Big Apple Circus hits the big screen in cinemas around the world Nov. 8

Sedona Film Festival hosts FREE event for kids at Fisher Theatre

Hurry, hurry! Fly away to the magical ring, to the circus -- the Big Apple Circus -- where an All-New Show "METAMORPHOSIS" with astonishing acts and startling transformations will transport you to a realm of enchantment under the Big Top!

On Saturday, Nov. 8, New York's original one-ring circus -- for the first time in its 37-year history -- will beam a performance for all ages into hundreds of movie theaters around the world, including the Mary D. Fisher Theatre in Sedona.

There will be two shows at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., presented by the Sedona International Film Festival. Children and teens are admitted free of charge, and adult tickets are only $5 each and will benefit the Food Pantry at Sedona Red Rock High School.

Captured live from its home venue under the big top at Lincoln Center in New York, METAMORPHOSIS features performers from the U.S., Russia, France and Mongolia, in an array of classical circus artistry such as clowning, juggling, acrobatics and equestrianism. Cinema audiences will experience a very intimate live circus event.

Soar on wings of artifice and illusion to a dreamscape domain where nothing is impossible!

Appearing before your very eyes: The thrilling flyers of the trapeze, swooping and swirling through circus skies! The razzle-dazzle of the rolla-bolla, an act that teeters right on the edge of equilibrium. The dynamo of the diabolo, the whirling double-tops of the Big Top! An aerial space-age acrobatic adventure -- an ascent to amazement!

The risky rhythms of the Risley team, twisting and turning, topsy-turvy! The cadenzas of camels and horses, and the exuberance of playful pooches, out to dazzle with delight!

The cunning conjurors of the quick-change act, defying belief and inspiring awe! The incredible flexible limbs of the contortionist in an act that will literally bend your imagination! And Francesco the Clown, captivating the crowd with his musical merriment and gentle humor.

Under the direction of maestro Rob Slowik, the renowned Big Apple Band provides as always the live and glorious tunes of the sawdust spectacular. And finally, our irrepressible, magnificent Ringmaster, the illustrious and incomparable John Kennedy Kane will summon the spirits of the circus universe to immerse you in the wonder, the joy and the astounding magic of "METAMORPHOSIS"!

For 37 years, Big Apple Circus -- New York's original one-ring circus -- has been delighting audiences of all ages under its Big Top by presenting the finest in live family entertainment featuring world-class circus artistry. Big Apple Circus is a not-for-profit performing arts and outreach institution committed to invigorating communities with the joy and wonder of a classical circus.

This big-screen performance -- free for children and teens -- is made possible by a generous donation from Earle Weatherwax in loving memory of Georgia Frontiere.

The Big Apple Circus "Metamorphosis" will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre on Saturday, Nov. 8 at 10:30 a.m. (live simulcast) and 2 p.m. (recorded encore). Tickets are FREE for children and teens; adult tickets are only $5 each and will benefit the Food Pantry at Sedona Red Rock High School.

Tickets are available in advance at the Sedona International Film Festival office or by calling 928-282-1177 or online at www.SedonaFilmFestival.org. Both the theatre and film festival office are located at 2030 W. Hwy. 89A, in West Sedona.

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