Thursday, April 13, 2017

Prepare to be Astounded and Amazed by Mr. Fish’s Super Circus Stuff

All the elements of your favorite circus spectacle with a smidgen of science thrown in.

Combining circus, science, and magic, Mr. Fish’s Super Circus Stuff is a super-fun show that will excite and entertain audience members of all ages. Featuring fast paced plate spinning, juggling, balancing, boomerangs, bubbles, illusions, bull whips, and more, it has all the elements of your favorite circus spectacle with a slightly scientific spin. Mr. Fish’s tricks will astound and amaze with the added bonus of teaching about friction, inertia, gravity, centripetal force, aerodynamics, sonic booms, air pressure, and more. Circus tricks are thrilling, magic is marvelous, and science is cool – when performed by Mr. Fish! Horizon Stage is pleased to present Mr. Fish’s Super Circus Stuff as the third and final show in our 2016/17 Family Matinee Series on Saturday, April 29 at 2 p.m.

John Lepiarz, aka Mr Fish, is a graduate of Oberlin College and the LeCoq School in Paris. He performed with the Big Apple Circus from 1987 - 1994 and appeared in various shows as Master of Ceremonies, variety artist and clown. John is a featured artist in the HBO special, "Ballerinas, Horses and Clowns" and also appeared in the ABC special "Great Circus performances of the World". In 1995 John created the stage show The Super Scientific Circus with his long-time friend, Trent Arterberry. Since 1995 Mr. Fish and his company have toured to theaters in all 50 United States as well as to Canada, Mexico, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Singapore. Many of their shows use circus skills to help the audience understand science, math, and sustainable energy.

Mr. Fish’s Super Circus Stuff has been successfully performed for, and enjoyed by, audiences large and small and is suitable for ages 4 and up. So grab the kids in your life, or come on your own, and prepare to be amazed, entertained, maybe even educated as Mr. Fish takes the circus out of the big top and brings it to Horizon Stage on Saturday, April 29. Free pre-show crafts and activities start at 1 p.m. and the hour-long performance starts at 2 p.m. Tickets are $12 for circus fans of all ages and may be purchased at the City Hall Ticket Centre (315 Jespersen Ave), by phone at 780-962-8995 or 1-888-655-9090, and online through

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