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Thursday, June 7, 2012

Piccadilly Circus comes to Lilac City
 June 13-17

Foto from Balloonman's Files
By LIZ MARKHLEVSKAYA
Thursday, June 7, 2012
ROCHESTER, NH — Starting next week, the Rochester Fairgrounds will be filled with racing camels, balancing elephants, dancing zebras and daredevil acrobats.
From June 13 to June 17, Piccadilly Circus promises to amaze audiences with one and a half hours of performances, lights, music and special effects.
One of the animal features of the show will be racing camels, the largest herd of performing camels in the world.
Oka, a 9,000-pound Asian elephant, will stand atop a three-foot-high round ball and roll across the circus ring, showing the amazing balance of the giant animals. Oka will be joined by a herd of African and Asian elephants, as well as dancing zebras.
The Romanian Olympic High Bar Team will perform feats that prove why these athletes are deserving of all their medals.
A giant catapult will send acrobatic daredevils flying high in the air, while others will dive from the heights of the European Big Top, which soars 80 feet in the air.
Every seat inside the climate-controlled Big Top is theater-style, and audiences will get a feel of being close to the performers.
\Residents are encouraged to come early with their families and enjoy the Circus Fun Zone with elephant, camel, and pony rides, as well as a free petting zoo that starts one hour before show time.
From June 13 to June 16, performances will begin at 4:30 p.m. and at 7:30 p.m. On June 17, shows will begin at 3:30 p.m. and 6 p.m.
For more information, visit www.thefuncircus.com, or call 877-373-0477.
All seats are general admission. Advance deals include free admissions for children and two-for-one adult tickets.

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