The Circus Arts Conservatory and The Ringling are happy to partner once again to present the Summer Circus Spectacular at the Historic Asolo Theater. Don’t miss this family-friendly show that runs Friday, July 30, 2021 through Saturday, August 14! The Summer Circus Spectacular showcases some of the finest circus artists from around the world, performing acts to thrill audiences of all ages.
The Summer Circus Spectacular takes place at the Historic Asolo Theatre at The Ringling (5401 Bay Shore Rd., Sarasota). Show times are 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, and 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Saturdays.
Opening Night Performance & Celebration | Friday, July 30 @ 7:00 PM
Tickets $50 Buy Opening Night Tickets
Join us for the opening night of Summer Circus Spectacular 2021! The fun begins at 7:00 PM with a performance of this year's show followed by a gala reception with the artists at 8:00 PM. Hors d'oeuvres, complimentary beer, wine and soft drinks will be served. A cash bar will be available.
Sat, July 31 - Sat, August 14 | $18 Adults / $12 Child (12 yrs and under) Buy Tickets
Monday - Friday @ 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM
Saturdays @ 2:00 PM and 5:00 PM
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 Admissions on the day of your show.
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. To schedule your camp group visit, please call the Historic Asolo Theater Box Office at 941-360-7399
About the Performers
Jared Walker has enjoyed a long career in the theater as an actor, director, choreographer and designer. He spent years running events in New York City and then, upon his return to Sarasota, he acted with the Golden Apple Dinner Theatre, co-directed "The Legend of Yin & Yang" (a cross-cultural event of The World Acrobats of Zunyi, China, The Players Theatre and the PAL Sailor Circus), and then served as costume manager and summer camp director for The Players Centre for 10 years. He joined the CAC in 2018, serving as ringmaster for the Summer Circus Spectacular and creative director for the Sailor Circus Academy.
Mr. Robb is a comedian with the unique ability to capture an audience and hold them spellbound has been enjoyed worldwide in numerous venues. From circus and stage to film and television, his unique blend of circus skills and audience participation takes a classic performing style to the cutting edge of comedy.
Darren Trull is a Canadian-born acrobat with over 12 years of performance experience in more than 30 countries. He began his circus career with Cirque Du Soleil’s “Saltimbanco” and, since then, has worked for two other Cirque Du Soleil productions (“Michael Jackson Immortal,” “Volta”) as well as two shows with the world-renowned director Franco Dragone in Macau, China and Dubai, UAE. Trull is now focused on his aerial straps specialty but, over his career, he has performed many different acrobatic disciplines, including Chinese pole, cyr wheel, static cradle and Russian swing.
Noel Aguilar is an eighth-generation circus performer who is a descendant of one of Mexico’s first circus families. His passion for juggling began at the tender age of 5, following his father’s example to continually perfect his craft and dedicating himself to entertaining and performing. He has performed all over the world and recently won a Bronze Clown at the Festival International du Cirque de Monte Carlo.
Elayne Kramer is a sixth-generation performer from an Argentinean circus family. She started her circus training with her parents at age 4 and made her debut in the ring at age 7 as a contortionist; she is one of the top hand-balancers of her generation. She has won several international circus awards, including a Bronze Clown at the Festival International du Cirque de Monte Carlo in 2008. She was featured in the Big Apple Circus's 35th anniversary production, Legendarium in 2012-2013, and has also appeared on several television shows, including the Ellen DeGeneres Show and Good Morning America.
The Valla-Bertini Family is well known for its unique balancing agility and acrobatics atop high unicycles. They have performed in a variety of circuses, won two gold medals at the Circus Championships in England, and have presented a command performance for Queen Elizabeth II. The family is comprised of Vlastek, a sixth-generation circus performer; his wife, Kim Sue, a fourth-generation circus performer; and their two children, Vincent and Violet. They are excited to work in their hometown of Sarasota!