Venardos Circus returns to Littleton for a night of spectacle

Show will run until April 24


The traveling Venardos Circus made its second stop in Littleton in less than a year with a sold-out show Thursday night that stunned audiences with acrobatic flair, daring stunts and boisterous energy. 

"We're thrilled to be here," said circus ringmaster and founder Kevin Venardos. "(Littleton's) an awesome place." 

Thursday night's show took place under the circus' custom-made red-and-white striped tent at the Aspen Grove shopping mall. Performances included a thrilling trapeze swing by Laura Jaye, a sensuous dance and tricks by husband-and-wife duo Manuel and Ilenay Acosta and a classic straight jacket escape by Lady Beast. 

"I'm amazed at what they can do under a little tent like this," said Littleton resident Jeff Rataczak, who brought his wife and three children to the sold-out performance. 

"I thought it was really creative, the choreography and the facials, I just thought it was really, really entertaining," said Rataczak's daughter, Lydia. 

As the show came to an end, ringmaster Venardos took to the stage to thank the audience and celebrate the circus' journey, which began in California in 2014 and weathered a pandemic. 

"The little circus that could, it's still standing," Venardos said. "I hope we remind you that there's magic and wonder out there by what you saw today. And I hope you see that it belongs to you as much as it belongs to us."

Tickets for general admission are $16.50 for youth under 12 and $27 for adults. Children 24 months and younger are free. There will also be premium reserved seating available, with tickets starting at $37.

You can click here to book tickets.


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