A New Kind of Circus Comes to Sausalito for 2017
Update: Did you miss Flynn Creek Circus in Sausalito? You can still catch them in Calistoga (July 20-23), Windsor (July 27-30) or Rohnert Park (August 23-27). Click here for tickets.
Dates and Times:
Thursday July 13, 2017 — 7:00 PM
Friday July 14, 2017 — 7:00 PM
Saturday July 15, 2017 — 3:00 PM and 7:00 PM
Sunday July 16, 2017 — 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM
Location: Marinship Park, Sausalito CA 94965 (See map below) — The same location as the Sausalito Art Festival.
The disappearance of circuses with elephants, lions and tigers (due to issues of animal cruelty) has opened the door for the return of the circuses that were popular in Europe before the time of P.T. Barnum. These centuries-old performances grew out of classic traditions like the Italian Commedia dell’arte, which mixed comedic theatre, improvisation and gymnastics.
If that sounds interesting then you’re in for a treat, because the Flynn Creek Circus is bringing a new kind of all-human big-top theater to Sausalito’s Marinship Park, home of the annual Sausalito Art Festival. They offer traditional European-style tightrope walkers, aerialists, jugglers and acrobats, along with very modern comedy. We’re proud that Flynn Creek, which is home-grown just north of us in Mendocino County, has become a sponsor of OurSausalito.com.
Featuring an international cast of performers, Flynn Creek Circus calls its style ‘Inter-Active,’ fusing comedy, improvisation and amazing athletic and gymnastic skills to create a completely new kind of circus-theater. Every performance is different, taking on a unique identity as audience choices inspire the cast to execute impressive (and often ridiculous) stunts appropriate for all ages.
Critic Judy Spinelli of Spectacle Magazine wrote, “Flynn Creek displays a tantalizing instinct for balancing a show to include just the right amount of classical elements to please purists, while including original experiments that are a hallmark of the contemporary circus scene.” It’s an exciting recipe for audience fun.
Opening Night tickets are being offered at a discounted price until the start of the first show, and can be purchased in advance at their website. Opening night tickets are $20 for adults, $11 for children, with no front row VIP section.
VIP front row seating for Friday, Saturday and Sunday performances is priced at $50 per person, and includes complimentary popcorn or cotton candy, drink and souvenir program. Flynn Creek tells us that these seats often sell out early.
Advance tickets for Friday, Saturday and Sunday performances are priced at:
$27 for adults ($32 at the door)
$12 for children ($15 at the door)
$20 for Seniors, Students and Veterans ($25 at the door)
$50 for VIP Front Row (with free goodies and souvenir program)