Zoppe Family Circus Wows Local Audiences

September 1, 2009

DENVER, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ — Just one weekend into its three-week exclusive Colorado appearance, the Zoppe Family Circus has already decided to expand its schedule. For the next two weekends, the circus will present a Friday evening performance at 8pm in addition to the 5pm show. Other performances this weekend are Saturday, Sept. 5 at 11am, 2pm and 5pm; Sunday, Sept. 6 at 11am, 2pm and 5pm, and special shows on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 7 at 11am and 2pm.

The circus’ final weekend is Sept. 11-13 at the Mile High Marketplace, just off I-76 at 7007 E. 88th Ave.

Tickets are family priced at $10 adults and $5 children, and a special Family Pack is available at a cost of $20 for up to 6 family members. Ticket price includes admission to the Mile High Marketplace. Tickets available at the entrance, online at www.ticketswest.com or any King Soopers location. Use offer code NINO for the special family pack discount.

Now in its 7th generation, the Zoppe Family Circus takes you back in time, and entertains you with old-fashioned romance, excitement, action and suspense. Audiences young and old are enchanted by Nino the clown whose gentle humor captivates and amuses everyone.

Giovanni Zoppe is “Nino,” a character who represents the childhood innocence of long ago. And nothing thrills him more than seeing the same expression of joy on the faces of a 3-year old and an 83-year-old at the same time.

“When you come to the Zoppe Family Circus, you become part of the family,” Giovanni promises. “It’s our family entertaining your family. No one sits farther from the ring than 20 feet, and the front row is just inches from the action.”

It’s a nearly 170-year-old tradition started by his great, great grandfather in Italy in 1842. This year’s show is a tribute to Giovanni’s father Alberto, who died last March at age 85. A world-renowned equestrian, Alberto left Italy in 1948 after being recruited by film producer Cecil B. deMille to star in the movie classic, “The Greatest Show on Earth.”

He soon made America his home and continued the family circus here. Today, the Zoppe Family Circus retains the long traditions Alberto brought to America over 50 years ago, including equestrian skills he passed on to his daughter Tosca, now a veteran circus performer herself.

In conjunction with the circus, Mile High Marketplace is hosting The Festival of Nations, Sept. 5-6, and the Zoppe Circus Arts Festival, Sept. 12-13, all in the NEW Event Center complex.

Both festivals will host a food drive to benefit Food Bank of the Rockies.

For information visit www.milehighmarketplace.com/zoppe, or call 303-289-4656.

The Mile High Marketplace, an innovative 80-acre shopping and entertainment complex made up of the Flea Market, Antique Alley, the only year-round Farmers Market in Colorado, boutique and specialty shops, and the crown jewel of the Marketplace-the Event Center. The Event Center is a 25,000 square foot tented venue offering up to 2,500 seated guests a unique festival setting for concerts and events, under DIA-like spiked roof architecture.

SOURCE Zoppe Family Circus

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