Circus Flora Presents 25th Season Jubilee: ‘Vagabond Adventures’

In celebration of its 25th season, Circus Flora, St. Louis’ beloved, one-ring circus, presents a brand new show, Vagabond Adventures, June 2 through 26 under the air-conditioned, red-and-white, big top tent in Grand Center. Vagabond Adventures is set on the Floating Palace, an actual circus venue that traveled up and down the Mississippi River before the Civil War.
Vagabond Adventures reunites Circus Flora stars from the last quarter century such as the Flying Wallendas on the high wire, the dazzling acrobatics of the St. Louis Arches, the Flying Pages on the flying trapeze, Una Mimnagh on the corde lisse (vertical rope), legendary circus performer and Circus Flora co-founder Alexandre Sacha Pavlata as well as everyone’s favorite clown, Giovanni Zoppe as Nino.

The 25th season also ushers in a host of exciting new acts, including the Olate Dogs’ amazing and hilarious tricks and the Riding Donnert’s spellbinding horsemanship, including juggling on horseback!
Brothers Robert and David Donnert are fifth-generation circus performers, having started their careers almost from the moment they were born. Trained by their father and uncle, they perform a very unique act of juggling on horseback. Over the past 21 years, the brothers have performed for audiences of the most renowned circuses and galas all over the world, and this year, for the first time, Circus Flora is thrilled to welcome them to St. Louis!

Show times are Tuesday through Thursday at 7 p.m.; Friday and Saturday at 2 and 7 p.m.; Sunday at 1 and 5:30 p.m.; and “Little Top Wednesday” at 10 a.m., a special one-hour show for smaller kids or the “kids at heart.” The annual peanut-free preview opens the season June 2 for those with peanut allergies. June 18 is the second annual Scouting Day at the circus. Tickets for Vagabond Adventures are $8 to $44. Call 314-289-4040 or visit www.circusflora.org for tickets and more information.