COLE BROS RETURNING TO BURLINGTON COUNTY
Lew-E the Clown, of Cole Brothers Circus, entertains kids at the YMCA After school program at Beverly City School, Thursday, May 15, 2014.
(PHOTO Bryan Woolston)
by: Sean Patrick Murphy
May 15, 2014.
By Sean Patrick Murphy Staff Writer
BEVERLY — For Lew-E, a performer with the Cole Bros. Circus of the Stars, it’s all about clowning around because, well, he is a clown.
He was at the Beverly City School on Thursday, telling jokes, juggling, and doing magic tricks for about 25 kids from kindergarten to fifth grade who are in the YMCA after-school program.
Lew-E’s show also was about promoting the circus, which is coming to Burlington County on Wednesday and Thursday at the Burlington Center Mall on Route 541 in Burlington Township.
The circus is celebrating its 130th anniversary this year.
“I think the upcoming show in Burlington is going to be fantastic, because it’s the world’s largest circus under the big top,” boasted Lew-E, who has been a clown for 20 years. “It’s a time for families and their children to come together as one and just spend time together and forget about the worries that they have in life for two hours.
“From a performer’s standpoint, it’s an amazing opportunity to be a part of that,” he said.
Lew-E said the circus has everything one could expect from an old-fashioned circus, “the way it’s meant to be seen.”
He said the tent is “amazing,” in part, because it is the world’s largest, almost as long as a football field.
Lew-E also pointed to the fact that Cole Bros. boasts the largest tiger act in the country. Other notable acts include Fassio’s Flying Canines, the Elephas Maximus elephant show, the Ponce Family aerial acrobats, a human cannonball and, of course, clowns.