Shrine Circus Moving To JQH Arena
Photo: Image by Shrine
The Shrine Circus is moving from the Shrine Mosque to the JQH Arena this year. Organizers say the bigger space will allow them to set up all three rings. More seats at JQH also means the circus will only have shows just three days, starting April fifth.
From a press release...
(Springfield, MO) March 4, 2013— A cultural kaleidoscope of color and opulent panorama of pageantry kicks off a star-studded line up as the Abou Ben Adhem Shrine Circus rolls into
Springfield. Enchanting elephants, tantalizing tigers, and amazing acrobats prepare to dazzle and astound.
This year’s Shrine Circus has a Broadway theme—including an original new score, beautiful new costumes, and thrilling feats, many never attempted in the US previously. George Carden, the founder of America’s Original Three Ring Circus, said this about the upcoming shows, “Every year, we scour the world to find the best performances. We’re bringing a big show, the biggest we’ve ever put together. The spirit of the circus is to top anything and everything, each year.”
Slated to appear are:
Giancarlo’s Tigers, World Renowned Tiger Trainer. Giancarlo impressively interacts
with the Dyanamic Tigers and Liger as they perform magnificent feats!
The Flying Bells, Courageous and Indescribable. A dazzling trapeze act both challenging and breathtaking with spectacular somersaults, catches and vibrant style!
Broadway Bo, The World’s Largest Performing Elephant. Trained by Larry Carden. In a jaunty top hat, see this incredible 5 ton pachyderm perform feats of precision and perfection.
Priceless Pachyderms, trained by Larry Carden. Dancing elephants perform precision
feats with our Gagnam style dancers featuring Bo, a one of a kind elephant who loves to
show his talents!
Everyone’s favorite clown, Johnny, and his surprising side kick Baby Pach. Watch Johnny clown around with his “toy.”Joseph Dominick Bauer. Drama and Excitement reach new heights as he rides the whirling steel monster!
Guiming Meng. Our talented guest from China entertains with his unique balancing act!
Extreme Circus Riders. Not for the faint of heart, fast paced, highly energized two and
four wheeled sensations!
The Human Cannonball. World Record Holder, David Smith, Jr. is blasted from the
booming barrel, soaring freestyle to his destination!
Advanced ticket prices are $18 for adults and $12 for children for general admission seating.
Tickets prices at the gate are $20 for adults and $14 for children for general admission seating.
Reserved seats are available at $26 for adults and $20 for children. Special VIP Floor seats are available at $37 for adults and $30 for children. Buy one adult ticket, get one child ticket (BOGO) coupons are available for general admission seating. Details are available on the website, www.2013circus.com. Children who have not yet reached their 3rd birthday are free, but must sit in a parent’s lap. Tickets may be purchased at the Chevy Tickets Pickup Windows at the JQH Arena box office, by calling 836-7678 or 1-888-476-7849 or online at www.missouristatetix.com
Show times for the Abou Ben Adhem Shrine Circus at the JQH Arena are as follows: April 5
(Friday) @ 7:30 pm. April 6 (Saturday) @ 11:00 am, 3:00 and 7:30 pm. April 7 (Sunday) @ 2:30 and 6:30 pm. Gates open one hour prior to show times.