Review and Interview with Bello from Bello Mania

Last Saturday my family and I headed to the new Victory Theater in Times Square for their new show Bello Mania, starring the  world famous clown Bello Nock. Before the show Dahlia had the chance to sit down with Bello for a few minutes and ask him some questions that have been on her mind-but not before she got a Bello hairdo!

After her interview we browsed the gift shop area, pre ordered snacks for intermission and headed to our seats for the show and WHAT A SHOW it was! You really get the best of everything in the circus with Bello Mania, there’s a trampoline act (Dahlia’s favorite part), a high wire and aerial performance by Bello’s daughter Anneliese Nock, and rope tricks by A.J. Silver (a cowboy from the BRONX!).  Then who can forget Bello’s finale where he climbs a 44 foot sway pole as if it were a mere apple tree. Crazy! You can see why Bello Nock is called “America’s Best Clown” by TIME magazine.
Everyone really enjoyed this show, some audience members even got the chance to get up on stage with Bello and participate, like my husband. Bello Mania will be running until 4/20/14 with a special Autism Friendly performance on 4/17/14 at the New Victory Theater in Times Square. It’s super easy to get to and there are no bad seats in the house.  The lower level offers free lockers in case you don’t want to hold bags and coats during the show, restrooms, water fountains, a small souvenir area with cool items such as wooden yoyo’s, books and loom bands for purchase, and a concession stand.
Before the show, ushers will give you the opportunity to pre order your snacks for the 15 minute intermission, we took advantage of this and it was totally worth it in my opinion, as soon as we got to the concession area our snacks and change were ready at a  table and were able to avoid the long line which was great because we were itching to get back to our seats for the rest of the show. We’re looking forward to catching Bello Mania next year!- Dalilah Smith-Santos 

The comic-daredevil Bello Nock (former star of Big Apple Circus and Ringling Bros.) returns to the New Victory Theater from April 4 – 20 with his Drama Desk-nominated show, Bello Mania, and he has added new surprises that you won’t want to miss!
Upcoming Performances:
Thursday                   4/17                          2pm
Thursday 4/17 7pm (autism-friendly performance)
Friday                       4/18                          2pm
Saturday                   4/19                          12pm and 5pm

Sunday                     4/20                          12pm and 5pm

Watch a trailer of Bello Mania on the New Victory websiteBello Mania has a running time of 90 minutes including one intermission, and is recommended for everyone ages four and older.
General Ticket Information
Tickets for Bello Mania at The New Victory Theater (209 West 42nd Street) are $25, $18, $12 and $9 for Members based on seat locations, with full price tickets starting at $14. Theater-goers who buy tickets for three or more New Victory shows qualify for free Membership, with benefits including 35-percent savings on tickets all season long and unlimited free ticket exchanges. Purchase tickets online or by phone at646-223-3010. The New Victory Theater box office (209 West 42nd Street) is open Sunday and Monday from 11am-5pm and Tuesday through Saturday from 12pm-7pm. For more information, please visit www.newvictory.org.

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