Sunday, November 1, 2015

Cirque Mechanics – Pedal Punk

My husband and I have come a long way in finding things in the city to get entertained! Aside from the fact we love to hunt down new places to eat, we try to look for shows, plays, festivals, or musicals that do the following: 

1) Provide something new for our date nights -- adds the FUN element to our 8-year-old marriage! 

2) Add a new layer to our sources of great, clean, family-friendly entertainment -- so hard to access to in this generation! 

3) Connect with other people in the city that we would not normally run into because it's a very busy season for us. 

I wanted to share with you an upcoming show through Omaha Performing Arts that involve the unlikely combination of these: BMX, bicycles, Cirque, mechanics. 



SAVE THE DATE:
Thursday
November 12th
7PM
Orpheum Theater
409 S 16th St.

Cirque Mechanics - Pedal Punk


Here are some fun facts about this unique show:
 
1.  There are approximately 90 wheels on stage in Pedal Punk.
2.  The aerial Penny Farthing in Pedal Punk can also be used to ride on the ground.  It is a real bike!
3.  Many of the bicycles in Pedal Punk were built from parts found in scrap yards. A great way to recycle and repurpose parts!
4.  The Gantry Bike featured in Pedal Punk as the Bike Shop is an original Cirque Mechanics apparatus, weighs 3,000 lbs. with artists on board, yet it can be pedaled by just 2 people.
5.  The Gantry Bike steers like a bulldozer or a tank.
6.  It takes a team of 4 people 1 1/2 hours to build the Gantry Bike.  It also takes 1 1/2 hours to pack up the whole show.
7.  The Gantry Bike has a top speed of 5 mph and can be pedaled indoors and outdoors.
8.  The cast of Pedal Punk is made up of 11 artists: dancers, unicyclists, trampolinists, aerialists, a BMX rider, a juggler and clown, a rhythmic gymnast, a contortionist and a stilt-walking stuntman.
9.  It took one year to create Pedal Punk.
10.  The entire show fits in one 26’ truck.

I love that Omaha Performing Arts make this affordable for families to see. Tickets start at $15 and you can buy them today by clicking on this link

If you would like to be updated on what's coming up with OPA's season, "Like" their Facebook page for their latest shows. 

Today, you get a chance to win 2 tickets to Cirque Mechanics - Pedal Punk! Leave a comment below. Each comment will be entered in a drawing on November 10th.

Update: Congratulations Jessica Souder for winning 2 tickets to Cirque Mechanics -- Pedal Punk! 

 

Disclosure: I received compensation for this post but I was not required by Omaha Performing Arts to express a favorable opinion. The content and opinion expressed in this blog post are entirely my own.

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15 comments :

Ella said...

Sam! This sounds like such a cool show. Would love to see it.

Nikki Johnson said...

I love that you guys have so much fun together! Great role models for kids and adults! Love you guys!

Kayla Butler said...

This sounds like so much fun !! Would love to go to the show !

Delicia Kelly said...

I would love to see this with my family as we are always looking for family activities and ways to enjoy our city. This would be something new and exciting for us all.

Julie said...

What entertaining talent!

DBKwas said...

Perfect date night for my hubby and I! How fun!!

jeanna maggio said...

This would be amazing

jeanna maggio said...

This would be so amazing thank u for the opertunity of winning 😊

Jessica and Rory! said...

Amazing looking show! Hope we win!

Tricia said...

Would love to see this show!

Anonymous said...

I would love to take my daughter to see this show. It looks like it would be a lot of fun.

Becky said...

This would be so much fun for my 9 year old son.

Chris Douglas said...

This would be very entertaining! My son loves to watch bike tricks! Thank you!

Erin Fairchild said...

Oh how fun!! I would love to get to see this show!

Jaime DeFore said...

I would love to go to this with my fiance! Thank you for your consideration!!!