Based on the 2003 movie starring Will Ferrell, Elf the Musical is a story about a human who is raised in the North Pole to be an elf, despite his obvious physical limitations. The musical follows Buddy as he tries to fit in as an elf, and later as a human when he sets out to find his real father in New York City. A new take on a Christmas classic, Elf the Musical incorporates music and comedy into the family-friendly story.
Though several circus companies have decided to modernize and update their shows with high-tech flourishes and cutting edge special effects, the Shrine Circus has chosen to stay true to its roots with a show fashioned in the same vein as its performances from the early 20th Century. Featuring all the classic circus fare from wacky clowns to daredevil tightrope walkers, the company hosts productions suited for all ages. Typically performed within the confines of a single ring, opposed to a more extravagant three-ring circus, the Shrine Circus gives attendees an opportunity to appreciate and take in every moment of circus excitement.
Visit the Cowtown Coliseum in the winter and the summer for a fun re-creation of a genuine touring Wild West show. The coliseum often hosted many of these in the early 1900s, but they were phased out when the rodeo became more popular. Trick shooters, ropers, riders and a variety of colorful characters perform and entertain you with their antics. Visit the website for a complete listing of show dates and times.