Still looking for that perfect holiday gift? The gravity-defying performers of Cirque Le Masque will grace the stage of the South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center (SMPAC) on January 9 at 6 pm. Tickets to this awe-inspiring show would make perfect presents for your friends, family and loved ones! In this sophisticated, European-style circus, brilliantly costumed jugglers, acrobats, comics and aerialists will perform gasp-inducing acts of balance, grace, strength and detailed teamwork. Tickets are $40 for adults, $35 for seniors, $15 for students and $10 for children. Tickets may be purchased by calling the SMPAC Box Office at 414-766-5049 or online at www.southmilwaukeepac.org.
In Paris, Athens, Dubai and South America, as well as numerous cities across the U.S. from Las Vegas to Atlantic City, audiences have been thrilled by the theatrical wizardry of the extraordinary international troupe, Cirque Le Masque. The performers bring an entirely new dimension to circus arts with their show, Carnivale, which is filled with energy, color and an original story line. It is the ultimate theatrical experience perfect for audiences of all ages. Cirque Le Masque is the crowning achievement of veteran entertainment entrepreneurs Dennis and Bernie Schussel. They have even been featured on national television!
CARNIVALE: THE STORY
Set to spellbinding special effects and creatively inventive lighting, choreography and music, the show begins with a young tourist named Moira wandering through the crowd with her suitcase amongst the sounds of the big city. She proceeds to pack as the sound of the jet liner sweeps her away to her dream fantasy in Rio. She has always wanted to become a cirque or Rio performer. The show follows Moira on her arrival in Rio where the rhythms of the carnivale excite, invigorate and enliven her. Through the magical and captivating aerialists, acrobats, comics and character performers, Moira sheds the weight of the world layer by layer.
Moira meets Terrence and Jen at the carnivale and begins a journey to be something more than she is. Perhaps something bigger than any of them could hope. All they need to do is find the courage to change. Join them on their trek into a world of spectacular artists defying the laws of gravity. Understand longing,
happiness, courage and love while living the wonder that is carnivale.
ABOUT THE SMPAC
The South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center (SMPAC) provides the greater community with a creative, innovative and diverse exploration of the performing arts. Through the many opportunities offered, the SMPAC is bringing art to life on stage and to the lives of the people in South Milwaukee and the surrounding communities. Located on the South Milwaukee 6-12 campus, the SMPAC serves as a creative outlet for the greater community, as well as the students of South Milwaukee. The SMPAC allows everyone to participate in and experience the many art forms of music, dance and theatre through live performances, master classes and workshops.
Along with the eight-show Performing Arts Series, the SMPAC opens its doors to other presenters to bring such acts as Tommy Emmanuel, Leo Kottke, Leon Redbone, BoDeans, Cantare Chorale and the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. They also provide a home to the School District of South Milwaukee events as well as the Grant Park Players, the local community theatre.
The South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center is located inside the South Milwaukee High School at 901 15th Avenue, South Milwaukee, WI between College and Rawson Avenues. It is easily accessible from I-94 and 794. Free parking is located in the northwest parking lot. Patrons should enter door #9. For tickets or directions, call 414-766-5049. For more information about the South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center, visit their website at www.southmilwaukeepac.org.
This performance is supported in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts.
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