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CURRENT PRESS RELEASE
|Oct. 19, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
A live holiday show under the big top
Circus Juventas debuts inaugural winter show
Weekends Dec. 5 – 13, 2020, in St. Paul
(Saint Paul, MN) Circus Juventas will be one of the rare performing arts companies presenting live family entertainment this holiday season. A Hygge Holiday, (pronounced hoo-gah), will transport audiences to the beautiful and bewitching North Woods, and leave them exhilarated by the high-flying acrobatics and dazzling artistry. The show features narration by famed author, playwright and storyteller Kevin Kling and is the first-ever holiday offering by the internationally award-winning Circus Juventas. Performances run weekends Dec. 5 through 13 under the big top, 1270 Montreal Avenue, St. Paul, MN.. Tickets go on sale 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 26. Mark your calendar as seats are limited and shows typically sell out. Tickets are $30 for children, $40 for adults and are available through Ticketworks.
“The air flow inside the big top is as close to being outside as you can get,” said Dan Butler, co-founder and executive director of Circus Juventas. “We have 90,000 cubic feet of space, new HEPA filters, a 40-foot ceiling and numerous industrial fans.” Social distancing will be used in seat allocations, and mask wearing will be mandatory at all times while inside the Big Top. In addition, Circus Juventas’ upgraded HVAC system will ensure the highest quality air filtration to benefit both audience members and performers. Circus Juventas follows Stay Safe MN’s COVID-19 protocols, details of which can be found at https://staysafe.mn.gov.
“Our show may very well be the only live and in-person holiday event this season,” said Elizabeth “Betty” Butler, co-founder and artistic director of Circus Juventas. “It is filled with humor and warmth, with unicycling elves, daredevil lumberjacks and a tree-decorating attempt that goes hilariously wrong on high swinging aerial ladders. We want to leave the audience with that cozy feeling that the Danish call ‘hygge’ with a side of adrenaline, brought to life by our talented performers as they do backflips off a wall trampoline and spin high above them on silks.”
A Hygge Holiday Dates and Performances
Tickets go on sale Monday, October 26, at 10:00 a.m.
Tickets are $30 for children ages 3 – 10, and $40 for ages 11 and older.
Children ages 2 and under on an adult’s lap are free.
Order through Ticketworks.
Saturday, Dec. 5 – 7 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 6 – 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 10 – 7 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 11 – 7 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 12 – 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 13 – 1 p.m.
Safety precautions in place for A Hygge Holiday
- Guests must wear a mask at all times while inside the big top
- Show runs 70 minutes without intermission
- No concessions sold at these performances
- Entry times into the big top will be staggered to ensure social distancing
- New safety standards limit audience to 250 maximum, with a minimum 6-foot distance between all parties
- Deep cleaning of high-touch areas to take place between performances
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About Circus Juventas
Circus Juventas is a 501(c)3 nonprofit and the largest youth performing arts circus school in North America. Over the past 25 years, co-founders Dan and Betty Butler have seen their dream grow into a year-round program that serves more than 2,500 children and youth with a diverse array of circus arts training and performance opportunities in a noncompetitive setting. Circus Juventas’ mission is to inspire artistry and self-confidence through a multicultural circus arts experience that encourages leadership and life skills, teamwork, athleticism, artistry, pursuit of excellence, and community service. For more information, visit http://circusjuventas.org.
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