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One day only Sailor Circus shows set for Saturday

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SARASOTA, FL (WWSB) - Sailor Circus Academy students will shine under the spotlight as they present the 69th annual spring performance of "The Greatest 'Little' Show on Earth" – for one day only under the Big Top in Nathan Benderson Park behind the Mall at UTC. This is the first time Sailor Circus students have performed under the Big Top in Sarasota. In past years, the show has taken place in the Sailor Circus Arena which is currently closed for upcoming renovations.

"People should come to see the Sailor circus one-day-only spectacular on March 17th to invigorate their spirit. Come and celebrate the joy of seeing students ages 8 to 18 delivering a once-in-a-lifetime performance under the Big Top," said Courtney Wyatt, Circus Arts Training Program Co-Manager. "If you come early you'll be able to catch an outdoor flying trapeze thrill show too! It truly will be a great family friendly way to spend Saint Patrick's Day."

The 2018 spring show tells the story of Sailor Circus and what it means to the Academy students to be a part of something so enduring. The show will feature many traditional circus acts such as Juggling, and Spanish Web in addition to newer, more contemporary acts such as the Slack Line and Aerial Silks. Other featured acts include the Trampoline, Acrobatic Adagio and Roller-skating. The youth circus artists ages 8-18 have been practicing their routines for months gearing up for their opportunity to perform in front of a crowd.

Celebrating its 69th season, Sailor Circus is the longest-running youth circus in the country. Two shows are planned for Saturday, March 17 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. under the Big Top behind the Mall at UTC.

Tickets are $10 - $25. Go to or call the box office 941.355.9805.

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