Send in the Clown

As a child, we always wanted to be a trapeze artist. Twisting in midair, zooming from wooden-handled swings, we would be from some wonderfully Slavic country, the seven of us. Well, the circus has grown up, too, and this shit is fresh. The 2008 edition of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus stars the hair-raising Bello, Time Magazine's choice for "America's Best Clown," who skips like a young Martin Short around the spinning Wheel of Steel while people are shot out of cannons. Wooo-weee! The Ringling sibs and B&B would poop themselves. The "All-Access Pre-Show" allows ticketholders to meet the circus animals and performers beginning one hour before the show at no extra cost.
Wed., June 25, 7 p.m.; Thu., June 26, 11 a.m. & 7 p.m.; Fri., June 27, 11 a.m. & 7 p.m.; Sat., June 28, 11 a.m., 3 & 7 p.m.; Sun., June 29, 1 & 5 p.m., 2008

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