Circus returns to Gainesville
The circus is back in Gainesville for the first time in six years.
Cole Bros. Circus Of The Stars will perform in the Oaks Mall parking lot at 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. today and Tuesday.
Chris Connors, performance director and ringmaster, said the circus is been the world’s largest and oldest big-top circus.
Connors said he has welcomed audiences to the circus about 50,000 times and expects audiences to be wowed by the tigers, elephants and motorcycles in the show.
“How many times are you going to see a man get shot out of a cannon at a speed of 65 mph right over your head?” he said.
Although Connors said the circus holds some of its old charm, changes have been made over the years to entice younger generations.
“It’s hard to compete with DVDs, computers and computer games,” he said. “Someday they may have a ring master that you can have an app for.”
Tickets can be purchased online at www.gotothecircus.com and at the box office in front of the tent.
Alexa Volland wrote this story online.
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