Circus Flora Opens Soon

by Annette M. Graebe

Make plans now for our favorite local circus — Circus Flora!  (Yes, they’ve changed their season from a hot, muggy summer to early spring, and they’ve moved down the street!)  Show dates:  April 19 – May 13.  Circus Flora beginnings go back to the Spoleto Festival more than thirty-two years ago.  Under that red and white Big Top, they still continue that rich, Italian tradition incorporating original, new artists and techniques.  This year’s show is “The Case of the Missing Bellhop” as the plot twists and turns to the delight of the audience.   It includes a full cast of characters – including a troupe of trained pigs!  For more information and tickets, visit  Tickets ($12 – $60) will be available at their new box office opening Monday at 10 a.m./phone: 314-230-9191, or tickets may be purchased through MetroTix (with a service fee).  Look for the red and white tent at their new location at 3401 Washington Blvd. — not far from The Fox.

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