03/28/10 — Come one, come all, to the circus

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Come one, come all, to the circus

By Molly Flurry
Published in News on March 28, 2010 1:50 AM

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Lions and tigers and ligers? Oh my.

The world's largest circus under the big top, Cole Bros. Circus of the Stars, will pitch its 136 feet wide by 231 feet long tent and present an extravaganza of entertainment that starts with a growl and end with a bang Wednesday and Thursday.

Returning for the first time in six years, tigers will open the show under the big top twice daily at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m.

Also appearing will be the circus' liger. The offspring of a tiger and lion, who at three-years-old is a big boy for a baby, weighs in at 300 pounds.

"It's the total package this year. It's circus at its best," said Ron West, senior marketing director.

Watch flying trapezists, aerial ballerinas, the globe of death, clowns, exotic animals, the one finger stand, the human cannonball and much more for $17 dollars for adults and $12 or children.

"If people love excitement and thrills, when they leave, they will have a smile from ear-to-ear," West said.

Look inside the News-Argus for the Cole Bros. Circus of the Stars ad and bring the ad to the ticket office. When buy one general admission ticket the ad is your ticket second ticket, for free.

For over 30 years the News-Argus has been a proud sponsor of the circus.

Buy advance tickets online by logging on to www. tickets.com, calling 1-888-332-5200 or stopping in at The Christian Soldier bookstore and save $5 off the price of admission.

Purchase tickets the day of the shows at the circus box office from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Tent-raising is open to the public Wednesday morning.

Learn more about the Cole Bros. Circus of the Stars log on to gotothecircus.com or call 1-800-796-5672.