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October 24, 2013

CCS hosting All-Star Circus

If your life is a circus and you need an escape, try the real thing. 

Billy Martin’s Cole All-Star CIrcus will be performing at the Cooperstown High School, on Monday, Oct. 28h at 7 pm. Hosted by the student council, the big top meets the school desk top once again, presenting an evening of fun and enjoyment among students, teachers and families in the high school gym. 

Although there is no tent, the circus does not disappoint. The performers aim to delight and the thrills are all present in the intimate traveling show.

The cast of 16 packs plenty of fun into 90 minutes. The Bertini family wows with unicycle feats, Roger gets laughs with acrobats on a trampoline, while Franci and Clara awe with their hula hoop skills and aerial tricks, respectively. Billy Martin’s circus includes the Rinny family of jugglers from Argentina, and Sadrak, who performs cirque-style contortions also from South America. Jonathon brings Las Vegas glamour to his cylinder balance act, and Billy Martin’s wife, (”That’s right”, Martin confirms, “the ringmaster fell in love with the trapeze artist.”), Angela performs a single trapeze act that is a show stopper. 

Finally, there is “Slinko”...about which, Martin enthuses, “You have to see it - can’t describe it.”  

Billy Martin, is, of course, the Ringmaster, complete with the necessary magnetic personality and a golden microphone. “All these acts are my friends,” owner, Martin, elaborates, “I worked with them in bigger shows, then hand-picked them for this venue. I know what New York state audiences like.”

As Martin says, standing firmly behind his product, “I have the best job in the circus - I get to be in it and watch it every night!”

The Cole All-Star Circus boasts a 75-year-old history, rich with stories of helping school organizations raise money by entertaining the community and sharing the profits.  

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