Performing Arts

Cirque Italia takes the big top poolside and brings a European flair to family entertainment. Photo: Publicity photo

ARTS Pick: Cirque Italia

Looking for an affordable spectacle? Try the Italian circus that tours city to city, sets up under a giant tent and presents aerial acts, hand balancing, contortionists and mermaids over a 35,000-gallon water tank. Cirque Italia creates a “vivid, dramatic and moving experience” without animals, despite the rumor of a dinosaur appearance. Thursday 7/21–Sunday 7/24. $10-50, […]

Ash Lawn Opera's South Pacific stars Sharin Apostolou and tells a story of love during the time of war at The Paramount through July 30. Photo: Ash Lawn Opera

ARTS Pick: South Pacific

Ash Lawn Opera heats up summer with Rodgers and Hammerstein’s South Pacific, the popular musical about love in the time of war. A story of how relationships between servicemen and civilians intermingle with issues of race, romance and enemy sides, the show was intentionally progressive and an immediate hit when it was first staged in […]

Bootleggers and chorus girls carouse their way through Live Arts’ summer comedy musical, Nice Work If You Can Get It. Photo: Publicity photo

ARTS Pick: Nice Work If You Can Get It

Just before his wedding night, a 1920s playboy runs into a bit of a mess that results in bootleggers on his tail and chorus girls running around him. Nice Work If You Can Get It, written by Tony Award-winning playwright Joe DiPietro, includes everything he says is good about life: music, laughter and falling in […]