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We proudly present to you, our version of the Great American Circus! We search over land and sea to bring you the best circus performers in the world today. The circus is a combination of strength & skill, beauty & mystery. With amazing lighting and sound, watch as our human and animal performers* transform you into the magical world of circus. The circus is a fun family adventure that is for everyone.




Your Hostess

Audrey Michelle Alvarado was born in El Paso, Texas. She was taken to a circus for the first time when she was four years old and from then on, she has been a part of the Circus World!


Her parents were handbalancers and she performed with them for the first time when she was six years old. She then proceeded to tour with her family and perform various circus acts. With her brother Taj, she trained animals, performed with elephants and became an aerialist.


At the age of fourteen, she decided she wanted to go to school so she returned to El Paso to finish her education. The circus was never far from her heart. She returned to the circus at the age of 22 after she married Israel Alvarado, a former acrobat with the famous Golden Aztecs. They now travel together and raise their three children, Adrian, Carolina and Sebastian.


The circus is an art form like no other. The gratification of performing and seeing the joy on the faces of the audience is an experience like no other.


Ms. Audrey's most recent accomplishment is that of becoming one of the very few female Ringmasters in the circus world today! It is an honor and a life-long dream. Please join Miss Audrey Michelle as she leads you through our Magical Circus Extravaganza!!!


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Magnificent Elephants

Asking an 8,000 pound elephant to stand up on its hind legs and put all of its weight on the lower abdomen is probably not the easiest task in the world.


These Asian elephants are highly intelligent and will learn quickly. However, the hardest part about training them is the muscle building program and regimen that they must go through. Much like an athlete or weight lifter, an elephant must learn and develop the proper muscles needed to do a certain trick. For example, an elephant could learn in a week (intelligence-wise) how to stand on his hind legs, but to do it safely, it could take one to two months.


All of the elephants were born in the wild and have been trained since they were about three years old. Their average age is about 40 years old and they can live up to 80 years in captivity, but only about 45-50 years in the wild.


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Majestic Tigers & Lions
Bruno Blaszak - Rage in the Cage

It’s a matter of opinion whether these exciting felines from the jungle are more wild than their trainer from Poland. You decide, but either way you’ll be amazed. Bruno Blasak is an incomparable tiger trainer. Coming from a family of professional animal trainers, Bruno’s cats are mostly trained in Polish. Affectionate and rewarding you’ll hear Bruno congratulate his feline friends as they execute their leaps, lay downs and rollovers, demonstrating their grandeur right before your eyes.


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The Marinof Duo

Direct from the Bucharest State Circus in Romania the dazzling Marinof Duo thrills and entertains. Without a doubt one of the most sensational circus acts from Europe, you’ll be amazed at their courageous and beautiful feats, high above in the air. Their acrobatic maneuvers, while suspended high above the circus ring, are as graceful as a ballet, yet daring and very dangerous with no net below. No margin for error, as this dynamic couple moves through their signature moves including hanging only by their feet or toes. You’ll be thrilled by this one of a kind aerial act, not to be missed.


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High in the air, bounding with perfect balance and precision timing, these balance specialist from around the world, take the skies with their acrobatics and spiral through space!


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The Mighty Bo

The Star of our Show, the Mighty Bo -- the largest performing elephant on the planet! This majestic pachyderm entertains the audience with his graceful and talented moves. Bo will perform a routine from the more than 60 tricks he has learned. His favorite treat after showing off for his circus fans are red apples and sweet grain.


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Cavorting Clowns

Our ragbag rascal rambunctiously rambling clown comes into the ring to entertain and amuse you. His crazy antics and wacky charm tickles your fancy and win your heart! This dippy diplomat of dynamic delight from Chile brings laughter and joy to audiences.


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The Georgettes Magic Extravaganza

Unmatched in the Circus World today, watch as our lovely beauties entertain you with their dancing, rope work and synchronized routines. Hailing from all over the world, the International Georgettes bring circus dreams to life with their beautiful smiles and remarkable ability, all while dangling from a rope high above you. You’ll delight in the levity the Georgettes bring to your circus experience.


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George Carden Circus International

George Carden Circus International is owned and produced by George Carden. He is the fifth generation in show business and has been in the circus business all of his life. He has acquired knowledge of all aspects of the operation from front to back.


George's accomplishments in circus lighting, special effects and production are extraordinary. He is on the of the largest producers of the Circus in North America. He has acquired this distinction through determination and hard work.


George has been around the Circus all of his life. His father, Larry Carden, owned a circus and George was able to acquire first-hand knowledge of all aspects of the operation. He is an astute concession manager, has worked a cat act, presented camels and elephants, oversees the bleacher operation, has expertise in the promotion and advertising of the circus and can shift the gears of an 18-wheeler as smoothly as a professional trucker. He went out with his own circus in 1981 and then purchased his father's circus and integrated the two into an extremely successful business. To accommodate all of his business, three units were created.


George Carden has a beautiful Winter Quarters between Springfield and Willard, Missouri, where he houses his entire operation. A beautiful 20-acre farm, with large shops for building, painting and maintaining equipment, houses the many performing animals owned by the circus. They also own and maintain 27 pieces of rolling equipment, including tractors, trucks and trailers. However, Mr. Carden's pride and joy will always be his elephants. He currently owns ten elephants.


The circus travels over 40,000 miles each year in the United States and Canada. The season lasts 42 weeks, during which part of the time the circus has two units on the road. Both of his sons work elephants in the circus.


George Carden Circus International offers the finest in family entertainment. They present a beautiful three-ring production which is fascinating to children of all ages!



*Note: Our show is constantly being updated with new acts from around the world. Performers listed above are representative, but subject to change.


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