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Moscow International Circus: The circus with a purpose

Animal Free circus takes stage in Honolulu
Animal Free circus takes stage in Honolulu
Courtesy of Moscow International Circus

Giving back to the communities of Oahu, is a priority for the Moscow International Circus. On Aug. 25, in talking with the show's producer, Cornell "Tuffy" Nicholas said that he is "excited about the lineup and believes that the upcoming shows on Oct. 3-5, at the Blaisdell Arena in Honolulu, Hawaii, will recapture the hearts and imagination of circus goers."

The circus show features top performers in the industry, and local favorite Jordan Segundo, of American Idol.

Nicholas' passion for what he does in providing top quality entertainment, while at the same time, keeping the long standing legacy of circus performance new and exciting.

Nicholas is a born showman, and son of Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus ringmaster, the legendary Angelo Nicholas (better known as "Count Nicholas"). Angelo became one of the most famous circus ringmasters in America.

The Moscow International Circus is animal free by choice, and focuses more on acrobatics and a large number of other exciting acts.

Nicholas' show recently made headlines in a statement released by the animal activist group, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). PETA claims to have taken action to stop animal acts in the circus industry.

Nicholas stated that "he made the sole decision to shift the focus of the show away from animal acts."

Nicholas is billing his show as "The Circus with a Purpose." The local charities on Oahu, Hawaii, to benefit from Nicholas' support include Ronald McDonald House Charities, confirmed to receive $1.00 from each ticket sold.

Additional charities slated to receive free tickets to the show, to be distributed to needy children on Oahu include, Boys & Girls Clubs of Hawaii, Salvation Army and Child & Family Services.

Moscow International Circus
Oct. 3-5, 2014
Neal Blaisdell Arena
777 Ward Ave.
Honolulu, Hawaii, 96814
808-768-5400

Tickets on sale now.