2 Nov

Big Apple Circus returns to the Big Top at Lincoln Center for the company’s 38th season with the World Premiere of its all-new show, The GrandTour! Tickets start at $25, and the show runs from October 21, 2015 to January 10, 2016. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit
 The GrandTour transports audiences to the Roaring 1920s, the advent of the modern travel era, when the most adventuresome began to tour the world in ships, planes, trains, and automobiles. With every seat less than 50 feet from the stage, audiences will be awed by the world-class entertainers as they perform breathtaking acts from the four corners of the globe. Clowns, jugglers, acrobats, and aerialists from Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and North and South America appear with ponies, puppies and more; the troupe sets off on their own whirlwind adventure, accompanied by the live, seven-piece Big Apple Circus Band at each of more than 100 performances.

Four-time Big Apple Circus ringmaster John Kennedy Kane returns to introduce a variety of stunning performers: clowns Joel Jeske and Brent McBeth; third-generation circus animal trainer Jenny Vidbel with her pony and dog acts; aerialist Sergey Akimov; international juggling sensation Alexander Koblikov; ninth-generation circus performer Chiara Anastasini with hula hoops; the Dominguez Brothers defying the law of gravity with their thrill-filled act featuring the Wheel of Wonder; Chinese hand balancers The Energy Trio; the African acrobatic troupe Zuma Zuma; and the Dosov Troupe soaring on the teeterboard.

The GrandTour, conceived and created by Joel Jeske, is directed by Mark Lonergan (artistic director of Parallel Exit, the three-time Drama Desk Award-nominated physical theater company) with associate director and choreographer Antoinette DiPietropolo. Musical direction by Rob Slowik with clown material created and directed by Joel Jeske. Set and lighting design by Maruti Evans, costume design by Oana Botez, and props design by Katie Fleming.
As a nonprofit performing arts institution, the Big Apple Circus is committed not only to thrilling audiences in the ring, but also to bringing the joy and wonder of circus into the community. Big Apple Circus creates direct, shared connections inside its one-ring Big Top AND in hospitals, nursing homes, and schools, in its New York City home and in cities across America.
**GIVEAWAY: Big Apple Circus is offering one of my readers a family 4-pack of tickets to the Wednesday November 11, 2015 4:30pm show. 

To enter answer this question below: 

What year was the Big Apple Circus founded? You can find answer on the website. 




Winner will be picked and announced Friday, November 6. Winner will be emailed by Big Apple Circus to claim tickets. My readers can also use use promo code BIGAPPLE to save 20% off tickets (that’s not just off one ticket, but the whole purchase).* (*Limited availability. Offer good on select seats and shows. Other conditions apply. Children under 3 are free when on the lap of a paid adult, one child per lap.) 

Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post. This is a giveaway. 

Update: WINNER WAS ANNOUNCED ON SOCIAL MEDIA: @dadarocks is the winner. Congrats! Thank you to all who entered. More giveaways to come. Check out one going on now. 



  1. Sandy chiang November 2, 2015 at 9:19 am #

    They were founded on 1977

    • nilimo72 November 2, 2015 at 9:23 am #

      Thanks for your answer! Good luck Sandy.

  2. DaDa Rocks! November 2, 2015 at 9:35 am #


    • nilimo72 November 2, 2015 at 10:08 am #

      Good luck Adam! Thanks for entering!

  3. DaDa Rocks! November 2, 2015 at 9:35 am #

    1977 says the all knowing websites of knowledge.

  4. peekababy November 2, 2015 at 9:56 am #


    • nilimo72 November 2, 2015 at 10:09 am #

      Good luck and thanks for entering Jessica!

  5. Julia C. November 2, 2015 at 10:46 am #

    1977!!! Crossing my fingers

  6. Globetrotting Mommy (@travelmommy) November 2, 2015 at 4:50 pm #

    1977!!! We’re off from school so that would be a great activity!!!

    • nilimo72 November 2, 2015 at 4:53 pm #

      That’s the best time to go. We went on a Sunday which was perfect. We are off that day too. Good luck!

  7. Valerie November 2, 2015 at 5:12 pm #

    1977 – That date will be great!! I went last season and it was fantastic! Would love to win to go again

    • nilimo72 November 2, 2015 at 5:19 pm #

      This was our first time going and it was amazing. Good luck Valerie. Thanks for entering.

  8. Joseph Ng November 3, 2015 at 9:21 am #

    1977 according to the website.

  9. Wing Sau C. November 3, 2015 at 9:21 am #

    It’s 1977! Thank you for the opportunity

    • nilimo72 November 3, 2015 at 9:58 am #

      You’re welcome. Good luck Wing!

  10. Melkis Baez November 3, 2015 at 10:59 pm #

    1977! That’s my daugther’s 2nd bday! What a way to celebrate!

    • nilimo72 November 4, 2015 at 2:38 am #

      Aww. Happy birthday. Good luck Melkis.

  11. Ernestina Romero November 5, 2015 at 3:50 am #

    They were founded in 1977

  12. Karina Pacheco November 5, 2015 at 3:51 am #

    The Big Apple Circus was founded in 1977 🙂

    • nilimo72 November 5, 2015 at 5:04 am #

      Thanks for entering Karina.

  13. Karina Pacheco November 5, 2015 at 3:52 am #

    They were founded in 1977

    • nilimo72 November 5, 2015 at 12:17 pm #

      Thanks for entering! Good luck!

  14. Karina Pacheco November 5, 2015 at 3:53 am #

    They were founded in 1977 🙂

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