Disclaimer: For my readers in and around the Kansas City area, the following is a press release announcing local performances of the UniverSoul Circus. I was contacted this morning about publishing the announcement on my blog. In return, my family was given tickets to one of their performances, but after taking a look at their website, I think the show sounds wonderful and I would have gladly agreed to promote the circus without having received tickets.
After all...who doesn't love a circus?
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 1, 2011
HEADING TO KANSAS CITY JULY 27-31
UNIVERSOUL CIRCUS TRANSFORMS THE HEART AND SOUL OF AMERICA WITH A SHOW THAT’S OUT OF THIS WORLD!
“THE AWESOMEST SHOW EVER”
We’re on a Mission to be the Most Liked Circus in the World!
“The Awesomest Show Ever” to take place under the big top is heading to Kansas City as UniverSoul Circus brings the most electrifying and interactive single ring extravaganza to the Liberty Parking Lot of Kemper Arena, July 27-31. Tickets are on sale now.
There’s no doubt about it – the 243 year history of the modern circus has finally been reborn in the form of UniverSoul Circus, nationally recognized for its unique brand of high energy audience interaction and thrilling circus artistry. Whether you’re dancing in the aisles with the Ringmaster; rapping to The Sugarhill Gang; volunteering for the “Soul Train Line;” singing 2,200-part harmony with the kids to Sponge Bob Square Pants, or enjoying a musical finale with the entire cast line-dancing to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” – there’s something for everyone to interact with at UniverSoul Circus, recently proclaimed by a youthful online fan as “The Awesomest Show Ever.”
Liberty Parking Lot, Kemper Arena
West 16th St. & Liberty St., Kansas City, MO 64102
Tickets prices $11 to $26. Children under 1 are FREE
All tickets available by Ticketmaster at www.ticketmaster.com and 1-800-745-3000.
Wednesday, July 27 @ 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Thursday-Friday, July 28-29 @ 10:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 30 @ 12 noon, 4:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 31 @ 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Visit www.universoulcircus.com for more info, show times, and schedules. Also follow us on www.facebook.com/
UniverSoul Circus is on a mission to be the most liked circus in the world by acquiring 1 million “Likes” on Facebook by December 2011, the end of its 2011 tour season. It’s as simple as going to www.facebook.com/
The UniverSoul Circus line up for 2011 will flat out blow you away. New acts include the beautiful and enchanting Rahel of Ethiopia will twist and turn her way into our hearts with a cutting edge presentation of contortion we like to call Pretty Girl Rocks. If that’s not enough we traveled all the way to Dalian, China to unearth Modern Biker Girls, a group of amazing young ladies who will put any extreme biker to shame with their amazing two-wheel, non-motorized, dexterity. And we’ve brought new meaning to the Russian Swing Act, armed with an acrobatic attitude and a whole lotta rhythm as they swing themselves into the upper echelons of our big top.
“We are a circus with a rhythm and beat all our own,” said UniverSoul Circus Founder and CEO Cedric Walker. “We will always produce a show filled with soul and hip hop music, and we will always feature only the most dynamic performers from around the world. It doesn’t matter if you’re an urbanite or a suburbanite, old school or new school, generation X or Y, pre-school, high school or grad school – I strongly believe everyone will find something to enjoy at our show.”
And the rest of our amazing cast of UniverSoul Circus performers include, a daredevil motorcycle globe act, trickster dogs, high wire, tigers, Caribbean and stilt dancers, and elephants.
Act Type – Act Name – Hometown
1. *Prelude/Opening – The Transformers – United States, Trinidad & Tobago
2. *Bicycle Girls – Modern Biker Girls Troupe – Dalian, China
3. *Russian Swing – Russian Swing – Belarus
4. *Contortionist – Rahel – Pretty Girl Rocks – Ethiopia
5. Aerial Straps – Jean Claude – France
6. Ringmaster – Tony Tone – Memphis, TN
7. Ringmaster’s Sidekick – Zeke (Zanda Charles) – Hartford, CT
8. Caribbean Dancers – Caribbean Heat – Trinidad and Tobago
9. Trick Dogs – Olate Dogs – Chile
10. High wire – Gabonese High Wire – Gabon, Africa
11. Tigers – John Jairo presents Tigers – Ecuador
12. Stilt Dancers – Stilts – Trinidad &Tobago
13. Motorcycle Daredevils – The Globe – Colombia
14. Elephants – Soul Circus Divas – USA
*New with the circus in 2011
Audience participation under the big top and overwhelmingly positive fan feedback on online communities such as Facebook, Twitter and Ticketmaster have established UniverSoul Circus as the most entertaining and inspiring, interactive circus in the world. The following is a small sampling of audience feedback received in 2011 from Ticketmaster.com.
“This show was truly amazing. The acts were exciting, unbelievable, breathtaking and awesome. The ringmaster is the greatest announcer ever!!! There is no other circus in the world that can compare to the UniverSoul Circus.”
“The stunts, music and show were all great! I loved the variety of nationalities performing and the level of talent was top notch.”
“My children and I danced and laughed like never before. Audience participation was at an all time high.”
“The event was well worth its weight in gold.”
“This was my first time attending this circus and it was amazing. I would recommend this show to anyone.”
“It was one of the best times we've ever had. The circus had something for everyone, from toddlers to big kids like me (I'm 41).”
“The circus was great. My little girl loved it. It's a great place to take your family.”
“Good, clean, wholesome fun. Fantastic circus! Can hardly wait for it to come back next year!”
About UniverSoul Circus
UniverSoul is a highly interactive combination of circus arts, theater, and music that spans genres including Pop, Classic R&B, Latin, Hip Hop, Jazz and Gospel. It embraces and celebrates the unique and familiar aspects of pop culture globally by bringing them center stage with a cast of international performers. UniverSoul Circus is rated as one of the top three circuses in America along with Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey and Cirque du Soleil. UniverSoul’s fresh approach to family friendly live entertainment has earned it a coveted spot as one of Ticketmaster’s top ten most requested family events, along with other shows including Sesame Street Live, Disney on Ice, and Radio City Christmas Spectacular. The circus was founded in Atlanta by concert and theatre promoter, Cedric Walker. Now in its 18th year, the circus will perform over 500 shows in 32 major markets.