The circus is coming to Anne Arundel County!
The Annapolis Optimist Club is bringing the 2014 Cole Bros. Circus of Stars to the Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds in Crownsville May 7 and 8.There are two shows each day at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m.
First billed as the “New Colossal Show of 1884,” the Circus is celebrating its 130th year anniversary by performing a special show reprising legendary circus acts alongside Cirque Nouveau artists.
Angels in the Air trapeze artists will soar high above the audience. Daredevils cast caution aside in ThunderDrome, and Cole Bros. Clowns arrive with comic results. Elephants and acrobats, tigers, jugglers, artists and clowns, all take their turns in the spotlight; and The Human Cannonball gets fired at every show.
Proceeds from the circus go to local youth programs such as scholarships, HOBY Leadership Programs, Junior Optimists, essay and oratorical contests, Shop with a Cop, scouting and local sporting events like the Optimist Junior Golf Tournament and local baseball teams.
The best way to support the Optimist Club is to purchase advanced tickets at Tara’s Gifts & Parties, 10 Annapolis St., West Annapolis, or online at www.gotothecircus.com. Tickets range from $16-$23. A coupon for a free child admission with a paying adult is available on the Cole Bros Circus website.