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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Barnum & Bailey celebrate birthday bash in Columbus


Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will visit Columbus at Nationwide Arena this weekend. / Submitted photo

May. 10, 2011

Written byAbbey Roy

CentralOhio.com
COLUMBUS — The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey have spoken: The Greatest Show on Earth has just gotten greater.
It will stop — along with a score of trapeze artists, contortionists, balancers, characters, elephants and more — in Columbus from May 12-15, entertaining audiences for seven performances at Nationwide Arena.
Barnum 200, celebrating “The Biggest Birthday Bash in Circus History,” invites audiences of all ages to step right up and enjoy acts ranging from the Flying Cacares attempting a quadruple somersault on the flying trapeze to China’s Puyang troupe bouncing on a two-tiered trampoline.
Also featured will be Mighty Meetal, the world’s strongest man, capable of lifting 1,200 pounds; and Duo Fusion, a husband-wife balancing act.
For animal fans, tigers, Asian elephants and zebras as well as horses, goats, llamas and alpacas will be on site for viewing and performances.
Clown around with the 12-member troupe of Clown Alley, whose boss clown, Sandor Eke, is sure to be good for a laugh or two; or hold your breath as members of the Sky-High Ice Gliders high-wire act attempt suspenseful acrobatic feats.
At the free All-Access pre-show, guests who attend an hour before showtime can mingle with acrobats, clowns and other performers for photo-ops and tips on daily health and fitness, in addition to catching a sneak peek at a few circus animals and watching one of the elephants paint a work of art.

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