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Circus World Wraps Up Historic Summer Season

Circus World leaders say memories made during the 2017 summer season will live on long after the big top is taken down.

The Baraboo museum delivered its final show of the year Sunday, but Executive Director Scott O’Donnell said there was one summer performance that stood out from the rest.

On the eve of Baraboo’s Big Top Parade in July, Circus World held a private show for former Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus employees who were in town for the four-day circus homecoming celebration. Heavy rains fell as Ringling alumni packed the big top tent to watch ringmaster Dave SaLoutos and other performers sing, dance and showcase their circus acts.

 O’Donnell said the performance was one of the most “raw, emotional” shows he has ever seen. There were at least 16 standing ovations at different times throughout the performance, he said…
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