Zoppe Italian Family Circus - A Must See! Aug 16-25
By: Janet King
Posted: Aug 19th, 2013
My family had the pleasure of attending another fabulous Zoppe Italian Family Circus presentation in Colorado this weekend. I must say it's the best one yet! What I LOVE about this circus is that it is smaller and personal. The traditional Big Top does not have a bad seat in the house, it's affordable and fun for the entire family. They are performing in Wheatridge this week until August 25th (www.zoppecolorado.com).
The "family" begins before showtime outside the tent giving teasers of what you will see and participates with the audience. They introduce each performer - including the next generation of lil'Nino. VIP tickets are $20 (chairs) and General Admission (bleachers) are $15 with children under 2 free. Check on www.Coloradokids.com for $5 off coupons.
The main clown Nino is at his finest - and this year he introduces the next generation with lil'Nino his son who is almost 4. There are no fancy lights, not expensive light up toys. It is just a true European circus with animal tricks, tight ropes, horses, comedy, juggling and the most amazing acrobatics performance I have ever seen! There are no nets to catch the performers. We truly were sitting holding our breath while the couple basically did a dance on the trapeze with flips, twirls and spins. And Nino the clown kept us laughing throughout the show!
My kids absoultely LOVE this circus - it's our 5th time seeing them -and this year we brought another family who were simply amazed at the skills of the performers. At then at the end of the performance we were able to meet and greet all the performers. My 9 and 6 year olds now are aspiring to join a circus! Ends up there is even a circus school in Boulder...you never know!
Don't miss this fabulous opportunity for a great and affordable family outing. They are only in Wheatridge the rest of this week: