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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Rain doesn't damper circus in Vallejo


By Irma Widjojo/Times-Herald

06/29/2011

Boys and girls, the circus is in town!

A blue and yellow tent on the Vallejo waterfront is home to the Las Vegas-based Circo-Osorio, American Crown Circus, which will be in Vallejo until Thursday.

The small, five-performer troupe started its first Vallejo visit on Tuesday, its debut coming on a rainy day."We are not too worried about it," said Roberto Carlos Osorio, ringmaster and magician. "We normally still get a decent crowd."In fact, the wet weather did not stop about 30 people from coming to see the new attraction.

Maria Sally and Ruben Crisostomo, of Vallejo, brought their grandson Brandon for the 5:30 p.m. show. Brandon, 8, said he had never been to the circus."I'm excited to see the animals," he said.

The 90-minute circus features performances, including juggling, rope dancing and clown acts

.Osorio, one of the three brothers who own the circus, said his family has been in the business for four generations. His great grandfather joined the circus in the 1880s, Osorio said."Hopefully when I have kids they will be in the circus, too," said Osorio, of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico."I just love to make people forget their worries for one and a half hour," Osorio said, when asked what he enjoys the most being at the circus.

The circus features two shows per day, 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and tickets are $16 for each adult, which allows for two free children.

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