Cole Bros. Circus celebrates 130th anniversary
Cole Bros. Circus, which is celebrating its 130th anniversary this year, will bring its show to North Brunswick from May 16-18.
North Brunswick Fire Co. No. 3 will host the performances on Route 1 north at Milltown Road, next to the DeVry University in North Brunswick.
The Cole Bros. Circus of the Stars features Chris Connors as the ringmaster. Also performing are the Fassio Family, acrobats from South America; Lana & Co., the mother-and-son handbalancing duo; Corps De Ballet, showcasing aerial ballet; Petya Milanova, an aerialist; Circus Clowns; Masters of Comedy; and the Flying Ponce Family.
The Royal Bengal Tigers, presented by Vicenta Pages, and circus elephants will also be featured.
Other thrillers and daredevils include the ThunderDrome, where motorcycle riders Eric, Wendy and Anthony cross paths inside of an spherical dome.
The Human Cannonball features Jose Bermudez and the world’s largest cannon. Dale Thomsen bursts from the barrel and travels a treacherous trajectory across the Big Top toward a safe landing.
The show starts at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. May 16; 1:30, 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. May 17; and 1:30 and 4:30 p.m. May 18.
Visitors may come an hour before the show for elephant and pony rides. Face painting will also be available.