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UniverSoul Circus is Coming to New Haven

Submitted by Imani

The awe-inspiring UniverSoul Circus is heading to New Haven, bringing most electrifying and interactive single ring extravaganza to the vacant lot off Route 34 near Career High School between Sherman & Ella Grasso, Oct. 21-23. Tickets will be on sale soon.

There’s no doubt about it – the 243 year history of the modern circus has finally been reborn in the form of UniverSoul Circus, nationally recognized for its unique brand of high energy audience interaction and thrilling circus artistry.  Whether you’re dancing in the aisles with the Ringmaster; rapping to The Sugarhill Gang; volunteering for the “UniverSoul Circus Soul Train Line;” singing 2,200-part harmony with the kids to Sponge Bob Square Pants, or enjoying a musical finale with the entire cast line-dancing to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” – there’s something for everyone to interact with at UniverSoul Circus, recently proclaimed by a youthful online fan as “The Awesomest Show Ever.”

WHEN:          Oct. 21-23

WHERE:       New Haven

In the vacant lot at Route 34 near Career High School between Sherman Pkwy and Ella Grasso

TICKETS:     Tickets prices $12 to $28.50. Children under 1 are FREE


Opening day, Friday, Oct. 21 @ 10:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 22 @ 12 noon, 4:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 23 @ 12:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m

Visit for more info, show times, and schedules.  Also follow us  and

UniverSoul Circus is on a mission to be the most liked circus in the world by acquiring 1 million “Likes” on Facebook by December 2011, the end of its 2011 tour season. It’s as simple as going to and pressing the “Like” button. You’re going to love our show, but you can “Like” us now on Facebook.

The UniverSoul Circus line up for 2011 will flat out blow you away. New acts include the beautiful and enchanting Rahel of Ethiopia will twist and turn her way into our hearts with a cutting edge presentation of contortion we like to call Pretty Girl Rocks. If that’s not enough we traveled all the way to Dalian, China to unearth Modern Biker Girls, a group of amazing young ladies who will put any extreme biker to shame with their amazing two-wheel, non-motorized, dexterity.  And we’ve brought new meaning to the Russian Swing Act, armed with an acrobatic attitude and a whole lotta rhythm as they swing themselves into the upper echelons of our big top.

“We are a circus with a rhythm and beat all our own,” said UniverSoul Circus Founder and CEO Cedric Walker. “We will always produce a show filled with soul and hip hop music, and we will always feature only the most dynamic performers from around the world. It doesn’t matter if you’re an urbanite or a suburbanite, old school or new school, generation X or Y, pre-school, high school or grad school – I strongly believe everyone will find something to enjoy at our show.”

And the rest of our amazing cast of UniverSoul Circus performers include, a daredevil motorcycle globe act, trickster dogs, high wire, tigers, Caribbean and stilt dancers, and elephants.

Audience participation under the big top and overwhelmingly positive fan feedback on online communities such as Facebook, Twitter and Ticketmaster have established UniverSoul Circus as the most entertaining and inspiring, interactive circus in the world. The following is a small sampling of audience feedback received in 2011 from

“This show was truly amazing. The acts were exciting, unbelievable, breathtaking and awesome. The ringmaster is the greatest announcer ever!!! There is no other circus in the world that can compare to the UniverSoul Circus.”

Baltimore, MD

“The stunts, music and show were all great! I loved the variety of nationalities performing and the level of talent was top notch.”

Norfolk, VA

“My children and I danced and laughed like never before. Audience participation was at an all time high.”

Queens, NY

“The event was well worth its weight in gold.”

Bronx, NY

“This was my first time attending this circus and it was amazing. I would recommend this show to anyone.”

Raleigh, NC

“It was one of the best times we’ve ever had. The circus had something for everyone, from toddlers to big kids like me (I’m 41).”

Richmond, VA

About UniverSoul Circus

UniverSoul is a highly interactive combination of circus arts, theater, and music that spans genres including Pop, Classic R&B, Latin, Hip Hop, Jazz and Gospel. It embraces and celebrates the unique and familiar aspects of pop culture globally by bringing them center stage with a cast of international performers. UniverSoul Circus is rated as one of the top three circuses in America along with Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey and Cirque du Soleil. UniverSoul’s fresh approach to family friendly live entertainment has earned it a coveted spot as one of Ticketmaster’s top ten most requested family events, along with other shows including Sesame Street Live, Disney on Ice, and Radio City Christmas Spectacular. The circus was founded in Atlanta by concert and theatre promoter, Cedric Walker. Now in its 18th year, the circus will perform over 500 shows in 32 major markets.

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  1. Why do they use animals??? It looked like a cool show until I saw the animals. I don’t think it’s right to use animals for these kinds of shows- they are usually mistreated and frankly, they are forced to do things nature did not intend for them. Sorry, this issue gets me up on my soap box.

    October 2, 2011
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    I am very excited for this show, Its been a while since I attended a circus.

    October 22, 2011
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