Sesame Street Circus Spectacular by Silvers at Adelaide’s Bonython Park – Review
Catch your fave Sesame Street characters ‘live’ onstage, along with circus performers from around the globe, in this 90-minute spectacular.
by Carla Caruso
Sesame Street was one of my must-watch TV shows as a kid. It’s one my boys are less familiar with, but it didn’t stop them enjoying this Sesame Street-themed circus show.
Basically, much-loved characters – like Elmo, Cookie Monster, Grover, and (newer addition) Abby Cadabby – help provide the giggles and fun in between the amazing circus feats.
Such feats are executed by performers from Switzerland, Argentina, Colombia, Morocco, Brazil, Ethiopia, and Oz (yay!), giving the show an international flavour.
While the Sesame Street skits are quite ‘kiddy’, the acts in between offer something for the adults, with dance music, eye-catching costumes, and awe-inspiring acts. (We did, however, get to see Cookie Monster rapping while wearing a gold biscuit neck pendant, and Bert and Ernie dancing to Shake Your Money Maker.)
What I particularly enjoyed about this show was that I got to see things I hadn’t before. Like one female performer who had an amazing knack for bouncing umpteen tennis balls at a time – even while doing a back bend or the splits. She gave Serena Williams a run for her money with her ability to keep her eye on the ball – several, in fact.
Also fun was seeing a family of dogs perform tricks onstage with their owner and his daughter. Obviously, you don’t see wild or exotic animals at the circus anymore, but it was cool to see domesticated creatures showing off their training. (As the website states, the pooches are “extremely well-respected, loved, and cared for.”) The canines did everything from push prams to jump from fit ball to fit ball, and clear hurdles. If only I could train my cat to do similar…
Other highlights included a hula-hooper who did her thing while walking on a giant disco ball in a sequinned cat-ear headband, and a bloke who rode a unicycle while balancing another on his head and juggling clubs to Let’s Get Ridiculous. Indeed.
The heart-in-your-mouth moment came in the form of the ‘motorcycle maniacs’ at the end. The trio risked death doing loop-de-loops around a circular steel structure, narrowly missing one another.
During the spectacular, one of my boys quipped: “This is probably my favourite show ever.” If you’re missing the circus acts from the Fringe, get thee to the Big Top now!
(Side-note: On-site outlets sell a selection of food and drinks, but it’s cash only. There are also sideshow-style games and a jumping castle, for a fee.)
While you’re in the area, you can also check out the playground at Bonython Park.
Find out more about Sesame Street Circus Spectacular here.
What: Sesame Street Circus Spectacular by Silvers – Review
When: 1 April – 2 May, 2021
Where: The Big Top at Bonython Park, Adelaide
Who: All ages (kids under two don’t need tickets; however, they’re required to sit on their parents or guardian’s lap during the show)
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