It’s all about stunts and acrobatics in this toe-tapping musical by French Canadian circus company, Cirque Alfonse.
Taking inspiration from the woods surrounding their own real-life family farm, Timber! presented by Cirque Alfonse includes talented tumblers and musicians who create a crazily-unique acrobatic experience set in the world of loggers and traditional Canadian farm life.
The experience looks and smells authentic.
And we’ve got FOUR tickets to see the show on Thursday, May 14, at 7 p.m.! Who wants to win these tickets PLUS a gift card to U.S. Pizza, right up the street from Walton Arts Center?
ABOUT THE SHOW: Taking inspiration from the woods surrounding their own real-life family farm, Cirque Alfonse’s talented tumblers and musicians create a crazily-unique acrobatic experience set in the world of loggers and traditional Canadian farm life.
The artists perform incredible feats of aerial acrobatics that are directly inspired by the natural raw materials of the forest and the equipment used on the farm. There are balancing acts on tree stumps and the sound of banjos and men with bushy beards performing synchronized axe juggling.
Not only does Cirque Alfonse represent three generations from one family, it also features professional acrobats from the École Nationale de Cirque de Montreal, as well as professional dancers, an ex-skiing champion and three talented and versatile musicians.
“SCARILY THRILLING. IT’S A SHOW THAT SEEMS TO IMPLY THAT MONTY PYTHON WAS RIGHT IN BELIEVING ALL LUMBERJACKS ARE IN A PERMANENT STATE OF DELIRIOUS HAPPINESS.” ~ The Guardian
ABOUT THE FOOD: You know we adore U.S. Pizza, which is why we’ve partnered with them multiple times over the past seven years of running Motherlode. They know pizza and they appreciate mamas enough to give us gift cards when we ask.
They not only have award-winning pizza, but also delicious salads, sandwiches and a great location right on Dickson Street. With their own parking lot! Hallelujah
HOW TO ENTER: If you’d love to win these show tickets plus U.S. Pizza, throw your name in the online hat, mamas!
Just click on the words “leave a comment” at the bottom of this post and tell us about a note-worthy “daring act” one of your kids has displayed — unintentional or not!
Did your son set up a crazy “ramp” and try to fly over a row of obstacles on his bike? Did your daughter wave down to you from her perch on top of the kitchen cabinets?
If it made your internal mama alarm scream “Danger! Danger!” tell us the story. Please. We’d like to think we’re not alone in having those unexpected panic attacks after seeing our kids do something that made us say: Whew! That was close! (I’m remembering the time I rode with a friend on a go-kart without brakes and we careened through a barbed wire fence. There was lots.of.blood. And it was all mine. My friend didn’t get a scratch.)
You can also email your answer to us at giveaways@nwaMotherlode.com.
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There will be two performances of Timber on Thursday, May 14 at 7 pm and Friday, May 15 at 8 pm in Walton Arts Center’s Baum Walker Hall. Ticket prices range from $15 to $35 and can be purchased by calling the Box Office at 479.443.5600 or by visiting www.waltonartscenter.org. You don’t want to miss this show!
Watch your inboxes, mamas. We’ll choose a winner on Friday at 5 p.m.!