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'Circus 1903' goes under old-timey big top

With the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus pulling up its tent poles for the last time this spring, a new theatrical production is hoping to fill the void it will leave by delivering the kinds of circus thrills that have delighted American audiences for 150-plus years.

"Circus 1903 - The Golden Age of Circus," opening Tuesday at Detroit's Fisher Theatre in Detroit, promises daredevil performers, including high-wire acts, contortionists and knife throwers, along with puppet versions

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