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Big Apple Circus New York Premieres 'Metamorphosis' Live from Lincoln Center on Oct. 17

By Maria Jean Sullivan m.sullivan@classicalite.com on Sep 20, 2014 05:50 PM EDT

Now on their 37th season, the Big Apple Circus will present the New York premiere of Metamorphosis at Lincoln Center on October 17.

The two-hour show promises a “realm of enchantment and illusion,” complete with all of the circus fixings: Flying Trapeze, Rolla-Bolla, the dynamo of the Diablo, the Risleys and even Quick-Change & Contortionists.

At no less than 50 feet away from the stage, Metamorpohis also features clowns, camels, horses and dogs.

The Big Apple Circus Band presents under the direction of maestro Rob Slowik, alongside ringmaster John Kennedy Kane, of course.

Slowick became the circus’ musical director in 2000 after having joined the Big Apple Circus Band in 1998. Previously, Slowick has performed trumpet with the Detroit Symphony, the Metropolitan Detroit Concert Band and with the Jupiter Symphony Orchestra at Lincoln Center.

John Kennedy Kane celebrates his third season as ringmaster of the Big Apple Circus. He is set to perform magic tricks as part of the show, as well.

When he was 10 years old, Kane received his first magic kit from his father.

"Though we didn't come from a circus family, Dad always encouraged and supported me and my desire to be a part of this world," said Kane, who lost his father this year.

"This one is for you Dad! Love, JKK,” reads his recent blog post.

The show runs for 135 performances from October 17 to January 11.

Tickets, which start at $25, are available here.

And new for this year, Wednesday Family Shows at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. feature buy-one-get-one tickets for an intermission free performance!

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