Days before The Ringling reopens after being closed for more than two months due to the coronavirus, the museum has announced the cancellation of a signature event due to restrictions imposed by COVID-19.
The Summer Circus Spectacular, which would have been entering its 14th year, will not take place. A joint production of The Ringling and Sarasota’s Circus Arts Conservatory, the show is held in the Historic Asolo Theater inside The Ringling’s McKay Visitors Pavilion and, in past years, played to two sold-out crowds daily.
“It saddens us to not be able to showcase our community’s long and celebrated circus history by presenting the Summer Circus Spectacular,” said Steven High, The Ringling’s executive director, in a statement. “However, the health and safety of our guests and staff is of paramount importance at this unprecedented time. We are looking forward to continuing our collaboration with the Circus Arts Conservatory next year…”
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