Louisville Turners Circus takes on the Wild Wild West

Turners Circus 2017 stagecoach this weekend

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) - The Louisville Turner's Circus annual spring show is coming up this month and promises to take the audience back in time. This year's theme is "Stagecoach.”

"It's a story about going out to the Wild Wild West from the Cumberland Gap in search of some gold. So, it should be really fun. We have some travelers. We have some cactus. It’ll be a good time,” instructor Jessica Marquardt said.

Performers of all ages practice for months to perfect their routines. The acts include everything from aerial arts to ball walking to juggling.

“We literally start in April preparing for the next show, and that’s details on costumes, music, training, all of it,” president Cindy Law said.

Turners also offers classes year-round for anyone wanting to try their hand or foot at the craft.

"Circus arts kind of reaches everyone, no matter what stage you're at. So, if you have been a gymnast before, that's super helpful. If you haven't been a gymnast before, it doesn't really matter. I grew up riding horses, and I've been at this for three years. I love it,” Marquardt said.

This is the 67th year for the Louisville Turners Circus to take the stage. The show runs March 10-12 and again from March 17-19. Ticket prices and show times vary.

Friday, March 10 – 7 p.m.

Saturday March 11 – 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Sunday March 12 – 2 p.m.

Friday March 17 – 7 p.m.

Saturday, March 18 – 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Sunday, March 19 – 2 p.m.

Advance tickets are $12.50 for adults and $7.50 for children and are available online at www.louisvilleturners.org. Ticket prices at the door are $5 more for both ($17.50 for adults and $12.50 for children). Shows typically sell out so advanced ticket purchases are advised.)

 

 

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