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World Famous Shanghai Acrobats Perform Jaw-Dropping Stunts in Brand New Show "Shanghai Nights," October 30, 2016

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Prepare to be amazed! The #ShanghaiAcrobats soar into Philly with their brand new show “Shanghai Nights” at the @KimmelCenter 10/30

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Amanda Conte



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Philadelphia, PA, August 25, 2016) –– One of the most influential and competitive acrobatic companies in China brings their beautiful, thrilling experience directly from Shanghai to Verizon Hall on Sunday, October 30 at 2:00 p.m. Through jaw-dropping acts of acrobatics, impeccably timed stunts, and beautiful costumes, Shanghai Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China merge the hustle and bustle of contemporary Shanghai with China’s rich cultural heritage in their brand new show, Shanghai Nights. Each performer will bring stories to life through the beauty of movement, music, and color.

“We are thrilled to present this brand new show that will bring Shanghai to life right inside our theater!” said Ed Cambron, Executive Vice President of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. “This breathtaking show features more than one hundred acrobats blending death-defying stunts with story in what will surely be an exciting night for all.”

Since its founding in 1959, the company has won many awards in both acrobatic and circus competitions in China and abroad. The show features various well-known acrobatic acts including Two Persons Climbing the Pole, Leather Belt, Bottles and Branches, Silkworms Spin Silk, Balancing on the Ball, and many more.

Other upcoming shows in the Family Discovery Series include; Odd Squad Live (November 25 – 26, 2016, Merriam Theater), Cirque Éloize: Saloon (January 13 – 14, 2016, Merriam Theater), Elephant and Piggie: We Are in A Play! (January 21, 2016, Merriam Theater).


Verizon Hall

October 30, 2016, 2:00 p.m.


Tickets are available now and start at $20.00. Tickets can be purchased by calling 215-893-1999, online at, or at the Kimmel Center Box Office. Group sales are available for groups of 10 or more and can be purchased by calling (215) 790-5883. More information at

See more, save more with the Family Discovery Series! 3-show packages start at $47. Buy a package to secure your seats!

Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

Located in the heart of Center City, Philadelphia, The Kimmel Center’s mission is to operate a world-class performing arts center that engages and serves a broad audience through diverse programming, arts education, and community outreach. The Kimmel Center campus is comprised of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts (Verizon Hall, Perelman Theater, SEI Innovation Studio, and the Merck Arts Education Center), the Academy of Music (owned by the Philadelphia Orchestra Association), and the University of the Arts’ Merriam Theater. The Kimmel Center is also home to eight Resident Companies: The Philadelphia Orchestra, Opera Philadelphia, The Pennsylvania Ballet, The Philly Pops, PHILADANCO, The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, The Philadelphia Chamber Music Society and Curtis Institute of Music.  TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank, is the season sponsor of the Kimmel Center’s 2016-2017 Season. American Airlines is the official airline of Broadway Philadelphia. For additional information, visit

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