Rochester-area native Michael DuBois aims to help young and old keep their fitness resolutions by providing a little inspirational entertainment. His "Solo Circus" show, which combines extraordinary physical and athletic skill with performance comedy, will be performed this weekend at the Jewish Community Center (1200 Edgewood Avenue).
The all-ages performance features magic, juggling, circus and sideshow stunts — from straitjacket escapes to unicycle riding and tight rope antics — and lots of audience interaction. DuBois will be joined on stage by special guest Viktoria Grimmy, who is a fifth-generation circus performer and aerialist.
DuBois has performed his Solo Circus at more than 500 colleges, cruise ships, theaters, and resorts all over the world. He's appeared on The Jay Leno Show and the Late Show with David Letterman, but got his start performing magic and circus tricks for his fellow campers at the JCC's overnight summer camp.
"The Solo Circus" will be performed Saturday, January 2, at 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and on Sunday, January 3, at 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Tickets are $16 ($15 for JCC members). To reserve tickets or for more information, call 461-2000 or visit tykestheatre.org.