The circus is coming town to the Fisher Theatre. It's a dazzling show called "Circus 1903 - The Golden Age of Circus." Click the video player to see how the Ringmaster describes the giant puppet elephants.
The show runs through Sunday March 19th. Tickets start at $35. They are available right now at phone at 1-800-982-2787 or online at www.broadwayindetroit.com or www.ticketmaster.com, also at the Fisher Theatre box office.
The producers of the world's biggest magic show, The Illusionists, have teamed up with the award-winning puppeteers from War Horse for the production. The show is billed as a "thrilling turn-of-the-century circus spectacular.:"
Circus performers from around the world will perform and use stunning puppetry that puts Elephants back in the ring. The shoe includes the largest ever performing (puppet) African elephant and her baby.
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.
You will also see a huge cast of unique, amazing and dangerous circus acts. The list includes strong men to contortionists, acrobats to musicians, knife throwers, high wire acts and much more.