Circus coming to town

Published 7:17 am Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Elephants, tigers and daredevils, oh my!

The Piccadilly Circus will hold two performances in Austin at 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. May 21 at Crane Pavilion, 700 12th St. SW.

Piccadilly Circus is celebrating 25 years.

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The hour-and-a-half-long performance includes many traditional circus acts: Elephant Extravaganza, an elephant that stands on one foot; Motorcycle Madness, a group of motorcycle daredevils somersaulting and spinning in a big Globe of Doom; Katunga, the giant jungle monster; the Mongolian Angels, outstanding contortionists; the White Tiger Spectacular; crazy comedy with circus clowns and a 1923 Model T with a mind of its own; daring aerialists; cirque artists and much more.

Free children’s tickets have been distributed at elementary schools, pre-schools, day care centers and churches. Tickets are also available at sponsoring businesses in the area.

Adult tickets — including a limited buy one, get one free offer — are available.