Several new acts and many favorites will headline the 88th edition of the Tangier Shrine Circus when it returns to the Mid-America Center in February. Back by popular demand is the high-flying Chicago Boyz Acrobatic Team, best known for its performances on season eight of "America's Got Talent." Also part of the affordable, family-fun entertainment will be daredevil high wire acrobats, amazing animal performances and the Tangier Shrine's wild and often clumsy police force, the Keystone Kops.
Ticket prices for the seven shows from February 16-19 start at $18 for general admission (if purchased in advance; $20 after Feb. 15). Reserved seats are $25 to $34 in advance, or $27 to $36 after Feb. 15. Tickets are available at all Ticketmaster Outlets (and
Ticketmaster.com online) and the Mid-America box office. General admission tickets will be available for purchase at area Hy-Vee stores
starting in December. Children ages 2 and younger are admitted free. Parking is free for all shows.
Unique to the Tangier Shrine Circus is the Fun Fair in the Mid-America Center's Exhibition Hall. Children can play carnival games,
enjoy a petting zoo and animal rides and get their face painted. The Fun Fair is open one hour before and one hour after each performance. Children ages 12 and under can also register to win one of 90 free bicycles that will be given away at the seven shows.
Circus proceeds are for the benefit of Tangier Shrine in Omaha, Nebraska. Payments are not deductible as charitable contributions.
Shriners International is a fraternity based on fun, fellowship and the Masonic principles of brotherly love, truth and relief. The Tangier Shrine in Omaha provides programs for members, their families and friends and supports philanthropic work through the Shriners
Hospitals for Children®.