If you haven’t heard of Circus Oz, then listen up: Australia’s national circus has been doing wacky, breathtaking human circus for seven years longer than Canadian megolith Cirque du Soleil, with a uniquely Australian style of humor and live onstage music. And now they’re bringing it to Tacoma’s Pantages Theater, with shows on February 1 and 2. But if you’re on a budget there’s even better news: The Broadway Center is partnering with Tacoma design duo Slide Sideways to create a poster-discount ticket deal, and with Metro Parks to offer a totally free preview at the new STAR Center.
First the discount. Find all three one-of-a-kind Circus Oz posters, designed by Slide Sideways, which were posted around Tacoma last week. Snap a photo and share on Facebook or Twitter (make sure you tag the Broadway Center), then rock up to the box office (or call) and mention the deal to access $30 tickets. (Regular tickets start at $39.)
And now for the freebie: In collaboration with Metro Parks Tacoma, Circus Oz members will be giving a free one-hour preview of their show, with acrobatics, juggling and more, at the new STAR Center (3873 S. 66th St., Tacoma) next Wednesday Jan. 30 at 4:30 p.m.
Yet another freebie: Buy tickets to a show and parking in Park Plaza North Garage (923 Commerce St.) is free.
And keep an eye on the TNT’s Go section on Feb. 1 for my preview on just what Circus Oz is doing in their show, “From the Ground Up.” Hint: It’s about construction.
Circus Oz play 7:30 p.m. Feb. 1 and 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Feb. 2. Pantages Theater, 901 Broadway, Tacoma. $39/$59/$79/$129. 253-591-5894, broadwaycenter.org