When you think of acrobats, you may think of leotard-clad gymnasts tumbling through the air or walking tightropes, not lumberjacks and farmers. But Canada’s Cirque Alfonse company is flipping the script — and just about everything else — in Timber!, a show inspired by the strength and skill of North America’s early settlers. With violin-toting folk musicians accompanying, this troupe will turn logs into props for balancing acts and strength contests, axes into just another thing to juggle and a huge two-man saw as an obstacle to gracefully fly over.
At the South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center, 901 15th Ave. Tickets range from $10 to $45 and can be purchased at 414-766-5049 or southmilwaukeepac.org.
7:30 p.m. Oct. 10
OUT ON THE TOWN
To make it on stage as part of a company as talented as the Milwaukee Ballet, you need training — and one of the best places to get it is in-house. The Milwaukee Ballet II company is stacked with young performers training to join the Milwaukee Ballet or other professional companies, and this South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center concert is one of the highlights of their year. This time around, they’ll perform the romantic Chopiniana, a ballet featuring the music of Frédéric Chopin, as well as a contemporary world premiere.
At 901 15th Ave., South Milwaukee. Tickets range from $10 to $30. Call 414-766-5049 or visit southmilwaukeepac.org to order.
2 and 7:30 p.m. Jan. 24