Cirque Italia returning Jan. 20 to Katy

By George Slaughter, News Editor
Posted 1/10/22

The Cirque Italia water circus is returning to Katy this month, featuring a 1950s theme complete with hula skirts, leather jackets, and rock and roll from that period.

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Cirque Italia returning Jan. 20 to Katy

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The Cirque Italia water circus is returning to Katy this month, featuring a 1950s theme complete with hula skirts, leather jackets, and rock and roll from that period.

Shows run from January 20-30 at the Katy Mills Mall parking lot. Like a traditional circus, Cirque Italia features circus acts—aerial acts, juggling, and the like—that are performed in a tent.

But that’s where the similarity ends, as a Cirque Italia performance involves a 35,000-gallon water stage where the lid lifts up and a digital water machine enables addition of colors, lights, logos, and words to enhance the showmanship of the experience. Nobody gets wet.

“It’s nothing you’ve ever seen before,” Cirque Italia spokesperson Sarah Keeler said. “It will keep you on the edge of your seat the entire time.”

The show itself began in 2012 and now has four units, each of which has between 100-150 people. The silver unit has usually performed in Katy and is the original unit. The gold unit, which will be performing in Katy, opened in 2017. The Paranormal unit opened in 2018. The Alcatraz unit opened in 2021.

Each unit has the same concept for performing, but each has different acts and themes, Keeler said.

“The gold unit hasn’t been in Katy for quite some time,” Keeler said. “Normally, the silver unit has performed there.”

Tickets range in price from $10-50. Cirque Italia offers one free child admission with every full priced paying adult ticket in levels 2 or 3. For more information and to purchase ticket, call 941-704-8572 or visit the web site at cirqueitalia.com/tickets.

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