Thursday, March 24, 2011
The Moolah Shriners hosted their annual Moolah Shrine Circus March 17-20, 2011 at the St. Charles Family Arena.
The St. Charles Family Arena was transformed into a big top for the Moolah Shrine Circus. Elephants, tigers, clowns, and aerial acts were some of the acts who entertained the crowd in the three ring "Circus with a Purpose." The Moolah Shrine Circus is a fundraiser for the Moolah Shrine Temple. Money raised by fraternal fundraisers can be distributed as the members see fit. Correction: An earlier version of this article incorrectly stated which entity receives the proceeds from the circus. St. Charles Patch regrets the error.
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Patch provides five events for the weekend in St. Charles.
The circus makes its annual trek to town and is joined by a variety of music and theater acts. 1. Moolah Shrine Circus Where/When: Thursday-Sunday, The Family Arena, 2002 Arena Parkway, St. Charles Why go: It's the circus! Elephants, human cannonballs, clowns--why wouldn't you go? Pricing: $38 Executive VIP, $30 VIP, $20 lower level reserved, $15 upper level general admission 2. Student Directed One Acts Where/When: 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Jelkyl Theater in Roemer Hall, Lindenwood University, 209 S. Kingshighway, St. Charles Why go: Students in Lindenwood’s Advanced Directing class present an evening of one-act plays, ranging from comedy to drama; some selections include mature content. Pricing: Free 3. St. Charles County Youth …
Monday, March 14, 2011
The circus acts include a human cannonball and white tigers.
White tigers, sibling contortionists and a human cannonball are among the featured acts for the 69th Annual Moolah Shrine Circus. The three-ring spectacle begins Thursday and runs through Sunday, presenting eight performances at the Family Arena, 2002 Arena Parkway, St. Charles. "We've got a couple of new acts we're pretty excited about," Mark Rethemeyer, circus director said. "We've got an act called 'Girls in the Glass Box' that will bring the house down." In the act, a female contortionist squeezes into a 3-foot-by-3-foot glass box, but that's not all. "Her sister gets in with her," Rethemeyer said. Also on the bill: The Motorcycles of Death. "It's an old trick with a new twist," Rethemeyer said. While daredevils riding motorcycles in a…