Family circus to pitch its tent in Chandler

December 13, 2013 by  

The circus is on its way to Chandler. In approximately two weeks’ time, Giovanni Zoppe and his crew of acrobats and animals will be arriving at the city’s Center for the Arts to offer entertainment for the entire family. A print company may be designing posters to help promote this event throughout the Phoenix area.

The family-owned, one-ring show has now been running for more than 170 years and offers a traditional Italian-American ambiance. It is designed for an audience of 500 people, allowing all attendees to have an excellent view of the performers and their acts.

Giovanni Zoppe will be the star of the show, playing the role of Nino the Clown. The circus will also feature performances from tightrope walkers, trapeze artists, and highly-trained dogs and horses. Guests who choose to sit in the front rows may even be invited to come onto the stage and participate in the fun. Visitors can expect to indulge in traditional circus snacks, including popcorn and cotton candy, as they watch the excitement unfold.

The Zoppe Circus will open on Thursday, December 26 at 7:00 pm. Shows will continue daily through Sunday, January 5 with performance times varying. There will be a special show at 7:30 pm on New Year’s Eve.

Tickets will start at $22 for adults and $15 for children. Kids aged two and under will receive free admission.

The Center for the Arts is located at 250 North Arizona Avenue. Those seeking further information may call (480) 782-2680.