The holiday break seems to have flown by and now we are back at work and the kids are back at school. We sincerely hope your break was wonderful. Here at Chandler Center for the Arts we had a blast. We were lucky enough to have the Zoppé Italian Circus grace our west lawn. Every day was filled with thrilling acts, laughter, and tons of fun.
Last week we even hosted the CUSD Zoppé Circus Camp. On the first day of camp one of the participants was ready to return home because of stage fright. Thankfully a few minutes of speaking with our Marketing Assistant we convinced her to stay. By the end of the camp, she was performing and having a grand ol’ time. To top it off she even presented our Marketing Assistant with a little drawing of gratitude (see side photo). Hosting the camp kids was a bundle of fun.
Come Saturday evening, we were all sad to see the show close. Needless to say, we can’t wait until the circus comes to town next year.
In the mean time, be sure to come see one of our amazing upcoming shows. Click here for the complete list.
Although it might not be a “permanent escape” the show will allow you to run away from your daily to-dos and be swept away by the acrobatic feats, equestrian showmanship, canine capers, and clowning around. So pack your bags (more like pack up the car with your friends and family) and head over to the big white and blue striped tent.
As soon as you arrive, you are instantly transported to the old Italian circus world. People are bustling around, the smell of popcorn wafts though the air, circus music plays in the background, and excitement abounds. The performers enter the ring and you can bet your inner child will emerge. You will laugh, you will cry, you will be on the edge of your seat! Before you know it you are lost in the magic of the circus.
As the show comes to an end you might find yourself asking Giovanni Zoppe, the sixth-generation circus performer who plays Nino the clown, if you can join the circus. Today could be your lucky day.
Either way, make sure you run away to the Zoppé Italian Family circus this season, even if it is just for a day!