Monday, January 30, 2012

Windy City Circus blows into Chicago Feb. 17 - 26

* Scroll to end of post for a discount code for Windy City Circus tickets for the readers of my blog.*

Did you know the City of Chicago celebrates its 175th birthday this year? Windy City Circus is proud to announce its new partnership with the City of Chicago to celebrate the same. This will include a special salute during every performance of the circus throughout its 10 day run.  

Windy City Circus, an all-new locally produced professional circus featuring jaw-dropping circus acts and hilarious characters from around the world, will make its debut inside Navy Pier’s Festival Hall, 600 E. Grand Avenue, Feb. 17-26, 2012. This exciting “circus with a purpose” will have a strong hometown feel, featuring cameo appearances by an assortment of famous and infamous Chicago area historic figures. 80% of net ticket sale proceeds will go to benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Chicagoland & Northwest Indiana and the Special Olympics Chicago and co-sponsor Special Children’s Charities.

David Maas is the Big Top producer and founder of Windy City Circus, and also will serve as master of ceremonies.  A renowned magician and the star of many American and international circuses, Maas is best known as the co-star of the “World Renowned David & Dania Quick Change,” in which he and Moscow Circus veteran Dania Kaseeva Maas perform an astonishing series of split-second costume changes, an act that has been featured on such programs as “America’s Got Talent” and “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” and also has wowed stage and arena audiences world-wide. 

At Navy Pier, a colorful circus scene will be designed inside Festival Hall, and Windy City Circus audiences will sit within 50 feet of the performance ring.  In addition to David and Dania’s “Quick Change,” Windy City Circus will feature an internationally acclaimed roster of circus stars, including aerial and trapeze artists, clowns, jugglers and animal acts.

Ticket Information and Performance Schedule

Individual tickets range from $17.50-$45 for weekday performances and $20.50-$60 for weekend performances. Four-ticket family packages are available for prices starting at $63. Special group rates are available for school and charitable organizations.

Performances will run Feb. 17 – 26, with performances every day.  Performances are:
Tuesday – Friday at 10:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Saturdays at 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Sundays at 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.
There will also be performances on Monday, Feb. 20 at 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.

Individual tickets are available online at or by calling 312-803-0096.  Groups of 10 or more can purchase discounted tickets by calling Grouptix at 773-327-3778 or visiting

Edited to add:  As a reader of my blog, you get a coupon code for $7.50 off per ticket for the General Grandstand for any show that you would like to go to. So the price for a General Grandstand ticket which is $20.50 would be $13 if you enter the promotional code CHICAGO. Enjoy!!

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