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Thursday, March 3, 2011

The Spectacular Shrine Circus Returns to Metro Detroit March 30 – April 3
Daily Performances Under Brand New Big Top Features Amazing Aerial Acts, Acrobats and an Array of Extraordinary Animals

March 02, 2011 HAZEL PARK, Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Experience the wonder and magic of the Detroit Shrine Circus under the “World’s Largest Big Top” from March 30 – April 3, 2011 at the Hazel Park Raceway. The 105th Shrine Circus will feature dazzling and breathtaking performances by acclaimed international acts, many never before seen in Detroit, that promise to be more astonishing than ever.
.Join Ringmaster Devin Chandler for an action-packed experience featuring performing pachyderms, prancing horses, clown comedy and new this year:
•The spellbinding stratospheric sensation Joseph Dominic Bauer on “The Original Wheel of Thrills” •Hilarious bouncing antics of America’s number one high-diving act, Don Otto •Direct from Italy, and for the first time in the United Sates, a new big top masterpiece designed exclusively for the Detroit Shrine Circus. Show times are as follows:
Thursday, March 31, and Friday, April 1: 10:00 am, 4:00 pm, and 7:30 pm
Saturday, April 2: 10:00 am, 3:00 pm and 7:30 pm
Sunday, April 3: 1:00 pm, 5:30 pm
“Our Shrine Circus Big Top gives children and adults an up-close and intimate experience with our exciting lineup of world famous acts,” said Chuck Baer, Circus Director. The Shrine Circus, established by the Detroit Moslem Temple Shriners in 1906, has become a worldwide phenomenon.
Children of all ages are welcome to marvel at the magnificent big top performances, and lose themselves in the whimsical sideline entertainment that includes cheery clowns, exotic elephant rides, colorful face painting and moon bouncing and much more. Concessions are available throughout the performance.
The Hazel Park Raceway provides fenced, secured and lighted parking, a huge petting zoo, carnival attractions, and of course, the big show. Tents will be heated, handicap accessible and have first class amenities. The first Shrine Circus was held at Light Guard Armory, located at Larned and Lafayette in downtown Detroit where a historical marker indicates the location’s prominent place in history.
Tickets are on sale now at www.DetroitShrineCircus.com Prices range from $15 - $50 when purchased online and the box office. Discounted coupons are available at select local retailers, including Hungry Howie’s and Genisys Credit Union. For more information please visit www.DetroitShrineCircus.com. Hazel Park Raceway is located on the corner of 10 Mile Road and Dequindre in Hazel Park and accessible from area freeways. The Shrine Circus box office, located at Hazel Park Raceway is open 9:00 am-7:00 pm beginning March 1st.

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