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February 7, 2009 (El Cajon) -- Circus Vargas will present dazzling and death-defying feats in its 40th anniversary production, coming to El Cajon February 19th-23rd in the Parkway Plaza parking lot. Acrobats, clowns, magical illusionists, horses, motorcycles, music and dance are among the entertainment slated.

Early-birds will be treated to a preview show in which children of all ages will be invited into the center ring to experience life under the Big Top and received a crash course in circus skills such as juggling, feather balancing and hula-hooping.

Act One will feature vagabond Vladimir's vaudevillian hobo hi-jinks complete with dog and cat revue, a comedic interlude with clowns Matty Esqueda and Jon Weiss, the Marinelli Family's acrobatics including music and dance, and a stunning "Quick Change" illusion routine. Act One also includes an Arabian Nights spoof by Circus Vargas clowns, an equestrian fairy fantasy complete with princesses and Rodin, a Belgian draft horse, and an aerial adagio performed by Angels of the Air.

In Act Two, the Flying Tabares will perform high above the arena floor. Comedic duo Matty and Jon try their hands at hip-hop, and the Espana Duo "swings" into motion in a jazzy Rolla Bolla rendition of balance, skill, style and dance. Act Two also features a Liberty horse and pony presentation, full-throttle "Motorcycle Madness," and a daring execution of precision timing by the Willy Family's "Sphere of Fear," followed by a grand finale.

Tickets cost $20-$40 for adults and $15-$35 for children.

In addition to the El Cajon shows, Circus Vargas also has performances scheduled in other San Diego County locations including Balboa Park, National City, Mira Mesa, and Del Mar.

For more information, or to purchase tickets, call 877-GOTFUN1 or 877-468-3861, or visit

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