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09/05/2019

Broadway-Style Circus Debuts at Waterfront Park Sept. 5-15

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Sept. 4, 2019) – Step right up to the Venardos Circus, a unique Broadway-style circus that’s making its debut this week at Louisville’s Waterfront Park.

Created by former Ringling Bros. Ringmaster Kevin Venardos in 2014, the Venardos Circus wraps world-class animal-free circus acts into a Broadway musical-style format dubbed, “The American Circus with the heart of a Broadway Show.” Performances take place Sept. 5 through 15.

Guests can expect to be transported back in time to the center ring of a centuries-old tradition that’s been reinvented for the next generation. An assortment of aerialists, acrobats, juggling, hand-balancing/contortion, comedy, daredevilry, magic, musical production and more will be in the spotlight.

Venardos Circus features its own custom-made big-top, a classic red-and-white striped tent, with an intimate feel and limited seating. The circus performers also are the crew in this 15-person traveling tour who are completely self-contained, much like the original circus tradition.

“Circus is part of America’s cultural fabric and we want to keep that tradition alive for generations to come,” said Ringmaster Kevin Venardos. “We look forward to bringing our Broadway-style circus show into Louisville for the very first time.”

An interactive pre-show party begins one hour before each show time with opportunities to meet the cast, snap selfies and play games. Classic circus treats like popcorn, nachos, cotton candy, pink lemonade and more are available for sale.

The main event lasts approximately 90 minutes, with a brief intermission. A full show schedule is available at VernadosCircus.com.

General admission tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for children under 12. Children ages 24 months and younger are free with a paying adult. Premium reserved seating is priced from $35 to $45.

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