Events

Summer Circus Spectacular

When
June 18 – August 17, 2024
Where
Historic Asolo Theater
Price
Adult: $20 | 12 years and under: $15
Contact

The Ringling, in collaboration with The Circus Arts Conservatory of Sarasota, presents a fantastic, jaw-dropping, fun-filled show for the entire family. The Summer Circus Spectacular showcases some of the most thrilling circus artists from around the world in performances that will entertain and delight audiences of all ages.


Adult: $20 / Child 12 years and under: $15 

June 15 through Sat, August 17 

Tuesday - Friday @ 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM

Saturdays @ 2:00 PM and 5:00 PM

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Summer Circus Bonus! $5 Admission to the Circus Museum

Admission to the Historic Circus Galleries and the Tibbals Learning Center is only an additional $5 with your Summer Circus performance ticket!  Tickets may be purchased at the Theater Box Office on the day of your show.

Check out the stellar 2024 Summer Circus Line up:

Jared Walker, Master of Ceremonies: Walker’s first professional engagement with the CAC was as Ringmaster for the Summer Circus Spectacular in 2018; shortly afterwards, he was hired as the creative director for the CAC and its Sailor Circus Academy. The Florida native got bitten by the theater bug in third grade and later expanded to show choir, marching band and drama club. He graduated with a BFA in Music and Theatre from Shenandoah College & Conservatory and made a career as an Equity actor while moonlighting as a director, choreographer and costume designer. After 9/11, he moved back to the east coast of Florida to be near his aging parents, then moving to Sarasota in 2004 to perform at the Golden Apple Dinner Theatre. He served as the director and manager for the Players Theatre in Sarasota for 10 years prior to coming to the CAC.

Uranbileg Angarag, Contortion: When she was 5 years old, Angarag went to see a circus show, saw a contortion act and loved it so much she pictured herself on stage. Afterwards, her parents took her to audition at the Mongolian National Circus; at age 6, she began training. By 9 years old, she was performing. She has been doing circus for last 23 years, traveling around the world – to places including Russia, Korea, Turkey, Hungary, Indonesia, Japan, throughout Europe, at sea on cruise ships, and more – doing performances, working with many different circuses and entertainment groups such as Cirque du Soleil, MSC Cruises, Ulaanbaatar Circus, Phantasialand Schmidt-Loffelhardt GmbH & Co. KG, and more. Angarag has previously performed for the CAC during Cirque des Voix in 2023.

The Bello Sisters, Acrobatic Hand Balancing: Loren, Celine and Joline Bello are an Italian-German acrobatic trio of sisters who come from a circus family. Their father performed with Cirque du Soleil for 12 years and their mother was the first woman to walk on a highwire on stilts. Since developing their act, the sisters have become one the most-requested halftime show performers within sports leagues like the NBA and NCAA Basketball. In 2020, the Bello Sisters competed on both “America’s Got Talent” – where they made it into the Top 10 – and “Italy's Got Talent” and then, in 2023, they returned for another shot at the championship on "America's Got Talent: All-Stars." The trio previously performed for the CAC during Circus Sarasota earlier this year.

 

Zorè España, Cyr Wheel: España, a traditional 6th generation circus artist of Bulgarian and Mexican roots, was born and raised in Englewood, Fla. From a young age, she was immersed in the world of circus performance, exploring numerous disciplines before discovering her profound passion for the Cyr Wheel at the age of 15. In her professional career, she has achieved several remarkable milestones, including being the first Cyr wheel artist to perform at the prestigious Cirque d’Hiver Bouglione in Paris and with Zirkus Nemo in Denmark. For the past four years, España has performed with Mr. Swindles' Traveling Peculiarium, her family's circus. Her tours have taken her across Denmark and to premier venues in Germany, Spain, France, Bulgaria, China, Turkey, and The Philippines.

Camille Langlois, Hair Hang: Originally from Quebec, Langlois began her acrobatic journey at the age of 9, when she enrolled in gymnastics. As she was also interested in dance and the performing arts, the opening of a sport-arts-circus studies program at her high school captured her attention. Her professional training began at the Circus School of Quebec and concluded six years later at the National Circus School of Montreal. Langlois – who loves the diversity of movement, the freedom of creation offered by the various disciplines as well as the union of art, performance, and interpretation – is also skilled at acts including aerial hoops, chains and pole.

 

Antino Pansa, Slack Wire: Pansa is a Guyanese circus artist of French nationality. He began training in the circus arts at the age of 14, and this passion – passed on by his father, who also practiced slack wire – would soon take center stage in his life.  He is a graduate of the National Circus School of Montreal. He specializes in slack wire but is also a talented trampoline and floor acrobat, as well as a hand-to-hand carrier and Korean plank acrobat. He was recently featured as a slack wire artist in Cirque du Soleil’s 2023 creation, “ECHO.” He also wowed the crowd during the CAC’s Royal Gala in February of this year.


Summer Circus Spectacular for Camps Groups

The Ringling's Summer Circus Spectacular is a fun way to keep your campers cool this summer. Campers will experience an entertaining circus show, the Tibbals Learning Center and the beautiful Bayfront Gardens. Schedule your group visit today.

Questions about Summer Circus group sales or general admission tickets? Please contact the Historic Asolo Theater Box Office at 941-360-7399.