Hometown hero and international superstar Nik Wallenda is collaborating with the Circus Arts Conservatory (CAC) to bring an extraordinary holiday spectacle, “A Brave New Wonderland,” to the CAC’s Holiday-Themed Big Top in the East District at UTC (195 University Town Center Dr., Sarasota). The show, with 45 performances from November 18 through December 31, promises a blend of thrilling circus acts, mesmerizing aerial performances, and uplifting holiday storytelling, curated and produced under the creative eye of the “King of the High Wire” Wallenda himself, along with his world record-holding wife, Erendira Wallenda. “Wonderland” will take audiences on a captivating odyssey, experiencing a series of mesmerizing acts and heartwarming stories that unveil the true essence of holiday traditions. From the dazzling lights of Hanukkah, to the joyous celebrations of Christmas, to the reflective moments of Kwanzaa, each holiday is beautifully represented. Through breathtaking performances by artists from diverse backgrounds, captivating narratives, and the shared spirit of Wallenda’s personal tagline, “Never Give Up!” "Wonderland" seeks to plant a seed of unity in the hearts of its audience members. The acts include: The Bone Breakers (acrobatic contortion); Ermiyas Muluken (freestanding ladder); Emma Clarke (aerial pole); Lianna Ashton (hula hoops); Tatiana & Veranica Tchalabaeva (dog act); Johnny Rockett (comedy); Daniel C. Minor (character actor); and Gena Cristiani and Josuber "Junior" Neves (juggling). Closing the show will be the thrilling high wire act, starring Nik Wallenda, Erendira Wallenda, Blake Wallenda, Alec Bryant and Daniela Prieto. Showtimes vary, with matinees and evening performances on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in November and December; once the school holiday break begins, additional performances will be presented twice a day. Ticket prices are $30-$75. Presenting sponsor is Sunbelt Rentals. For more about the CAC, to view the “Wonderland” performance schedule and/or to purchase tickets, visit circusarts.org.