Review: Circus 1903 at the Fisher Theatre
Ahh, the Circus. I actually just recently went to the real circus with my mom, niece, and sister in law. And of course, it was awesome. It was huge, they had animals, clowns… it was cool. But honestly, I liked Circus 1903 so much more.
What made Circus 1903 so much more than just a circus is that it is a circus meets a play. They told a story throughout both acts.
The first act was all about announcing the circus coming to town, selling tickets, and setting up the big top. The parts where they were setting the big top up made me think of the opening scenes of Dumbo. Act 1 had my favorite performance: the contortionist. I wish I would have been allowed to take pictures/video because… wow. At one point, she was laying face down on her chest, and walked her legs completely around her body, over and over again. It was amazing.
Act 1 also introduced the elephants. Even being puppets, even being able to see the people inside, they were still breathtaking. Especially the mommy elephant. She does spray a bit of water into the crowd, so if you are in the front rows, be aware!
Act 2 brought the ‘big’ stuff. Two guys flipped each other in the air just by using their feet. I can’t really explain it, except that I would most definitely break my neck just considering to attempt it.
My dad’s favorite was the juggler. This guy was insane. At one point, he was juggling 6 of the bottle looking things. He was juggling so fast that you couldn’t even see his hands move.
I wont ruin the last few acts, because honestly, they were amazing. Expect your mind to be blown.
Overall, I highly recommend going to see Circus 1903 when if it comes to town. It kept my entire family entertained – a five year old, 24 year old, and two 50ish year olds. And to astound us all means it has to be good.