Family circus brings entertainment to crowd
Colleen Pages and Achilles, two of the stars of Circus Pages take a break between shows at The Clarksville Speedway on Sunday.
For The Leaf-Chronicle/Tony Centonze
From-- The Leaf-Chronicle.com
Written by Tony Centonze
Oct 14, 2012
CLARKSVILLE, TENN. — The Circus has returned to Clarksville, and in spite of threatening weather, Sunday’s first performance was a standing-room-only show that thoroughly entertained the crowd.
Circus Pages is a family-owned circus that travels across the country from Florida.
The Pageses have owned the circus for 22 years, but performing has been a way of life for five generations.
“We are all multi-taskers,” said Yolanda Pages, one of the circus workers. “There are only thirty people that travel with our show and that means we all do many different jobs. We tavel from January through October each year, we go as far north as Michigan and as far west as Kansas. It is a lot of work, but it is such a fun life.”
Intermission at Circus Pages on Sunday, one of the biggest stars of the show takes some audience members for the ride of their lives.
For The Leaf-Chronicle/Tony CentonzeGeorge and Freida Pages are the owners and their family members can be found throughout the production.
Colleen and George work with the lions, Colleen’s sister works with the tigers. In addition to animal acts ranging from compact, acrobatic dogs to surprisingly nimble elephants, the audience gets to see a variety offurry creatures.