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‘The Vampire Circus’ at Highlands October 25

October 2, 2019

Photo of happy performer in costume, holding two skulls

Image courtesy of “The Vampire Circus”

 Las Vegas, N.M – New Mexico Highlands University presents a live performance of “The Vampire Circus” Oct. 25 at 7:30 p.m. in the university’s historic Ilfeld Auditorium, 900 University Ave.

According to “The Vampire Circus,” the production is a spirited journey through an abandoned cemetery where an extraordinary circus comes back to life. The show is inspired by magic, mysticism and mystery legends. It is set in Bohemia during the 19th century, with Count Dracula as the central character.

“The Vampire Circus” is also described as an innovative fusion of circus, theater, comedy and cabaret featuring world-class acrobats, dancers and electrifying special effects. The company said it searched the globe to find 30 of the very best circus performers, many former Cirque du Soleil acts who have spent a lifetime perfecting their craft.

“‘The Vampire Circus’ is unlike anything we’ve featured in Ilfeld Auditorium,” said Donna Martínez, Ilfeld Auditorium manager. “This unique show is billed as fast-paced, extremely funny, and very entertaining. I’m excited to begin our Halloween festivities with ‘The Vampire Circus.’”

Martínez said the show is family friendly.

The company has toured stateside from Miami to Salt Lake City, and internationally in locations such as Panama City, Panama, and Lima, Peru.

General admission tickets for the Vampire Circus are $15. Tickets for Highlands University staff, faculty and seniors 65 and older are $12. Admission for children 10 and younger, as well as local students with valid IDs, is $10. Highlands University students with valid HU IDs enjoy free tickets.

Advance tickets are available beginning Oct. 7 at the university’s KEDP radio station ticket office, Studio 103, 901 University Ave., Monday through Friday, 1 to 5 p.m., or by calling 505-454-3238.

The Arts @HU program is sponsoring “The Vampire Circus” show.