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Shanghai Acrobats of the People's Republic of China will Delight and Amaze the Whole Family in Shanghai Nights

September 22, 2016
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For general information about tickets, seating, parking, etc., for performances and events happening at the Hylton Performing Arts Center, please contact the ticket office directly at 703-993-7759.

George Mason University’s Center for the Arts: Nov. 4 at 8pm and Nov. 5 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. 

Hylton Performing Arts Center: Nov. 12 at 8pm 

FAIRFAX and MANASSAS, VA, September 22, 2016 – The trampoline artists, aerial acrobats, juggles, contortionists and martial artists of Shanghai Acrobats of the People's Republic of China will delight the whole family in Shanghai Nights at the George Mason University’s Center for the Arts in Fairfax on Friday, November 4 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, November 5 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., and at Hylton Performing Arts Center in Manassas on Saturday, November 12 at 8 p.m. 

Through jaw-dropping feats of acrobatics, impeccably timed stunts, and beautiful costumes, the Shanghai Acrobats of the People's Republic of China merges the hustle and bustle of contemporary Shanghai with China's rich cultural heritage to produce this celebration of their native land. They cleverly use acrobatics and circus acts to convey stories of the people of the beautifully complex country of China. 

This acclaimed company, with more than 100 performers, has won many top awards in international competitions for their outstanding acts, several of which are included in this production. Experience the amazing beauty and thrilling feats of skill direct from Shanghai! 

This performance is part of the Shanghai Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China’s 2016 North American coast to coast tour. 

There will be a Pre-Performance Discussion with Ms. Zhao Shuangwu, Director of the company and Translator Cindy Yu Shi on November 4 before the 8 p.m. performance and November 4 before the 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. performance. 

Ticket Information 

Tickets for Shanghai Acrobats of the People's Republic of China: Shanghai Nights are $40, $43 and $30. Youth Discount Tickets (half price tickets for youth through grade 12) are available for this event. One free George Mason University student ticket available with Mason ID beginning on October 25, 2016. 

George Mason University’s Center for the Arts Ticket Office 

The Center for the Arts complex is located on George Mason University’s Fairfax Campus at the intersection of Braddock Road and Route 123. Tickets can be purchased in person at the ticket office, by phone at 888-945-2468, or online at cfa.gmu.edu. Paid parking is located in the Mason Pond Parking Deck adjacent to the Concert Hall and free parking is located in university Lot K. 

The Hylton Performing Arts Center Ticket Office 

The Hylton Performing Arts Center is located on George Mason University’s Science and Technology Campus at 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas, Va., 20110. Tickets available at the Hylton Performing Arts Center ticket office, by phone at 888-945-2468, or online at HyltonCenter.org. Ticket office hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free parking is available in the lot next to the Hylton Center. 

About George Mason University’s Center for the Arts 

The Center for the Arts is the centerpiece of performing arts on the Fairfax campus of George Mason University. Each year, the Center welcomes hundreds of thousands of community members into its 2000-seat Concert Hall for performances by renowned professional artists, accomplished faculty, and emerging student artists. Great Performances at Mason, an annual season of national and international artists, features the best of classical music, opera, jazz, world music, dance, theater, global music and dance, and more. As a part of George Mason University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts, the Center hosts many student and faculty performances presented by the Schools of Music, Theater, and Dance. The Center for the Arts is also the performing home for the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra

About the Hylton Performing Arts Center 

Dedicated to bringing a world-class performing arts venue to the Prince William region, the Hylton Performing Arts Center was born out of a partnership among Prince William County, George Mason University, the City of Manassas, the Commonwealth of Virginia and individuals and businesses in the private sector. Soaring more than nine stories and boasting a stunning mix of copper, glass and masonry, the 85,000-square foot center is home to two unparalleled performance venues for local arts groups and performers from around the world, as well as university-related activities. Modeled after the intimate European opera houses of the 19th century, Merchant Hall is a 1,123-seat multipurpose proscenium theater, which is encircled by 27 private boxes that rise three levels. The Gregory Family Theater is a flexible, 4,400-square foot space that can be configured for many different types of performances and events. In addition, the Didlake Grand Foyer, with its sweeping staircase, provides an ideal setting for community, corporate and social events. The Hylton Performing Arts Center, the only building of its kind in the area, has quickly become the cultural hub of Prince William County and the surrounding communities and is a shining example of civic collaboration and commitment to the arts. 

About George Mason University 

George Mason University is Virginia’s largest public research university. Located near Washington, D.C., Mason enrolls more than 33,000 students from 130 countries and all 50 states. Mason has grown rapidly over the past half-century and is recognized for its innovation and entrepreneurship, remarkable diversity and commitment to accessibility. Mason is also one of the best values in higher education, producing graduates who lead all Virginia schools with the highest annual salaries.