The legendary Bindlestiff Family Cirkus returns to NYC
April 16-19, 2015
At The Connelly Theater
220 East 4th Street, New York, NY
Two productions: Evening shows for a sophisticated audience and weekend matinees for the whole family.
Evening shows are for a sophisticated audience (18+ strongly suggested)
Thursday at 8 pm, Friday at 8 pm, Saturday at 8 pm
$20 advance / $25 at the door / $20 clowns in make up
Matinee for the family audience
Saturday at 3 pm and Sunday at 1 pm and Sunday at 4 pm
$15 adult advance / $20 at the door / $12 matinee family-group discount (4 or more tix)
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For twenty years, Bindlestiff’s NYC Cabaret season has provided a stage for the world’s best in circus, sideshow, vaudeville, burlesque, and variety.
Over 400 circus and variety arts stars have worked this show with acts like trapeze, contortion, acrobatic balance, sword swallowing, juggling, physical comedy, and oddball novelty turns. The Bindlestiff stage is one of the few arenas in the world where you may see internationally renowned street performers, featured acts from Cirque du Soleil and Ringling Brothers, artists made known by America’s Got Talent and local legends, live, on stage, and in the same show. Live music is a defining feature of Bindlestiff’s Cabaret shows, with witty, original tunes by a variety of NYC’s best composers and accompanists. Bindlestiff’s unique style reflects deep roots in NYC’s underground club scene, nods to political street theater, and a steady respect for the traditions of American popular entertainment and illegitimate theater. The nighttime Bindlestiff’s Winter Cabaret are for grown-ups only. The weekend matinees are ideal for the whole family.
In keeping with Bindlestiff’s clubby NYC roots, the audience is encouraged to dress for festival and be part of the glamour of the evening. Those in costume or circusy makeup can ask for a discounted ticket at the door. Perhaps you’ve got some top boots and a tailcoat in the closet? Or a corset and tutu you’ve been dying to wear? A cotton-candy-floss wig and sparkly eyelashes? Dig them out, put them on, and be part of the spectacle.
The New York Times said of the BFC Cabaret: “It’s old-fashioned variety entertainment of the sort Ed Sullivan so astutely scooped up, but with twists.”
This year’s production features an all-star line-up.
The Bindlestiff Orchestra: Sabrina Chap and Matt Talmage
Special Guest for Evening Shows
Thursday April 16 – TBD
Friday April 17 – Fly By Night
Saturday April 18 – Magic Brian