FSU Flying High Circus presents out-of-this-world act

FSU Flying High "Quartet Adagio" Lexy Glor, Connor Pierson, Hayden Lenk, Same Abel. Photo by Dayna Lenk
FSU Flying High "Quartet Adagio" Lexy Glor, Connor Pierson, Hayden Lenk, Same Abel. Photo by Dayna Lenk.

The Florida State University Flying High Circus presents an intergalactic rendition of the annual spring show series, giving a futuristic twist to iconic circus acts.

“COSMIC!” runs from Friday, April 7, through Saturday, April 22, at the Florida State University Jack Haskin Circus Complex.

“I’m always in awe watching the drive and determination that the students and staff bring to the FSU Circus,” said Celina Dezzuto, creative director for the FSU Circus. “The artistry and skill of the cast has made the annual spring show series a community favorite that is enjoyed by Tallahassee families and FSU students alike.”

All members of the performance cast and the technical crew are FSU students.

“When we all perform together, it feels like you are part of something bigger than yourself,” said student performer Hayden Lenk. “That’s pretty special.”

Dezzuto said putting together the spring show is an against-the-odds venture.

“The year-long journey that takes students from audition to their first day of practice to the finishing touches on their act is full of ups and downs,” she said. “Without fail, every April they make the whole process look easy.”

The FSU Circus is a fully operational circus production in its 76th year at Florida State University.

FSU Flying High ringmaster Shelby Simmons. Photo by Kaitlin Simpson

Performance dates and times are:

  • 7 p.m. Friday April 7
  • 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, April 8
  • 7 p.m. Friday, April 14
  • 7 p.m. Saturday, April 15
  • 2 p.m. Sunday, April 16
  • 7 p.m. Friday, April 21
  • 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, April 22

The event is free for FSU students who present their FSU ID at the door. FSU faculty and staff receive a $5 discount per ticket for the opening night on Friday, April 7, and a $2 discount per ticket for all other performances.

For more information, visit circus.fsu.edu/performances.