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Big Apple Circus launches ballpark tour

Lake County CaptainsThe Big Apple Circus will be hitting a series of minor-league ballparks in the Northeast in a specially produced event, Havin’ a Ball Tour! From the Big Top to the Ball Park!, complete with a circus ring at home plate, a ringmaster and a live band.

The line-up of circus stars includes Mongolian contortionists, a canine troupe, a hand–balancing act by Bulgarian–born Andrey Mantchev, the Wuqiao Acrobats from China, juggling, aerial silks and the Big Apple Circus’s signature star clown, Grandma.

“For over 30 years the Big Apple Circus has toured the world, with visits to major U.S. cities including our annual record–shattering holiday performances under the Big Top at New York City’s famed Lincoln Center,” said Big Apple Circus Artistic Director Guillaume Dufresnoy. “We couldn’t be more excited about bringing our distinctive style to these unique settings, allowing a whole new audience to marvel at our extremely talented performers.  We’ve got lots of surprises planned and we can’t wait for our turn at bat.”

The tour kicks off on Wednesday, July 13 at Alliance Bank Stadium in Syracuse, home of the Syracuse Chiefs (Class AAA; International League), followed by stops at Frontier Field, home of the Rochester Red Wings (Class AAA; International League), on Friday, July 15; Classic Park in Eastlake, OH, home of the Lake County Captains (Low Class A; Midwest League), on Sunday, July 17; and finally Clipper Magazine Stadium in Lancaster, Pa, home of the Lancaster Barnstormers (independent; Atlantic League), on Tuesday, July 19.

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