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“Great show, entertaining, and family-friendly!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of New Shanghai Circus / Acrobats of China

New Shanghai Circus / Acrobats of China
4080 W 76 Country Blvd, Rfd-TV the Theatre, Branson, MO 65616
+1 877-212-4462
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Ranked #39 of 197 Activities in Branson
Type: Performances
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Owner description: Over 40 Acrobats of China showcase dramatic interpretations of classic Chinese dance and physical performance art. The exciting and unique production has beautiful backdrops, state-of-the-art lighting, and beautifully designed costumes. The New Shanghai Circus celebrates the exotic wonders of China with revolving line-up of internationally award winning specialty acts including Diabolo, Aerial Fish Ballet, Pole Climbers, Lions, Dragons, Chair Stack, Adagio, Bicycle, Human Top, Plates Spinning and more! It’s an Incredible Experience for Everyone!
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“Great show, entertaining, and family-friendly!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

My husband and I really enjoyed this show. The acrobats are amazing, the staging interesting, and the narration very interesting. There is a lot of dance involved in the numbers, so it was more than tumbling and tricks (although there was plenty of that!).

Visited June 2013
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“WOW!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

Amazing feats of danger and awe! If you have not seen any Chinese acrobat show, then you must see this one. I have seen them before about 11 years ago, and still makes me cringe at some of the acts by young men and women of the show. Just amazing. Must see show in Branson.

Visited June 2013
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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“Acrobats of China!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

I was in town on business and only had time to see one show....I decided on this show, wanting to see something different than the norm....I was not disappointed. The various acrobats did some tings that I had not seen before and kept me captivated the whole time. Great show....Highly Recommend!

Visited June 2013
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“Definitely worth seeing”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

My family watched the acrobats while in Branson and they are very good. Their athleticism was amazing; it's hard to believe the human body has that much strength! My two children, ages 11 and 8, were spell-bound and enjoyed the show. There are so many cheesy shows in Branson, and we didn't want to watch anything like that. If you're looking for real entertainment without the "cheese" factor, try this show.

I do have a couple suggestions for making the show better: 1) the theater should look into improving its sound system. In this day and age when people expect excellent sound quality, it's disappointing the theater's system is so poor (tinny) sounding; and 2) the music and choreography could be better coordinated. In many of the acts, there was no correlation between the two which is somewhat distracting. Also, when the performers finished their act, the music stopped and the stage lights went dark. I would have liked to have seen better coordination between the acts and the music.

That being said, don't let those picky comments stop you from attending the show. It is worth the price and the acrobats are amazing!

Visited June 2013
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“Awesome, awesome show”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

We certainly enjoyed our evening watching the Acrobats of China. Every one of the performers were so spectacular, you just have to put this on your Must See and Do List when visiting Branson. Their agility and strength is truly amazing. I was able to see some ballet incorporated in the show, so it was icing on the cake. You probably won't have the opportunity to see this elsewhere, so buy your tickets and enjoy the show.

Visited March 2013
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