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Acrobats of China / New Shanghai Circus

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Address: 470 Missouri 248, Yakov Smirnoff Theatre, Branson, MO 65616
Phone Number: +1 877-212-4462
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: Incredible! Acrobats of China showcase dramatic interpretations of classic...
Incredible! Acrobats of China showcase dramatic interpretations of classic Chinese dance and physical performance art. The celebrated Jinan Acrobatic Troupe: FenMO! is known for their colorful costuming and cutting-edge creation of new acts. The exciting and unique production has beautiful backdrops and state-of-the-art lighting. Also see the show before the show with a traditional Chinese Tea Ceremony conducted in the lobby before every show. The New Shanghai Circus celebrates the exotic wonders of China with revolving line-up of internationally award-winning specialty acts including Diabolo, Flag Man on a Pole, Woman Tree Branch, Aerial Fish Ballet, Pole Climbers, Lions, Hats, Chair Stack, Adagio, Bicycle, Human Top, Plates Spinning and more! It's an Incredible Experience for Everyone!
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Very Entertaining!

We really enjoyed this show. Kept our attention with their amazing fetes. Didn't care for a few of the opera type performances. Wish they would just stick with acrobatics and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Ada, Oklahoma
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Ada, Oklahoma
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed this show. Kept our attention with their amazing fetes. Didn't care for a few of the opera type performances. Wish they would just stick with acrobatics and maybe add some comedy.

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Cindy M, Marketing at Acrobats of China / New Shanghai Circus, responded to this review

Thanks for the good review and taking the time to write it! We're glad you enjoyed the acrobatics and human physical performance art...which is most of the show. This particular troupe is from Jinan China and because of the association of the colorful costuming and some of their acts with the Peking Opera they are known as FenMO! More 

Kansas City, Missouri
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

The positive is that some of the stunts were executed perfectly and created a visually satisfying response. The negative part is that the show has numerous slow parts and they failed to execute numerous routines. They failed to execute at least 5 acrobat stunts (knocking over rings, falling over during stunt, not landing high enough and having to climb up... More 

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Cindy M, Marketing at Acrobats of China / New Shanghai Circus, responded to this review

You obviously didn't see our show at Yakov's Theatre because I checked the numbers for every Saturday night in May and we always had 140 paid people or more. Nor did we find a James S from Kansas City in our customer ticket database. And while I tried to get TripAdvisor to address these points and remove this review they... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

My husband and I sat on the front row and clapped and smiled and ooohed and awwed the whole performance. This is truly the best show I have ever seen in Branson. If opportunity knocks, go! Go! GO! (And be sure to observe Yakov Smirnoff's beautiful paintings in theater lobby!)

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Cindy M, Marketing at Acrobats of China / New Shanghai Circus, responded to this review

Thanks so much for this great review! And for mentioning Yakov's paintings in the lobby - they are definitely something to see and a brilliant expression. Visitors that see the Acrobats of China at Yakov's Theatre enjoy colorful artistic expression both on the stage and in the lobby! More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We had about 100 first and second graders in our group and the acrobats kept all of their attentions! The feats of the acrobats were amazing! It seemed that everyone had a favorite act. There were many cheers and lots of clapping. Even the six and seven year olds understood the agility, strengthen, and training involved in the acts. I... More 

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Cindy M, Marketing at Acrobats of China / New Shanghai Circus, responded to this review

We so enjoy the shows with students in them - their enthusiasm and appreciation for the Acrobats of China at Yakov's Theatre is always exciting for us! Thank you for attending with the students and thanks for taking the time to write this review. We look forward to seeing you (and all the kids) again! More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Just finished watching the acrobats of China. The show was so amazing I had to immediately write a review. These performers were spectacularly talented. They combined portions of classic Chinese opera with acrobatics, contortions, juggling and Cirque du soleil types of activities. We throughly enjoyed every bit and were amazed at what these young performers were able to do. Also,... More 

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Cindy M, Marketing at Acrobats of China / New Shanghai Circus, responded to this review

Thank you so much for posting this review! And we appreciate your enthusiasm for the performances by the Acrobats of China at Yakov's Theatre. This acrobatic troupe from Jinan is one of the most skilled and legendary. It's truly been awesome to see the response from the audiences. And yes the traditional tea ceremony is something everyone should see -... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Of all the shows I have seen in Branson, the Acrobats of China has been my favorite for years! This time, I accompanied a group of elementary students on a field trip. It kept their attention and we all enjoyed it thoroughly. The kids were very engaged throughout the performance.

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Cindy M, Marketing at Acrobats of China / New Shanghai Circus, responded to this review

Thank you! Really appreciate the comment "The Best"! Thank you also for being a repeat visitor and for taking the time to post your review. We appreciate you and we love having the students see the Acrobats of China. More 

Springfield, Missouri
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I had the pleasure of going a couple of times 6 years ago and it was our favorite show...kept our group of adults and two small children entertained. I was thrilled with the opportunity to go again with a 1st/2nd grade field trip and we had an amazing time! They are in the Yakov theater now which is easy to... More 

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Cindy M, Marketing at Acrobats of China / New Shanghai Circus, responded to this review

Thanks for the good review and for taking the time to post it. We agree - we think the Acrobats of China at Yakov's Theatre are "captivating"! As you are a repeat visitor it is always encouraging to hear good words about our past shows and also for our shows today! More 

Branson, Missouri
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We live in the area and had seen the Acrobats of China quite a few times in many years past. It was good, but anywhere to the level of what they have now done with this show. There was excellent variety, and the level of skill is absolutely unbelievable. It really is worth your time to go see and it.

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Cindy M, Marketing at Acrobats of China / New Shanghai Circus, responded to this review

Thank you! We always appreciate repeat customers and especially those with good words like yours. We agree that this is probably the very best show we have ever done. This troupe from Jinan are known as FenMO! - especially for their colorful costuming. Over the winter months they rehearsed new acts and created new costuming and props especially for the... More 

Appleton, Wisconsin
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We visited here with 2 young children and many adults in our group. All of us were amazed and couldn't stop talking about it for the duration of our trip. It is truly amazing HOW these young people twist and contort and are in exquisite control of themselves to do these things - I cannot imagine the time spent to... More 

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Cindy M, Marketing at Acrobats of China / New Shanghai Circus, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review! Yes it does seem like every act is a "Grand Finale" and these performers are awesome. You're correct that most of them do not speak English (or very little). We do have translators - typically the emcee of the show -- to assist in the meet and greet afterwards. They do enjoy hearing the... More 

Silverton, Oregon
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

It was a good show and there feats of strength and agility were very good. We enjoyed it. We are not sure we would go a second time though. There are other shows in Branson we would want to see more than once.

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Cindy M, Marketing at Acrobats of China / New Shanghai Circus, responded to this review

Thank you! We are glad that you were entertained and enjoyed the show. Thanks for taking the time to write this review. One thing to know about our show is that we rotate acts not only every year but sometimes during the year. So if you plan on coming back to Branson, give us a call to see if we... More 

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