Now appearing at the New Shanghai Theatre, 645 State Highway 165, just south of Hwy 76.
In its 16th season in Branson (2013), the Acrobats of China celebrate the exotic wonders of China with a fast-paced, exciting production with beautiful backdrops, state-of-the-art lighting and beautifully designed costumes.
The Theatre was invested in and built by parties from China and the United States, and it is managed by Chinese staff independently. With its unique style of modern Chinese architecture, the theatre has 1000 seats and features modern lighting and sound equipment.
The stage is of the most popular widescreen design. The outside walls of the theater are decorated with blossomed flowers and cascading waterfalls. Beside the waterfall are huge posters of the show. In the center of the parterre is a bronze ware of more than 2 meters high from Xi'an, exhibiting the unique visual enchantment of eastern culture.
You'll see elegant eastern dance, dazzling acrobatics, mysterious magic, mystical music, and more. Over 40 Acrobats bring the Orient closer to Branson, while showcasing Jar Juggling, Hoop-Diving, Daring Trapeze, thrilling aerial ballet, and exotic spinning plates in this huge production show. Exotic backdrops, state-of-the-art lighting, and breathtaking performances in this fast-paced, exciting production celebrating the exotic wonders of China. In 2008, LeiGu "The Thunder Drums" was added to the show.
The New Shanghai Circus is a spectacular extravaganza of over 40 Acrobats of China bringing the Orient to Branson. The internationally award-winning acts dramatically interpret classic Chinese dance and physical performance art. The show features breathtaking feats of strength, endurance, flexibility, balance, contortion and magic...and it continually changes from season to season. You'll see a revolving line-up of acts including Diabolo (Chinese Yo-Yo), Bicycle Tricks, Pole Climbing, Russian Bar, Aerial Fish Ballet, Adagio, Chair Stack and more.
Acrobatics are a national sport in China and the Shanghai Circus has been awarded numerous gold and silver medals in competition.
An amazing experience, it's fun for the whole family. (Check out The Acrobats of China website; you can enter it in English or Chinese) It is a show that's as entertaining for adults as it is for kids. One warning. Make sure your kids or grandkids understand they are not to try anything at home that they see on stage! Can you picture the "Group Chair Stacking" (with 8 chairs) in your kitchen? Or the "Exotic Spinning Plates?" Ugh!
Your two hours at this show will fly by as you sit wide-eyed. The performers' feats of strength, endurance, flexibility and balance really are amazing. The show can change throughout the year as new acts come to Branson and others go back to China. It won't matter, though. You're in for an absolutely amazing experience.
A good thing: the theater is located just south of Highway 76 on Highway 165. This can be good during high-traffic periods on The Strip.
Try not to groan when we say this...but it's true - you have to see this show to believe it!
Shows are at 3:00 pm or 8:00 pm; January 1 through December 31, 2013.
Historical notes for the Acrobats of China: Its location is between the former Shake It Up Showplace (formerly The Ain't Misbehaving Theatre) and Coffelt Country (closed)