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December 27, 2016

New show combines acrobatics with the Wild West

Cirque Éloize to bring 'Saloon - A Musical Acrobatic Adventure' to the Kimmel Center

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Saloon show Courtesy of the Kimmel Center/PhillyVoice

Cirque Eloize is bringing a new Wild West show to Broadway Philadelphia.

"Saloon - A Musical Acrobatic Adventure" is coming to the Kimmel Center's Merriam Theater on Jan. 13-14. The Cirque Éloize show brings the Wild West to life with eight acrobats and three musicians on stage.

In the middle of the desert, a town comes to life. The saloon doors swing open to reveal a motley cast of individuals, each with a tale to tell. In Cirque Éloize’s "Saloon," cast members sing, dance and perform acrobatic acts. 

Audience members will watch hand-to-hand balancing, Chinese pole, Korean plank, aerial straps, Cyr wheel, rope lassoing and juggling displays.

While the acrobats perform, a blend of country and folk music will play. Listen closely to catch clips of songs from Patsy Cline and Johnny Cash.

“Cirque Éloize has a long history of transporting audiences to a specific place and time through their magical performances, and this newest creation will surely follow suit,” Anne Ewers, president and CEO of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, stated in a press release.

There will be multiple performance times. Catch the 8 p.m. show on Friday, Jan. 13, or the 2 p.m. or 8 p.m. shows on Saturday, Jan. 14.

Cirque Éloize: "Saloon - A Musical Acrobatic Adventure"

Friday, Jan. 13 through Saturday, Jan. 14
$45-$85 per person
Merriam Theater
250 S. Broad St.