The circus is returning to the Staller Center for the Arts at Stony Brook University.

The Cirque Éloize, a Montreal-based contemporary circus company, will be performing their show, Saloon, at SBU on Saturday, Feb. 2, at 7 p.m.

According to the Staller Center, the show “Takes its audience on a musical acrobatic adventure, inspired by the days when America was expanding westward and lives were filled with untold promise.”

Cirque Éloize, which was founded in 1993, has over 5,000 performances in 550 cities and 50 countries under its belt.

Staller Center’s director, Alan Inkles, says he’s excited to welcome back the performers, which will be coming to Long Island after a month-long tour in Paris.

“The saloon doors swing open to reveal a motley cast of individuals, each with a tale to tell,” said Inkles. “In Cirque Éloize’s Saloon, the performers’ expert acrobatics are paired with live music, including classic songs from Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash and Leadbelly.

“It’s a show that combines circus arts with music, dance, theatre, and humor.”


Ticket prices for the 85 minute-long show are $44.

There will be discounted tickets for children, seniors, and students.

To purchase tickets or learn more about the show, visit or call (631) 632-2787.

Top: Courtesy photo of the cast of Cirque Éloize at the Staller Center.