Saturday, April 18, 2015

#Circus #FamilyFriendly


**Due to unforeseen circumstances the performance of Cirque Zuma Zuma at the McAninch Arts Center (425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn) originally scheduled for Saturday, April 25, 2015 has been rescheduled for Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015 at 7 p.m. The MAC Box Office will be contacting all ticket holders to arrange a refund or reschedule. Ticket holders may also contact the MAC Box Office at 630.942.4000 for more information.**  

Here at ChiIL Mama & ChiIL Live Shows we dig circus arts. We've covered circus from across Chicago and around the globe. Now we're thrilled to welcome The International sensation Cirque Zuma Zuma. They're coming to Glen Ellyn’s McAninch Arts Center (MAC), located at 425 Fawell Blvd. on the campus of College of DuPage, Saturday, April 25 at 7 p.m and we can't wait to check them out. This thrilling and entertaining show, known as the “ultimate African circus,” combines the mysticism of Africa with the excitement of a theatrical cirque performance and is recommended for all ages.

A 2011 finalist on NBC’s popular program America’s Got Talent, Cirque Zuma Zuma wows audiences with non-stop performances of a wide range of African variety arts including live music, dance, acrobatics, juggling and comedy in a production marked with colorful costumes and dramatic lighting. An international sensation, Cirque Zuma Zuma presents more than 150 performances annually.

The tradition of dance and acrobatics in Africa goes back more than 2,500 years and the members of African Acrobats International Academy (AAIA) uphold this centuries-old tradition through their training, artistry and performances. The organization was founded in East Africa as a private school with a goal of providing entertainment to the tourist hotels in Africa. Cirque Zuma Zuma was established about a decade later, in late 2005, as a touring arm of the company with a mission of teaching the world about African cultures. AAIA now has training schools in Tanzania, Ethiopia, Kenya and Las Vegas creating a pool of more than 100 performers.

Cirque Zuma Zuma comes to the McAninch Arts Center located at 425 Fawell Blvd. on the campus of College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, Ill., Saturday, April 25 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $46/$36 for youth age 18 and under. For tickets or more information call 630.942.4000 or visit

About the MAC
The McAninch Arts Center (MAC) at College of DuPage is located 25 miles west of Chicago near I-88 and I-355, and houses three performance spaces (the 780-seat proscenium Belushi Performance Hall; the 186-seat soft-thrust Playhouse Theatre; and the versatile black box Studio Theatre), plus the Cleve Carney Art Gallery, classrooms for the college’s academic programming and the Lakeside Pavilion. The MAC has presented theater, music, dance and visual art to more than 1.5 million people since its opening in 1986 and typically welcomes more than 75,000 patrons from the greater Chicago area to more than 230 performances each season.

The mission of the MAC is to foster enlightened educational and performance opportunities, which encourage artistic expression, establish a lasting relationship between people and art, and enrich the cultural vitality of the community. For more information about the MAC, visit You can also learn more about the MAC on Facebook at or on twitter at

McAninch Arts Center (MAC) is supported in part by the College of DuPage Foundation. Established as a 501(c) 3 not-for-profit charitable organization in 1967, the College of DuPage Foundation raises monetary and in-kind gifts to increase access to education and to enhance cultural opportunities for the surrounding community. For more information about the College of DuPage Foundation, visit or call 630.942.2462.

Programs at the MAC are partially supported through a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.

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