Second star to the right and straight on ’til you’ve reached the Big Top! Circus Juventas, St. Paul’s wonderful circus-arts school, takes us to Neverland this summer to fly with Peter Pan, Captain Hook, Tiger Lily, and all the characters we remember from the classic children’s story.
My 7-year-old daughter, Emily, was my date for the affair for two reasons: 1) I knew from prior experience that she could withstand the substantial duration of the performance (3 hours including intermission) and 2) she already held dear the story of the boy who whisked a trio of kids off to an island where pirates and mermaids roam and no one has to grow up. Neverland lends itself beautifully to the craft Circus Juventas specializes in: trapeze, trampolines, tumbling and silks. You’ve got to see this spectacle to believe it. But hurry – seats fill incredibly quickly because Circus Juventas has developed a loyal following over its 20 years of teaching kids to take flight.
Circus Juventas’ Neverland
1270 Montreal Avenue‚ St Paul, MN 55116
When: Now through August 17, 2014 (find dates and times here)
Tickets: $14 – $35 (tickets can be purchased by phone via the box office at 651-699-8229 or online via ticketworks.com. A $2.75 fee will be added to all online and phone orders plus an extra $1 fee added to phoned in orders.). To avoid extra fees, visit the box office in person at the hours listed here.