Asian elephants, so-called “splendid” tigers and French poodles—these are the creatures that will be featured in the 2012 Cole Bros. Circus of the Stars, which is heading to the Virginia Academy-Community Church in Ashburn Friday, Sept. 7, and staying in town until Sunday, Sept. 9.
Romania’s Cretu family, along with springboard gymnasts and a Russian Barre routine, headline this year’s show. And that’s not all. Lana & Company, from Kazakhstan—a country in Central Asia—will also bring grand-scale illusions to the circus. In addition, “Hair-ial Artists” Wendy and Petya will be suspended from their locks, rising to the heights of the arena. There will even be a human cannonball, who bursts from the barrel of a cannon at 5G velocity. Members of The Bermudez Troupe will fill the room with laugher with their clown capers.
Children under 13 are admitted free. Adult admission costs $16 in advance and $21 at the gate. General admission may be upgraded to reserved seats for $4 or VIP seats for $7. To purchase tickets and learn more about the show, go to www.gotothecircus.com.