Cirque Italia brings 1950-themed circus to Michigan City

MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. -- The circus is coming to town!   

ABC57's Emily Arnold was live from under the Big Top this morning getting the scoop on Cirque Italia and all of the excitement the show is bringing to the area.

"Have you ever wished you could turn back time? To go back to a simpler, happy time filled with sock hops, drive-in theaters, muscle cars, and thick sideburns? Well get out your poodle skirts and leather jackets," organizers said.

"Cirque Italia’s Gold Unit performers can’t wait to take you back to a time when hula hoops and soda fountains were abundant, Elvis Presley dominated the airwaves, greased hair was all the rage, and street racing was a parent’s greatest concern! Come along for the ride when a 1950s-obsessed adolescent falls asleep and dreams of living in this revolutionary era. This high-octane show is guaranteed to captivate and engage every kiddo and Daddy-O in the audience."

The show features performers from Argentina, Brazil, Romania, and many other countries.

"Of course, these incredible artists are preparing to wow you with their astounding acts," organizers said. "Master jugglers, low wire fanatics, dazzling contortion, wild trampoline antics, and even a wheel of death! Want to know more? You’ll have to come ‘dream’ with us as we travel back in time."

The circus will run from May 2-5 in the parking lot of Lighthouse Place Premium Outlets at 601 Wabash Street in Michigan City.

Friday's show starts at 7:30 p.m., while Saturday will feature three shows at 1:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m., and 7:30 p.m.

There will also be two shows Sunday at 1:30 p.m.  4:30 p.m.

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