THE BIG APPLE CIRCUS – “THE GRAND TOUR”.
All Aboard the S.S. Big Apple Circus
The Opening Scene of the new Big Apple Circus Show “The Grand Tour”.
Ringmaster John Kennedy Kane delighted the audience and kept the show moving right along.
Chiara Anastasini was magical in her ability to keep all the hula hoops going.
Brent McBeth and Joel Jeske keep the audience laughing with their “Feeling Hot” routine.
Joel gets a face full of water thru the port hole door.Joel finds an innocent audience member and threatens him with a bucket of water.
Alexander Koblikov performs an amazing ball juggling act.
Alexander Koblikov drops all the balls at the end of his act.
A professional ‘class act’ all the way from beginning to end.
Jenny Vidbel and Emily McGuire make a wonderful dog act with jumping and running dogs.
Brent helps Jenny with the ‘jumprope’ for this amazing dog.
Dogs are the best!
The Energy Trio perform a muscularly amazing Handstand act.
The Energy Trio with their balance and strength showing here.
John Kennedy Kane, Joel Jeske and Brent McBeth all contribute to the “Red Nose Transplant”.
Eric & Jayson Dominguez appear in a thick fog before they climb onto “The Wheel of Wonder”
The Wheel rotates as the two walk inside the circular open path.
Eric Dominguez walks on the outside of the circle blindfolded.
Brent McBeth reminds the audience what to ‘hashtag’ when they ‘tweet’ the show.
Jenny Vidbel and Emily McGuire perform a beautiful “Arabian Horses” act.
A graceful bow by Jenny Vidbel’s horse was gorgeously performed.
Joel Jeske and Brent McBeth were clowning the whole evening and singing and dancing as well.
The camel with Joel Jeske hanging onto the tail was part of a piece titled “Istanbul” that was performed with Brent McBeth.
The ZUMA ZUMA TROUPE performed a wonderful balancing acrobatic act.
The Zuma Zuma Troupe worked great together accomplishing great balancing.
Sergey Akimov performed an amazing “Aerial Straps” act flying up in the tent.
Sergey Akimov performed with grace and strength throughout his act.
Joel Jeske with Brent McBeth performed an audience participation “Musical Chairs” that was hysterical.
After the others get disqualified it becomes a battle between Joel and this cute young girl.
Joel is infuriated that he didn’t win the chair!
The Dosov Troupe complete the show with their athletic ‘Teeterboard’ act.
Flying off the teeterboard into the air.
Flying off the teeterboard onto the seat.
The cast leaves the circus ring after the ‘finale’ and says GOODBYE to the audience.
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“THE GRAND TOUR”
Written and Created by Joel Jeske
Directed by Mark Lonergan
Scenic and Lighting Designer: Maruti Evans
Sound Designer: Jean-Pierre Perreaux
Props Designer: Katie Fleming
Costume Designer: Oana Botez
Associate Director and Choreographer: Antoinette Dipietropolo
Props Master: Becca Bernard
Musical Director: Rob Slowik
Original Music and Arrangements: David Bandman, Peter Bufano, Jeffrey W. Holmes
Clown Material Created by Joel Jeske
Big Apple Circus Executive Director: Will Maitland Weiss
Big Apple Circus Artistic Director: Guillaume Dufresnoy
Artistic Director Guillaume Dufresnoy introduces the show at ‘Dress Rehearsal’.