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Big Apple Circus welcomed back to Lake George

New show ‘Legendarium’ praised by critics

Animal trainer Jenny Vidbel directs her horses in a dancing routine during a performance of the Big Apple Circus’ 2013 show Legendarium, which is starting a two-week run Saturday July 13 in Charles Wood Park in Lake George Village. Big Apple Circus has prompted rave reviews for its aerial and acrobatic acts as well as its staging and live circus orchestra.

Animal trainer Jenny Vidbel directs her horses in a dancing routine during a performance of the Big Apple Circus’ 2013 show Legendarium, which is starting a two-week run Saturday July 13 in Charles Wood Park in Lake George Village. Big Apple Circus has prompted rave reviews for its aerial and acrobatic acts as well as its staging and live circus orchestra.

— Watching the tent go up Wednesday, Big Apple Circus General manager Tom Larson offered his thoughts.

“We absolutely love Lake George,” he said. “It’s a beautiful place for our artists and staff to finish our very successful 2013 season.”

Lake George Chamber President Michael Consuelo was on hand Wednesday to welcome Larson and the circus staff to town.

He said that area community leaders and residents were enthusiastic that Big Apple Circus, a top international attraction, was returning for another season in Lake George.

“We’re excited and delighted,” he said. “Words can’t express how happy we are to see our friends from Big Apple again.”

The award-winning circus, based in New York City, has been located for similar stints in such high-profile places as Boston, the Washington D.C. area, as well as Lincoln Center in Manhattan.

Tickets for Legendarium start at $15 and are available at: www.bigapplecircus.org or by calling (888) 541-3750.

The circus box office in Charles Wood Park, is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday through Monday; and 10 a.m. through 8 p.m Tuesday through Friday, . For groups of 10 people or more, or for inquiries about wheelchair–accessible seating or other details, call (800) 922-3772.

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