By Diane Ako
The Moscow International Circus is coming to Honolulu after a ten year hiatus. There will be eight shows scheduled on October 3, 4 and 5 at The Neal Blaisdell Arena featuring some of the best acts in the world, produced by Cornell “Tuffy” Nicholas, circus veteran with over 30 years experience in promoting and producing entertainment productions, and Showmakers Inc.
Two hours of wholesome family entertainment will showcase the following acts: Viktoria Grimmy - fifth-generation circus performer , Susanna Walczak-Pol - premiere aerialist, Bertini Family - known for their unique balancing agility, pyramids and acrobats atop their high unicycles, Olena Deshko - world re-known for her high speed, high energy hula-hoop twirling abilities, Olexander Kurtukov - professional clown since 1988 and recognized for his diverse talent in physical comedy, Aristov Family - specializes in gymnastics, acrobats and juggling, “Davangie” (David and Angela Saucedo) - multi-talented duo specializes in performing awe-inspiring aerial duet and acrobatic adagio dance, Olessya Kurgayeva - highly skilled equilibrist, trapeze artist, silk and aerial lyria, Mongolian Angels - virtuosos in teeter board, hand voltage, group juggling and trapeze acts, Ana Koval - highly skilled aerialist with her specialty act of hanging by her hair and more talented acts.
In addition, Hawaii’s own Jordan Segundo (Hawaii's first “American Idol” finalist) will be featured as the sole vocalist in the show. Jordan has performed in concerts across the nation with nationally and internationally-acclaimed artists. He will be singing in every show and will also be enhancing the aerialists with his performance.
Ronald McDonald House Charities (a “home-away-from-home” for families with seriously ill children) will receive one dollar from every ticket sold from all eight shows. Families will be delighted with the pre-show and intermission activities including face painting, taking photos with the artists, bounce houses, an obstacle course, a giant slide and much more.
October 3 at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.
October 4 at 1 p.m., 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
October 5 at 1 p.m., 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are $50 (VIP), $35 (Preferred) and $25 (General Admission) and are available for purchase at The Blaisdell Box Office and Ticketmaster.com For additional information and to obtain a $5.00 child discount coupon, go to www.MoscowInternationalCircus.com.