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Looking for a cultural night out for your entire family that doesn’t break the bank? The Center for the Arts is proud to offer half-priced tickets for children and youth through grade 12 to Great Performances at Mason performances. Two exhilarating opportunities to celebrate the arts with your family are coming to the Center soon.

Cirque Mei on Saturday, October 19 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. brings their elite troupe of 40 circus artists and acrobats from the Hebei Province in China. Cirque Mei combines traditional Chinese circus artistry with contemporary energy for a dramatic spectacle of acrobatics, contortion acts, juggling tricks, and balancing feats. Everyone from 2 to 102 will feel a rush of excitement watching these world-renowned circus artists and acrobats executing hoops diving, the lion dance, collective bicycle skills, flying meteors, foot juggling with umbrellas, and so much more.

With all of the glitz and glamour of a Bollywood movie, Taj Express: The Bollywood Musical Revue Saturday, November 9 at 8 p.m., crackles with action, romance, comedy, and thrilling dance numbers performed to India’s pop hits and traditional folk favorites. This dazzling, heart-pounding, foot-tapping production features songs of Oscar-winning composer A. R. Rahman (Slumdog Millionaire) and familiar film excerpts for a joyous, extravagant, musical adventure like no other.

Both Cirque Mei and The Taj Express offer vibrant cultural experiences that will build lasting memories for you and your family.

An adult companion is not required for students in grades 9-12, but a student ID is required. Youth tickets may be purchased online, over the phone, or in person at the Ticket Office. Students in grades 9-12 purchasing discounted tickets without an adult companion must do so at the Ticket Office and present their student ID. All children, regardless of age, must have a ticket.

Cirque Mei: Saturday, October 19 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the Center for the Arts. Tickets are available here.

The Taj Express: The Bollywood Musical Revue: Saturday, November 9 at 8 p.m. at the Center for the Arts, Concert Hall. Tickets are available here.