Illinois State University’s Gamma Phi Circus will present its spring shows April 7-8, in Redbird Arena. With the theme of “Gamma Phi Circus on Broadway,” the shows mark the collegiate circus’ 88th anniversary.

Gamma Phi Circus delivers an action-packed, high-energy, live entertainment spectacle for its audiences. This year’s show will celebrate all things Broadway with a focus on favorite Broadway musicals. Of special interest this year, the Friday, April 7, show will feature a world record attempt in the Teeterboard act.

Performances will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, April 7, and at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, April 8. Before Saturday’s 1 p.m. show, there will be a pre-show children’s carnival beginning at noon with games and activities for all ages. That event is kid-approved and open to everyone with a youth ticket to the matinee show. Admission to the carnival is the matinee ticket. The pre-matinee carnival is sponsored by the ISU Student Alumni Council.

Complete information on Gamma Phi Circus, this year’s spring shows, and tickets sales is available online. Electronic ticketing will be available for the first time this year.

Gamma Phi Circus is the oldest collegiate circus in the nation. From its beginning in 1929, Gamma Phi has established itself as a unique performance troupe, supporting acrobatic and circus arts in higher education, and continuing the legacy of circus history in the state of Illinois.