While there will be free shows for needy kids like last year, there won’t be any camels, such as Atula, who escaped from the circus causing a ruckus on a Glendale street last November.
The circus can have cats and dogs, but no other animals. The camel slip-up was part of what prompted city officials to ask that the circus owners refrain from bringing animals this year and a last-minute plea to City Council didn’t change the city’s decision.
Brad Wright, a former National Basketball Assn. player and a part owner of the circus, said he was glad the show is moving forward, despite setbacks.
“I want to make sure I’ve done everything so that the kids have a great experience,” Wright said.
The circus is slated to run from Nov. 14 to Dec. 1, and costs $25 for adults and $15 for children. Tickets can be purchased at the circus at 1401 N. Verdugo Road.