- This event has passed.
The Greatest Little Show on Earth!
April 23 : 7:00 pm - April 25 : 9:00 pm$20 – $35
For 73 years, students involved with the Circus Arts Conservatory’s Sailor Circus Academy have amazed audiences with an incredible spectacle of youth circus arts. In “The Greatest Little Show on Earth!” audiences from near and far will be enthralled as young athletes, ages 8-18, flip, fly and soar to new heights in a show that pays tribute to the origins and traditions of the circus arts. Nearly 50 students will be featured in acts including: clowning; a Chinese-flavored combination contortion-acrobatics act; cloudswing; a three-ring-style act combining unicycle, bike and juggling; double-triple trapeze; acrobatics; Spanish Web; a solo clown act paying tribute to the late, great Lou Jacobs (CAC co-founder Dolly Jacobs’ father); high wire; an all-fabric aerial display utilizing the hammock and silks; slack rope; lyra; skating; and – the traditional closing act – the flying trapeze. Audiences will enjoy gorgeous new costumes as well as state-of-the-art lighting, sound, and multimedia elements such as the LED big-screen in the Sailor Circus Arena. Music featured during the show will include numbers by Bruno Mars, Katy Perry, Nina Simone, “Skyfall” (from the James Bond movie), “2001 Space Odyssey,” “Blue Danube” and several classical selections. “The Greatest Little Show on Earth!” runs from Thursday, April 21-Sunday, April 24 in the Sailor Circus Arena (2075 Bahia Vista, Sarasota). Showtimes are 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, 2 p.m. Saturday matinee, and 1 and 6 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $20-$35 and can be purchased via circusarts.org, by calling the Box Office at 941-355-9805, or secured in person at the Box Office on Bahia Vista Street, adjacent to the Sailor Circus Arena. Box Office hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday.