Circus to perform in Camden

Prepare for "All Aboard the Steam Xpress," an extraordinary steampunk-themed experience featuring enchanting clowns, mesmerizing jugglers, daring aerialists, and the thrilling Wheel of Death with Cirque LuzDalia.

On Feb. 22, showtimes are 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and promise a symphony of skill and creativity seamlessly woven into the fabric of a steampunk universe, said Marketing Manager Priscilla Prange. Doors open one hour before each show, allowing attendees to immerse themselves in the magic from the moment they arrive at the Events Center at Fairview Park.

"At the heart of our commitment is diversity, with a lineup of international performers creating a spectacle that transcends borders, captivating audiences with a rich tapestry of cultures," said Prange.

To enhance the overall experience, embark on a nostalgic journey with original circus treats, from cotton candy clouds to popcorn-filled adventures.

"This event promises to transport attendees to a bygone era while embracing the futuristic allure of steampunk aesthetics," commented Prange.

Cirque LuzDalia is in the company's second tour of the circus, and improved the show with adding a theme and bringing in more international acts. The leaders are fourth and fifth generational circus folks from Ringling Brothers & Barnum and Bailey's Circus, who began their own company after getting married.

"It's a 'mom and pop' organization, like a small family. We enjoy visiting small towns be here people don't normally get circuses," said Prange.

Camden serves as a bounce town for the company, a place to refuel, rest, and put on a couple of shows. The circus will be in Hope before coming to Camden and then moving on to Monticello the next day.

Tickets are available online for $10 for children and $20 for adults. The first 100 tickets are $9.99 for everyone.

Patrons are encouraged to dress to the steam punk theme.

"However, it's just like church, come as you are," said Prange.

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