LAS VEGAS – In a Las Vegas premiere event, the producers of the world’s biggest magic show, The Illusionists, have teamed up with the award-winning puppeteers from War Horse, to bring a thrilling turn-of-the-century circus spectacular to the Las Vegas Strip. Jointly promoted by Caesars Entertainment, Red Mercury Entertainment and Producing Group, CIRCUS 1903 –The Golden Age of Circus will debut inside the Paris Theater at Paris Las Vegas July 25, 2017.
Coming off of successful runs in Los Angeles at Hollywood Pantages Theatre and New York at The Theater at Madison Square Garden, CIRCUS 1903 –The Golden Age of Circus has all the thrill and daredevil entertainment one would expect from the circus, with an exciting new twist. Sensational puppetry put elephants back in the ring as never seen before by introducing the largest ever performing African elephant and her baby. Led by a cunning ringmaster, the production features a huge cast of the most unique, amazing and dangerous circus acts from all four corners of the world, from strong men to contortionists, acrobats to musicians, knife throwers to high wire and much more.
“After playing to sell-out theaters and enthralling audiences of all ages through Australia and North America, we are thrilled to be afforded the opportunity to present our acclaimed, spectacular production in such a perfect theater at Paris Las Vegas,” said creative producer Simon Painter of the Works Entertainment. “We are grateful to our local partners for their invaluable support and look forward to being part of the entertainment tapestry at Caesars Entertainment for years to come.”
“We and our co-promoters are thrilled to welcome CIRCUS 1903 to its new home in the Paris Theater,” said David Hoenemeyer, regional president of Paris Las Vegas. “Paris Las Vegas has long history of hosting world-class entertainment lineup and we look forward to offering another top notch, enthralling show to our guests.”
Tickets begin at $49, plus all applicable taxes and fees, and go on sale Friday, June 30 at 10 a.m. CIRCUS 1903 – The Golden Age of Circus will perform in the Paris Theater at Paris Las Vegas Tuesday through Sunday at 7 p.m., with additional performances at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday, and will be dark on Monday. Tickets can be purchased online at Circus1903.com, by phone at (702) 777-2782 or by visiting the Paris box office. For groups of 10 or more, please call 866-574-3851 or email [email protected].
CIRCUS 1903 –The Golden Age of Circus is produced by Simon Painter and Tim Lawson for The Works Entertainment and MagicSpace Entertainment. Painter and Lawson have created and produced Le Grand Cirque, Le Noir, Cirque Adrenaline and The Illusionists in over 300 cities in 30 countries breaking multiple records from Broadway to London and beyond, as well as presenting A Chorus Line, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Fiddler on the Roof through Australasia. MagicSpace Entertainment has been producing and presenting national tours, Broadway shows, concerts and museum exhibits worldwide for over 35 years, including The Illusionists - Witness the Impossible, Donny & Marie – A Broadway Christmas, American Idiot, RAIN - A Tribute To The Beatles On Broadway, Lord of the Dance created by Michael Flatley, Jesus Christ Superstar, A Chorus Line and national concert tours by Janet Jackson, Cher and Fleetwood Mac, to name just a few.
The award-winning team of puppeteers and model makers who created the National Theatre’s War Horse will design, build and bring to life two stunningly beautiful elephants for CIRCUS 1903 –The Golden Age of Circus. Featuring groundbreaking advances in design and expression, the puppets appear throughout the show as the mother teaches her calf the tricks of the trade.
CIRCUS 1903 –The Golden Age of Circus is designed by scenic artist Todd Ivins and set in an extraordinary and decadent circus tent. Act 1 is set in front of the circus with trucks, props and rigging. Act 2 features the tent, flagpoles and rigging being raised into the roof of the theater.
The costumes for CIRCUS 1903 –The Golden Age of Circus are designed by Angela Aaron, whose impeccable recreations of original turn-of-the-century circus costumes are truly a work of art. These were inspired by authentic photographic collections, studying historical museum pieces and discussions with experts and historians.
No circus would be complete without its music. The soundtrack of CIRCUS 1903 –The Golden Age of Circus encapsulates the time period and accentuates the thrill and danger of the acts. It is composed by Evan Jolly, composer of many of Painter and Lawson’s international hits.
Discover the golden age of circus as CIRCUS 1903 sets to captivate audiences of all ages. Follow CIRCUS 1903 –The Golden Age of Circus on Twitter: @Circus1903, Facebook and Instagram: @Circus1903. For more information, visit www.Circus1903.com.
Paris Las Vegas
Paris Las Vegas brings the passion and sophistication of the City of Light to the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, transporting guests to Europe's most romantic city. Distinctive for its dramatic 50-story replica Eiffel Tower and authentic architectural reproductions, Paris Las Vegas features more than 2,900 hotel rooms and suites. Additionally, the resort offers an 85,000 square-foot casino; the two-acre Soleil Pool; Las Vegas’ first rooftop bar and grill, BEER PARK, spanning 10,000 square feet; Paris Spa by Mandara; two wedding chapels; unique French retail shopping located along the resort’s Le Boulevard District and the opulent nightlife venue Chateau Nightclub & Rooftop. Eleven restaurants include a distinctive array of fine cuisine such as Chef Joho's acclaimed Eiffel Tower Restaurant, French-bistro Mon Ami Gabi, Steve Martorano’s signature Italian-American dishes at Martorano’s and internationally-renowned Gordon Ramsay Steak. For more information, please visit parislasvegas.com or the Caesars Entertainment Las Vegas media room. Find Paris Las Vegas on Facebook and follow onTwitter and Instagram.
Red Mercury Entertainment
Red Mercury Entertainment is a Las Vegas-based full service entertainment company that provides comprehensive solutions for entertainment, technical direction, box office operations, showroom management and marketing for resort partners and casinos with more than 20 years of experience in the entertainment industry. For more information on Red Mercury Entertainment, visit www.RedMercuryEnt.com.
Producing Group is an innovative, diversified entertainment company built on decades of tenacity and ingenuity providing brand management and producing services to the discerning artist. Producing Group has a longstanding history of producing Drama Desk and Tony Award winning hits on Broadway, award winning Las Vegas residencies, and concert touring throughout theaters, arenas and stadiums. Producing Group has a proven track record of creating significant value through both acquisition and development of entertainment properties ranging from online media to real estate with both a knowledge base and skill sets acquired from owning, operating and promoting through the most successful venues in America leading to a series of large scale productions in Las Vegas and touring operations throughout North America.