Circus in town Nov. 14-15

Published 1:31 am Thursday, November 3, 2016


The circus is coming to town.

Loomis Bros. Circus will bring their “FUNtastic Tour” to Andalusia on Mon., Nov. 14, and Tues., Nov. 15.

“This year, we’ve added a live band to our show,” said circus producer and ringmaster Justin Loomis. “The band is very versatile and performs everything from circus classics to today’s latest hits. We are excited to be one of the few circuses with a live band, and we couldn’t be more excited to have one of such high-caliber as part of our circus.”

The circus will be a three-ring extravaganza and performers include the Ashton family, performing an extraordinary display of Risley acrobatics; the mesmerizing Cassandra: “Woman on the Moon,” appearing high above the circus ring in an aerial display and James Plunkett “Sultan of Silliness” with his sidekick Cleo the Camel in a riotous demonstration of the bond between man and beast.

The show is 90 minutes long.

“Additionally, we continue to carry on circus tradition and feature exotic animals in our circus including white Siberian and royal Bengal tigers, along with the only mixed herd of both Asian and African elephants currently touring North America,” Loomis said.

Loomis Bros. officials said this could be the last opportunity to see elephants in Andalusia.

“Our show is currently the only circus touring North America with a herd of both Asian and African elephants, and we hope to keep it that way,” a release said. “At Loomis Bros. Circus, we strongly support the bond between human and animal. Therefore, at this time, we will continue to display elephants in our circus for as long as we legally can. However, time could be running out. Many states have already passed, or are in the process of proposing new laws against the display of elephants and other animals in a circus.”

The event will be held both days at the Kiwanis Community Center at 4:30 p.m., and 7:30 p.m.

Cost is $20 for adults and $8 for children ages 2-12.

Tickets can be purchased in advance online by credit or debit card at or with cash only at the circus box office on the day of the show.

Coupons for free kids tickets are available at many local merchants.