CIRQUE MECHANICS BOOMS AT THE ELLEN ECCLES THEATRE

ACROBATICS + MACHINES + THEATRE + CIRCUS

LOGAN, UT — The Cache Valley Center for the Arts season opens with CIRQUE MECHANICS on SEPTEMBER 28 & 29, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. in the Ellen Eccles Theatre. Audiences seeking adventure and excitement can find both at the Cache Valley Center for the Arts when Cirque Mechanics presents BOOM TOWN, a show that flies, climbs and contorts their way through rotating gears, trampoline walls and aerial hoops set in a prospector’s haven. The show, produced by Cirque de Soleil veteran Chris Lashua, includes humor alongside high-flying acrobatics.

“It’s a wonderful show that entertains young and old,” said Wally Bloss, executive director for the Cache Valley Center for the Arts. “It’s the perfect combination of a cirque-style show with exuberant acrobatics, a mixture of clowning, some amazing machinery combined with a lovely mining town storyline.”

The show tells the story of a small 1860’s frontier town of Rosebud, where two ambitious saloon owners have set up shop in the hopes of cashing in on the town’s gold rush frenzy. The town’s early mining machinery and Old West props provide a playground for prospectors and adventure seekers performing an array of impressive and humorous acrobatics. The circus that ensues when they begin to feud for the townsfolk patronage, leads to a series of explosive events, exciting brawls, an unexpected romance and a lucrative discovery.

Cirque Mechanics explores the relationship between man and machine. Inspired by early mining equipment and the spirit of adventure that brought prospectors and entrepreneurs alike out west searching for gold, Boom Town, features innovative and one of a kind mechanical apparatus that serve both as scenery and performance prop. You will find performers climbing up swaying telegraph poles, dancing on a swinging chandelier, flying high and fast on a revolving crane, flipping and jumping on moving ore carts or balancing on whiskey jugs.

Boom Town takes you beyond the town and deep into the mine to join in the excitement of exploration and experience the thrill of discovery. You’ll be inspired to pick up your picks and pans, hop in an ore cart and come along for the ride!

Enjoy an evening of balancing tricks and juggling stunts that will raise your pulse. The performers will entertain you with several routines that will make you laugh and add some fun comic relief after spine-tingling acrobatics. For more information, visit www.cirquemechanics.com.

Join CVCA as they bring an amazing cirque-style show to open the theatre’s 2011-2012 season. Tickets for this performance are $24-$35, with a wide variety of discounts including our Family Fun! Discount. Families can purchase up to 4 child tickets at 50% off with the purchase of one regular priced adult ticket. Order now by calling the CVCA Ticket office or online anytime without any additional fees at Ellen Eccles Theatre. The Cache Valley Center for the Arts Ticket Office in the Bullen Center at 43 South Main.

This tour is made possible through the Performing Arts season at the Cache Valley Center for the Arts and the generous support from this shows sponsors including: Comcast Spotlight®; Conservice; Utah Public Radio 89.5/91.5 HD; Wells Fargo; Weston Inn Best Western. The 2011-2012 CVCA Season is made possible in part by funds from the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation; Marie Eccles Caine Foundation – Russell Family; Cache County Restaurant/RAPZ Tax Funds, Logan City Cultural Arts Grant; Utah Division of Arts & Museums & the National Endowment for the Arts; and Wasatch Logan Arts Foundation.

For more info about the Cache Valley Center for the Arts visit www.CacheArts.org. The Center is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and one hour prior to all show times.

UPCOMING EVENTS AT THE ELLEN ECCLES THEATRE
OCTOBER 11 & 12 – STOMP
OCTOBER 18 & 19 – ASZURE BARTON & ARTISTS BUSK & LES CHAMBRES DES JACQUES
OCTOBER 11 & 12 – STOMP