Carpenter Performing Arts Center


WOW! Series

Carpenter Center’s Wow! Series presents thrilling acts that deserve an exclamation point, from daring stunts to dazzling acrobatics to jaw-dropping spectacles that are fun for all ages.


Tickets to individual shows may still be available. Click a show below to learn more.


Chris Perondi’s Stunt Dog Experience

Chris Perondi’s Stunt Dog Experience

Sun, Nov 10, 2019 at 2pm & 6pm

They’re back! With star performances on Ellen, Oprah, and Animal Planet’s Pet Stars, these canine daredevils entertain the entire family with their doggone amazing tricks. All former rescues, these adorable athletes thrill with their delightful antics. From world-class high jumping and barrel racing, to weaving around poles and catching flying discs, these are some of the most athletic and talented dogs in the world!

Cirque Flip Fabrique

Cirque FLIP Fabrique


Sat, Feb 1, 2020 at 8pm

Imagine yourself lost in a moment of pure wonder—a white-out BLIZZARD, filled with breathtaking visual poetry. Cirque FLIP Fabrique brings audiences on a fun and tender journey through winter, complete with a flurry of aerial acrobatics. Featuring some of the most exciting circus performers of the moment and all original music performed live, Blizzard takes the stage by storm!



Sat, Apr 18, 2020 at 8pm

Internationally acclaimed percussion artists TAO bring a modern, dynamic performance showcasing the ancient art of Japanese drumming. Combining highly physical taiko drumming with contemporary costumes, precise choreography and innovative visuals, the performers of the all-new production, DRUM TAO 2020, deliver an unforgettable, pulsating production that has audiences and critics raving about their “extraordinary talent.” (Chicago Tribune)