Notable native Texan performers slated to dazzle Belton are Audrey Michelle, one of the only female ringmasters in the circus world. She’s delighted to emcee for the Karen Shrine, “This is a show that is all about family fun and creating memories. I have the best job in the world.” In addition, the F/X group, a new-style daredevil act, also from Texas blends BMX, blade skates, and the high wire. They thrill, dazzle, and leave audiences on the edge of their seats.
We’ve added all new performances from across the globe…many have never been seen in North America before. This year marks the 50th anniversary of George Carden, in the circus. Carden, a circus legend, has partnered with the Shriners for five decades to raise money for worthy causes. Each year, Carden scours the globe to bring spectacular international talent to his Shrine Circus shows. “I’ve watched generations of Texans grow up at the circus,” says Carden. Bo the Elephant performs amazing tricks with his bevy of pachyderm babes under the celebrated direction of trainer Larry Carden. Weighing in at almost 6 tons, Bo is a big star! Bruno Blaszac’s Bengal Tigers are roaring back to Texas with an adrenaline-fueled opening act. How do you get a troupe of tigers to jump through a burning hoop? “Very carefully,” explains Bruno.
he Karem Shrine Circus is the hottest ticket in town! The Shriners are pleased to offer affordable family entertainment, and “BOGO” (buy one, get one) coupons are available at www.2011circus.com in publications and locations throughout the community. Tickets are $14 for children (12 and under), $20 for adults, and reserved seating is $25. More details on show times and tickets are available at the website. Show time on Friday is 7:30 pm. Saturday shows are at 11:00 am, 3:00 pm and 7:30 pm. And, Sunday, shows are at 2:00 and 6:30 pm.
The Shrine Circus is the only interactive circus in the world! This year’s show includes the opportunity of a lifetime, as audience members are welcomed into the circus rings before, during intermission, and after the circus to meet the stars, ride ponies and elephants, and take photographs. The Karem Shrine is throwing a Pre-Party for all who wish to hobnob with local celebrities, or for those who just love to clown around!
About Our Hosts: The Shrine Circus is a fundraising event for the Karem Shrine, known for their colorful participation in local parades and civic service in the community. Shriners International is one of the oldest fraternal organizations in the world. For more information on Karem Shrine, visit www.karemshrine.org. Net proceeds from the Shrine Circus benefit the Karem Shrine, and are not tax deductible as charitable contributions.
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Agente Entertainment, Inc. is the promoter of benefit circus events for the Shrine Circus, Children's Miracle Network, and Ronald McDonald House Charities.