ISU’s Gamma Phi Circus is hosting its Spring 2014 Shows at 7 p.m. on April 11 and at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. on April 12 in Redbird Arena.
The show consists of a two-hour performance with more than 15 acts commonly seen in professional circuses. Some of the acts include the tight wire, unicycles, Russian Swing, Wall Trampoline, German Wheel, clowns and multi-trapeze. The theme of this year’s show is Chicago, based off “Chicago” the musical, the Chicago Bulls and O’Hare Airport.
Tickets are available at Braden Box Office, Ticketmaster.com and by phone at 800-745-3000. Prices are $12 for adults, $10 for students, military and senior citizens, $8 for children ages five through 12 and $5 for children under five. Lower bowl seating will be an additional dollar.
There will be a pre-show children’s carnival at noon before the 1 p.m. show on Saturday with different games and activities. Admission into the carnival is a matinee ticket.
This year, Gamma Phi Circus is celebrating its 85th birthday. It was established in 1929 and is the oldest collegiate circus in the nation. It is a program through ISU’s College of Applied Science and Technology and a leadership-based organization.
Gamma Phi Circus is open to all full-time ISU student and staff members. Members are expected to maintain a 2.2 GPA, pay dues every semester, attend all practices and shows and be an active participant in at least one committee. There are also volunteer opportunities for the shows.
For more information about Gamma Phi Circus, visit gammaphicircus.illinoisstate.edu or call 309-438-2690.