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Thursday, June 30, 2011

A Real Big Top Circus Plays Willimantic CT


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By Stephanie Summers

Seems as if it's been a long time since the circus came to town.
Cole Bros. Circus, billed as the World's Largest Circus Under the Big Top, will put on two shows a night, Thursday and Friday, June 30 and July 1, at Jillson Square in Willimantic. Each night will run 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. performances.
Circus talent includes aerialists, acrobats, clowns and a seemingly impossible one-finger balancing act by equilibrist Svetlana Gololobova of Kazakhstan. Animal acts include Bengal tigers, camels, llamas, horses and poodles.
The circus boasts a Big Top that offers an unobstructed view. In January, President and CEO John Pugh was inducted unto the Circus Ring of Fame, which noted, “Few have done more to preserve the traditions of the traveling, 3-ring tented American circus,” the Cole Bros. Circus Web site reports.
Cole Bros. dates from 1884 and, their history says, once included a circus Who's Who of talent – wild animal trainer Clyde Beatty, classic sad clown Emmett Kelly, the Cristiani family bareback riders, the Great Wallendas and a youthful Burt Lancaster on the flying trapeze.
Tickets are $14 for ages 13 and older, reserved seating $17 and VIP seating $20. Upgrades are available for customers with “Free Child” coupons, which can be printed from the circus Web site or picked up in local stores. Children age 2 and younger are admitted free. Purchase tickets at tickets.com or call 888-332-5200. Or try getting them the day of the show.

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