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“circus magic & fun for all” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Circus Sarasota Big Top

Circus Sarasota Big Top
1500 Stringfield Ave, Sarasota, FL 34237
941 355-9335
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Schwaz, Austria
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71 reviews 71 reviews
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“circus magic & fun for all”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

There's a bit of old time, small town to this circus - in the very best sense. Everyone involved is smiling and friendly, all of the seating is relatively close to the performance ring, and the show is staged and conducted in a classic circus manner. The acts ranged from outstanding [Chinese dance acrobats, several of the jugglers] to very good - however all were professionally performed with great energy and enthusiasm. There are 2 hours of performances plus a 20 minute intermission. Nearly all the acts appeal to both adults [may bring back many memories] and children - perhaps with the exception of one clown act, which was more for small kids. In summary, a great way to experience a disappearing art form for a reasonable charge.

Visited February 2014
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oldsmar,fl
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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“falls”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Went to Circus on Feb.8.Wehave been attending for a few years and have to say that this show was a disappointment.I have never seen so many falls.The trapeze act was unable to complete their big finale.Tightrope act fell twice,juggler dropped ball,etc.My wife thinks that this was all done on purpose.Highly doubtful.There were two juggling acts and the clown act went on too long.More variety is needed.It pains me to write this review,but be forewarned.

Visited February 2014
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Florida
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“Unusual Circus Show Is Fantastic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Circus Sarasota is always good, but they have brought a really unusual show in that will run only through December 1 that is fantastic. It's a troop of 8 acrobats called Vague de Cirque who perform in a small tent (200 seats), so you almost couldn't be any closer than if you were in the show! They are set up in the parking lot of Sarasota Square Mall. Pretty avante-garde - not like your standard circus, but my whole family loved it (including 10 and 14-year-old daughters). Several acts were so beautiful they brought tears to our eyes. The seats are arranged like a cabaret, with tables.

Visited November 2013
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Sarasota, Florida, United States
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“great show - terrible seats”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

as the title says, the show is great! Unfortunately the seats are something else. I could barely stay till the end of the show because the bleachers are way too narrow and my butt was in pain. Something needs to be done about this to make the experience magnificent

Visited February 2013
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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“Preschooler outing”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

Grandson loved it. Am taking him again this year. Check around for coupon for free kid admission closer to performance date.

Visited February 2013
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