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Venardos Circus

Venardos Circus

Venardos Circus (www.venardoscircus.com), a unique family oriented traveling troupe, will bring its big-top performance to the St. Augustine Amphitheater in early 2018, with 17 performances beginning Jan. 24 and running through Feb. 10.

The Venardos Circus proudly features its own custom-made big-top, a classic red-and-white striped tent, with an intimate feel and seating for up to 300 guests. The St. Augustine shows will take place in the parking area of the St. Augustine Amphitheater, adjacent to the larger venue.

Created by former Ringling Bros. Ringmaster Kevin Venardos (veh-NARR-dos), the Venardos Circus wraps world-class circus acts into a Broadway Musical-style format that is called “the American Circus with the heart of a Broadway Show.” The group recently completed a series of shows in Las Vegas and arrives in St. Augustine with aerialists, acrobats, comedians, juggling, balancing, daredevilry and performers hailing from around the world. The Broadway-style singing and dancing adds another level of intrigue to the performance.

The Venardos Circus’ St. Augustine visit fills a void and is timely. The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus closed in May after 146 years of entertaining. A new 20th Century Fox film musical that portrays the career of P.T. Barnum, entitled “The Greatest Showman,” starring Hugh Jackman as Barnum and with Zac Efron and Michelle Williams, is scheduled for a Dec. 20 release.

The Venardos Circus has some similarity to the film. At

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  • The classic red and white tent for Venardos Circus

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  • An overview of the Venardos Circus.

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