BILOXI, Miss., June 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Comedic daredevil and circus star Bello Nock dangled upside down from a helicopter 500 feet above the ground at Beau Rivage today, with no safety net or tether, to kick off the resort’s new summer show FUNAMBULA. The theatrical circus sensation will perform a limited eight-week engagement in the Beau Rivage Theatre June 11- August 11.
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FUNAMBULA is derived from the Latin term funambulus, meaning rope dancer. Produced exclusively for MGM Resorts International’s Beau Rivage by Dreamcast Entertainment, FUNAMUBLA features Bello Nock and an international cast of accomplished aerialists, acrobats, contortionists, tightrope walkers, jugglers, trampoline jumpers, trapeze artists and a world champion rhythmic gymnast.
“Circus artists provoke wonder and emotion and defy words and descriptions,” said DreamCast Entertainment’s Misha Matorin, the show’s creator and producer. “FUNAMBULA features the amazing comedic daredevil Bello Nock whose stunts, humor and charisma have won him numerous awards and the admiration of thousands of fans worldwide. In this theatrical circus sensation, Bello’s character will be pulled by mystical creatures into the surreal world of fantasy. Audiences young and old will be engaged, entertained and inspired and we are confident this show will not only leave audience members on the edge of their seats, it will bring crowds to their feet,” added Matorin.
Bello Nock made history in 2012 when he completed Mississippi’s first-ever tightrope walk 360 feet high in the air atop Beau Rivage. He holds a Guinness World Record for his wire walk over a cruise ship at sea and was awarded the “Gold Clown,” the circus world’s highest honor, by Princess Stephanie at the 2011 Monte Carlo International Circus Festival. Couple these accolades with his January of 2009 induction into the “Circus Ring of Fame”, where he is the group’s youngest honoree, along with his 2012 Ringling Museum “Circus Celebrity of the Year” win and it’s easy to understand why Bello was singled out by TIME magazine as “America’s Best Clown.”
FUNAMBULA performances are 7 p.m. Tuesday – Friday; 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday; no performances on Monday. Tickets are $12.95, $16.95 and $24.95 plus tax and service fees. A family pack of four tickets is $40. Tickets are available for purchase at the Beau Rivage Ticket Office, by phone at 888.566.7469 or online at www.beaurivage.com.
Beau Rivage FUNAMBULA room and show packages start at $149 plus taxes and fees and include one night deluxe accommodations and two tickets to the show. Weekend hotel packages start at $249 plus taxes and fees. Pricing is subject to availability and package rates vary based on occupancy.
Ticket holders can also take advantage of Beau Rivage food and beverage offers from June 11 – August 11. Children 12 and under eat free at The Buffet with the purchase of an adult buffet. Guests receive a free appetizer at Jia with the purchase of any entree when mentioning the code FUNJIA. Guests also receive 25 percent off the total bill at Stalla and Coast when mentioning the code FUN25. JIA, Stalla and Coast offers apply to cash purchases only. Guests must present their show ticket stub and M life card to redeem restaurant discount offers. Food beverage offers are valid only on day of show dated on ticket. Offers are valid during the duration of the show, any day of the week, excluding July 3 4, 2013.
ABOUT BEAU RIVAGE
Beau Rivage Resort Casino is a AAA Four Diamond resort on the Mississippi Gulf Coast featuring 1,740 elegantly appointed guest rooms and suites, 10 restaurants, four nightclubs and bars, a 85,000-square-foot gaming area, a 1,550-seat theatre, an upscale shopping promenade, a world-class spa salon and Fallen Oak, a Tom Fazio-designed championship golf course. Beau Rivage is a wholly owned subsidiary of MGM Resorts International™ (NYSE: MGM), one of the world’s leading global hospitality companies. For more information, call (888) 567-6667 or visit www.beaurivage.com.
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