Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Where-To-Go Wednesday - Kelly Miller Circus
We were given tickets to the Kelly Miller Circus for free for review purposes. Any and all opinions expressed here are our own based on our experience.
What: Kelly Miller Circus
Where: Check the web-site at http://www.kellymillercircus.com/ for a performance near you.
(we will also provide information on some upcoming performances in this week's Sunday Scoop)
Who: All ages
Our view: The Kelly Miller Circus may not be as big or as well-known as circuses like Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus, but that doesn't make it any less enjoyable. In fact, in someways it is more enjoyable because it feels more intimate like the performers are entertaining just for you. This circus makes even acts that you think would be cliched and boring fun and interesting by putting their own unique spin on them. Their jugglers don't just juggle but they move around while juggling and stand on a ladder while juggling or juggle balls up and down a ramp. Their elephant doesn't just parade around the ring or stand up on her hind legs, she actually dances. In fact, if you love animals, you will love this circus as there are several animal acts including dogs, camels and tigers. However, for anyone who has a problem with animals in circuses, none of the animals in any of the animal acts were touched in anyway with a whip or anything else and the only animal trainer that even carried a whip was the tiger trainer. We have been to many circuses or other events where acts just seem to drag on forever. That is not the case here. Each of the acts seem to pass by in the blink of an eye. Then, it is back to the sale of merchandise, food, pony rides, camel rides, and elephant rides etc. that is part of the pre-show, post show and intermission. In other words, be prepared for there to be a lot of things for your children to beg for. However, the merchandising in the actual circus tent during the show itself is not as bad as at some other events we have attended. Besides, if you take into consideration just the actual ticket prices themselves, you get a lot more for your money with the Kelly Miller Circus than with a larger more expensive circuses. For more information or to find out when and/if the Kelly Miller Circus is coming to a town near you, check out the web-site above.
And that's our view. Tune in to tomorrow's Talking Topic post for more about the Kelly Miller Circus.