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The Associated Press
Friday, Sep. 6, 2013
ST. LOUIS -- Aspiring clowns can see if they have what it takes to make it under the big top when Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus holds a clown college tryout in St. Louis this weekend.
The clown auditions are scheduled from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday at City Museum's Circus Harmony. KSDK-TV reports (http://on.ksdk.com/14vy4UC ) that some basic clowning skills will be taught during the audition in an interactive workshop.
Would-be clowns will then give 3-5 minute routines. The tryout website encourages the use of "exaggerated facial expressions and body language" along with such skills as juggling or riding a unicycle.
Advance registration is required and can be done online.
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