The Sharon Shrine/Jordan World Circus will perform in six East Texas cities through Sept. 1.

"This year's circus will definitely surprise you," according to a statement from circus representative Esteban Fassio. "Witness a human shoot out of a cannon, camels, white tigers, clowns, elephants, Globe of Death riders, zebras, jugglers, ponies and aerialists."

Performances are set for:

 Aug. 25: 6:30 p.m., Sabine County Rodeo Arena, Hemphill;

 Aug. 26: 6:30 p.m., Henderson Expo Center, Lufkin;

 Aug. 27: 6:30 p.m., Nacogdoches Expo Center, Nacogdoches;

 Aug. 28: 4:30 and 7:30 p.m., Tops in Texas Rodeo Arena, Jacksonville;

 Aug. 29: 4:30 and 7:30 p.m., Maud Cobb Complex Rodeo Arena, Longview;

 Aug. 30: 3 and 7 p.m., The Oil Palace, Tyler;

 Aug. 31: 1:30 and 5:30 p.m., The Oil Palace, Tyler;

 Sept. 1: 1:30 and 5:30 p.m., The Oil Palace, Tyler.

"In addition to the performing acts, children will have the unique opportunity to ride and pet different types of animals," Fassio said in the release.

Tickets go on sale one hour before each performance. Tickets cost $18 for adults and $14 for children.

A ticket for free admission for a child 12 and younger can be printed by going to the Jordan World Circus website,

Based in Las Vegas, Jordan World Circus bills itself as one of the premier traveling circuses in North America.

It is produced by Jody Jordan, a member of a longtime circus performing family.

The performances in East Texas help raise money for the Tyler-based Sharon Shrine Temple, whose benevolent work includes providing free medical care for children with severe burns and orthopedic and spinal cord injuries.


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