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Big Apple Circus in Lake George Sparks Imagination, Review

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Clowns, Jugglers and Plenty of Imagination

The Big Apple Circus in Lake George, Review

One of the many acrobats at the Big Apple Circus. Photo courtesy Big Apple CircusThe imagination has no boundaries and neither does the Big Apple Circus. The show, which will be in Lake George through July 29th, features daring feats and colorful characters who deliver well on the “Dream Big” theme.

The “imagination machine” that Grandma Clown unplugs continues to work and members of the ShanDong Acrobatic Troupe tumble like sparks coming out of an electrical outlet. The colors and textures of their costumes are as imaginative as the story line and integrate well into the actions of the performers.

Russian aerialist Anna Volodko spins up and down a rope effortlessly and tension builds as members of the Flying Cortes go from one trapeze to the other. The daring performances are woven together with less serious acts in between, including a funny magic duo, circus animal tricks, and the antics of Grandma Clown who invites a guest to partake in a water spitting contest with her.

The appeal of the Big Apple Circus is in the intimate circus experience offered.  No binoculars are needed because all acts take place in or above one circus ring and no seat is more than 50 feet away from the action.

Big Apple performances are being held under the air-conditioned Big Top in Charles R. Wood Park in Lake George. Tickets range from $10 to $40 and can be purchased online at www.bigapplecircus.org or by calling 1-888-541-3570.  The Circus Box Office, located in front of the Big Top, will be open Wednesday–Saturday, 10am to 8pm and Sunday–Tuesday, 10am–6pm. For groups of 15 people or more, inquiries about wheelchair–accessible seating, or additional information, call the Ticket Info Line at (800) 922-3772.

There is no on-site parking available at the Charles R. Wood Park. Two large lots owned by the Lake George Steamboat Company and the Fort William Henry Corp. are available for parking adjacent to the circus grounds. Parking will also be available at the village’s Beach Road lot, the Million Dollar Beach lot and the Off Track Betting lot on Route 9. Parking fees range from $5 to $10 in the private lots. All of the lots are within a five-minute walk to the circus.

Holli Rossi Murphy is a Contributor to The Free George.

The Free George is the online magazine and visitors’ guide of Upstate NY, covering things from Albany to Lake Placid, including Saratoga, the Lake George region and the Adirondacks. Check out our City Blogs section for our extended coverage areas as well.

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