Here Be Dragons!: An Underwater Circus Adventure

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Company Name: Circus Scorpius

City/State: local

Genre: Circus, Comedy, Variety

Ratings: G - Suitable for All Audiences

Playwright: Kelsey Aicher

Premiere: Yes

Venue: City Stage Theatre in Union Station

Show Times:

Fri, 7/21 6:00 PM
Sat, 7/22 9:00 PM
Sun, 7/23 4:30 PM
Fri, 7/28 7:30 PM
Sat, 7/29 6:00 PM


The artists behind "The Glass Combat Re-Boot" return to Fringe with a new show, “Here be Dragons!” Join three daring explorers as they travel the depths of the ocean in search of the elusive giant squid. Along the way, they see spiraling seahorses, vicious barracudas, and playful pufferfish. Circus artistry is on full display in this oceanic show, featuring aerial and ground skills alike. The daring, graceful movements combined with a fun story will keep audience members of all ages captivated!


Kelsey Aicher, Melissa Hoefer, Scarlett Spaulding, Sonja Anne Schulz, Thy Mullenioux, Erdin Schultz-Bever, Kate Vilain, Gretchen Engle, Laurel Beekman, Dan Boone, Emily Dold, Katie Billups, Anna Francis, Elena Sherman, Madi Nispel, Sarah Shipley, Megan Finster, Britt Frank, Kate Moore, Meghan Heibel, Kyle Francis

Past Fringe Shows:

KC Fringe 2022- The Glass Combat Re-Boot

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  1. Madi on July 21, 2023 at 10:35 pm

    Such a fun exciting show! I would highly recommend. There are so many beautiful elements in the show and the overall vision/story is amazing.

    • Malisa on July 28, 2023 at 9:23 pm

      This show is a must see. Aerial acts, dance, contortion, juggling, you name it! All of the performances were great, and you could tell the performers were having a good time. The lyra doubles and the trapeze group were my favorite!

  2. Mike on July 22, 2023 at 10:38 pm

    What an incredible show! The synchronicity of the performances are really cool and well done! Definitely don’t miss this one!

  3. STU LEWIS on July 22, 2023 at 11:06 pm

    I saw two arial shows at the same venue this evening, and while both had amazing demonstrations of skill, my friend and I both preferred this one. The show flowed seamlessly, the music was appropriate, and the overall impression was that of a ballet instead of just a skills demonstration.

  4. Andi McM on July 23, 2023 at 12:26 am

    REALLY gorgeous and funny show! There were moments when timing seemed off, and one act in particular really struggled, but the star I’d deduct for that was easily made up for by other phenomenal segments.

    I know next to nothing about fish and even less about acrobatics, but a huge shout-out to the first…Hooper? Sparkling purple fish who reminded me of the children’s book “The Rainbow Fish”?? There were many delightful and charismatic performers in this show, but they absolutely SHINE (and not just because of the sequins and glitter). They get SEVEN stars from me!

    Favorite bits other than theirs were the squid/tentacles and the puffer fish. Oh my goodness, the puffer fish. I was crying-laughing!!

  5. Dagney on July 23, 2023 at 8:50 am

    A fun and beautiful show. I enjoyed every minute, from the puffer fish acroyoga to the barracuda trapeze artists. The design and choreography were colorful and creative, and all the performers were delightful. Don’t miss this show!

  6. Mary Alice on July 23, 2023 at 11:24 am

    Really fun, artistically whimsical show. Loved it!!

  7. Stephanie on July 23, 2023 at 1:23 pm

    Very cute and fun show. I love all the different types of performances and apparatuses. Would recommend to all!

  8. Jade on July 23, 2023 at 1:30 pm

    Highly entertaining, this is a must see for all ages. Fun & funny, I did not expect it to be so humorous! The group pieces were so interesting to watch…Skilled aerialists, a variety of acts & apparatuses; this is one to see before Fringe ends!

    • Mike on July 23, 2023 at 8:03 pm

      Creative, fun, professionally produced show. Loved the story, costumes and well executed aerial performance. The sardines moved as a pack!

  9. Randy on July 23, 2023 at 6:27 pm

    Amazing acrobatics and awesome lighting! They make it look so easy although it probably is not. Keep it up!

  10. Michael P on July 23, 2023 at 7:07 pm

    Great show! One of the best Fringe shows I’ve seen!

  11. Britt on July 23, 2023 at 8:00 pm

    Beautiful show. The music, costumes, story, and skill of the performers was phenomenal! Cannot say enough good things!

  12. Kelsey on July 23, 2023 at 10:55 pm

    I loved this show!! It was so detailed in the best of ways, with the music selection, the costuming (puffer fish!!!), and choreography. It is a visual delight!!

  13. Lynn on July 23, 2023 at 11:05 pm

    Absolutely Charming! Definitely a Must See!

  14. Dee Anna on July 24, 2023 at 9:33 am

    This show was so much fun. I enjoyed all the acts, but especially the puffer fish and clown fish. The show was beautifully colorful and all of the performers were engaging. I highly recommend seeing this show.

  15. Kev on July 28, 2023 at 3:02 pm

    This show was incredible. Every act was remarkable, but the pufferfish act and the silks trio were two standout performances in a sea (pun intended) of artistic expression and athletic skill. I’m also pretty sure I saw one of the pufferfish give a child in the front row a cute little fish toy as a keepsake, and I just thought it was so sweet. It probably made that kiddo’s day, I know it made mine! I would give this show an 11/10.

  16. Warren on July 29, 2023 at 8:27 pm

    Great show! All the performers did amazing! You could tell from their expressions and energy that they were having a good time and were invested in their roles. The theme built around the three explorers adventuring into the underwater realm was fun to watch unfold and it made for cool concepts and costumes/props. Some of my favorites included the sardines and the barracudas! The crowd really enjoyed the puffer fish, it got lots of laughter out of them for its pure amusement and the performers skills.

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