Forget Punxsutawney Phil. Forget Staten Island Chuck. They are so February. For a true indicator of the advent of spring, nothing beats the arrival of the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus. And this year’s edition, titled “Zing Zang Zoom,” is an artful eyeful, liberally spiced with mystifying magic.
And now, ladies and gentlemen, children of all ages, step right up and meet the no-ring circus. For the first time in its history, the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus will present a new show to its audiences without three rings, or two — or even one.
In the Catskills, at least, there are a few people who will not appear on television at any price, particularly if it interferes with lunch.