Still the greatest show on earth

There are just four shows remaining: two today and two tomorrow.

I can never decide whether the opera or the circus is the fullest theatrical experience, and I never will. But the circus does have singing, dancing, stage magic, lighting effects, artful yet practical costumes, live music, and everything else that the opera does.

Today’s 11:30 am show seemed to be sold out. I loved the choreography with two-sided fans as props, and I think that the audience went along with me in giving the strongest applause to the little troop of acrobats composed entirely of very young women.

I’ve always liked the starring clowns of the Barnum & Bailey Ringling Bros. Circus, including Bello, of course, who is the focus of this performance. This year the supporting staff of clowns is very good, and the “dancing with the clowns” number brought down the house. As always, there’s an open house for children beginning about an hour before each show.

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