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article imageLatest Cirque daredevils perform in Chicago

By Tim O'Brien     May 16, 2012 in Entertainment
Chicago - Apparently there is such a thing as a Wheel of Death but, it may not be what most people expect. Wheel of Death is part of a spectacle, to say the least, in the latest fare heading to Navy Pier in Chicago May 24-Sept. 3 at the Skyline stage.
Meanwhile, fireworks begin at Navy Pier May 26 and run through Sept. 1, Wednesdays (9:30 p.m.) and Saturdays (10:15 p.m.)
Oh, that Wheel of Death is part of a bigger event called "Cirque Shanghai: Year of the Dragon." After a successful run on Broadway, Cirque's "Shanghai" heads back to Chicago.
Year of the Dragon features performers from China who are leaders in their craft of tumbling, juggling, balancing and more. This year’s production including favorites such as Bike Balances and Hoop Diving, as well as an all-new Group Chair Stack, Teeterboard act and the Wheel of Death.
China’s finest daredevil motorcycle troupe, "Imperial Thunder," returns with not two, not four, but five motorcyclists riding at break-neck speed within a steel globe, more than ever before in this death-defying feat.
Tickets on sale now through Ticketmaster or at the Navy Pier box office.Tickets are $15.50 - $29.50 and are available by calling 800-745-3000.
Not only in the Cirque show a sight to see, there are offering a wide variety of specials that will also seep into other Pier activities.
Special offers
The Navy Pier Fun Pack* - Includes Cirque Shanghai Emperor’s Court ticket, Ferris wheel ride, Shoreline Sightseeing Skyline Lake Tour and a $5 Pepsi® Skyline Stage concession voucher. Only $26.50 kids/$41.50 adults. To purchase the Navy Pier Fun Pack, visit Ticketmaster.
The Nightlife Package Includes Cirque Shanghai Emperor’s Court ticket, Ferris wheel ride and a $10 Landshark Beer Garden voucher for food and beverage. $35 per adult. Valid on all evening performances (5 p.m. or later). To purchase the Nightlife Package, visit Ticketmaster.
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