothers are sixth generation circus performers originally from Italy and now from Spain. They have performed worldwide. Their “foot juggling” act dates back more than a hundred years and has never failed to amaze.
The Lopez Family enthralls audiences across the globe with their death defying daredevil high wire act. Elena Gatilova, with the stage name “Lucky Moon,” is a former World Champion of Rhythmic Gymnastics and has performed more than 2,500 times, including with the renowned Cirque de Soleil. Her flexibility and grace are totally mesmerizing. Then there is Senayet Asefa Amare or The Elastic Dislocationist who does things with her body that are simply not doable; yet she does them with incredible poise, beauty and seeming ease.
These are but a few of the many genuinely awesome acts that are presented to a thoroughly appreciative and totally attentive audience in Circus 1903 currently at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood. It is impossible to use too many superlatives in describing this beautiful show. Even the interaction with a few children from the audience has a rare warmth of its own.
But I am a critic so I am supposed to criticize so here it goes. At one point within the show of approximately two hours there is about a half second when the audio on the Ring Master’s microphone was a few decibels too low. Sure it was fixed in less than a second, but still there it was, a half heartbeat of imperfection.
Finally there is this horrible truth: The tent folds THIS SUNDAY — the last Los Angeles show at 6:30 p.m. Sunday. But there are other shows from now until then so be sure to see at least one performance. Tickets are available here. You may also make your reservation by calling 800-982-2787. The Hollywood Pantages Theatre is located at 6233 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, California.
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Ron Irwin was born in Chicago, Illinois a long time ago. He served in the Marine Corps in Vietnam, became a trial lawyer, TV and radio host, CEO of a public company and once held an Emmy. He never won an Emmy he just held one. Ron has written and published twelve books. His most important book to date is “Live, Die, Live Again” in which Ron tells of his early life and his unexpected and very temporary death in 2012. That experience dramatically refocused his life and within the pages of that book Ron reveals how he achieved a much healthier life, ridding himself of Diabetes, Cancer and Heart Failure. Now Ron enjoys writing about many things including health topics, travel [he has circled the globe several times], adventure, culinary experiences and the world of performing art. Ron’s motto is “Live better, live longer and live stronger because it feels great and annoys others.” Contact the author.