After a successful run on Broadway, Cirque Shanghai returned to Navy Pier this Memorial Day with a magnificent new show, Year of the Dragon! Now is your chance to experience what everyone is talking about! Year of the Dragon will continue to run all summer long through September 3rd, so get your tickets now!
This year’s production features an incredible line up of awe-inspiring acts, including Bike Balances and Hoop Diving, as well as an all-new Group Chair Stack, Teeterboard act and the Wheel of Death! China’s daredevil motorcycle troupe, “Imperial Thunder,” returns with five motorcyclists riding at break-neck speed within a steel globe! We can only tell you how amazing this show is, you must experience it for yourself and see firsthand that you will be amazed from beginning to end!
The Chicago Tribune hails the production to be a “beguiling, sophisticated and contemporary 75-minute show, replete with some bravura acrobatics and infused with fabric-strewn visuals,” and the Chicago Sun-Times raves “Cirque Shanghai has been an especially bright spot on Navy Pier…bringing young, talented acrobatic troupes and first-rate production values to the canopied, open-air Skyline Stage.” Time Out Chicago says, “Jaw-dropping, aerobatic stunts…adults will enjoy this show every bit as much as kids.”
If you attend a show on Wednesday or Saturday night, you will be able to enjoy Navy Pier’s beautiful fireworks afterward! Stay for the fireworks show after the event and catch a gorgeous outdoor view of the famous fireworks show from your seat!
The Cirque Shanghai will be on the Pepsi Skyline® Stage that seats up to 1,500. However, it is an open-air theater and will take place rain or shine! The show is always open to all ages and promises to deliver “High Intensity, Fun, Extreme Excitement, Motorcycle Stunts, Aerialists and Non-Stop Amazement!”
Performances run approximately 75 minutes with no intermission.
Tickets available through Ticketmaster or at the Navy Pier box office. Dates and times can be found at: /cirqueshanghai/schedule.html