Inside the Whimsical World of ‘Circus 1903’ in Las Vegas

Circus 1903 at Paris Las Vegas
 
There is a new circus in town. It’s the re-imagined show Circus 1903 – The Golden Age of Circus and it’s brought the old-time feel of the circus to Paris Las Vegas for a five-month run.
 
The Paris Theater has been transformed into a big top where a turn-of-the-century circus is now set up. It comes complete with two “elephants,” which aren’t elephants at all because there are no real animals in this circus.
 
The elephants in Circus 1903 – Mom, Queenie, and her calf, Peanut – are giant puppets, created by the puppeteers who brought horses to the stage in the play War Horse.

The animals appear throughout the show as Queenie teaches Peanut all about life in a circus.

They are joined by Willy Whipsnade, the ringmaster, and usual circus acts, such as contortionists, jugglers, knife throwers, a strongman and trapeze artists.

Circus 1903 is produced by the duo Simon Painter and Tim Lawson, who have brought circus-themed shows and Broadway musicals to more than 300 cities around the world.

Circus 1903 performs at 7 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays. There is also a 3 p.m. show Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays. The circus will be in town through December 31.You can find discounted tickets here on Best of Vegas.

Las Vegas, NV – 8/3/17

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