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Special Event Benefits Teaching Zoo

Posted on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 1:01 am

The Florida International Teaching Zoo And The Villages Rialto Theater are combining forces to present a fund raising spectacle – The 1952 Best Picture Oscar Winning DeMille Classic: “The Greatest Show on Earth”. On the big screen the colossal epic tale (three years in the making) about the biggest circus ever – Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey combined shows. As told thru the lives of the performers, animals, fans, and roustabouts, this 3 ring tale brings the classic circus days to life for children of all ages with death defying thrills, mammoth elephants, glorious show girls, side splitting comedy, and a cast complete with Charlton Heston, Betty Hutton , and Jimmy Stewart as Buttons the Clown.
Special Benefit Performances will be shown at The Villages Rialto Theater – Historic Spanish Springs Friday, November 16, 2018 at 6:30 pm and a Sunday Circus Matinee November 18 at 2:00 pm. All ticket purchases benefit the conservation/building fund of the Florida International Teaching Zoo – Bushnell ( or on FB. ) Tickets are only $15.
Professor Brent De’Witt will perform comedy, magic and circus puppetry in the Rialto Lobby throughout Circus Day. But wait there is more – The Villages Own Clown Alley Painted Jesters will be tickling patrons’ fancies. Balloon Animals anyone?
The Loomis Brothers Circus Circus Treat Department will be offering (zoo donation) traditional circus favorites – cotton candy and Kromers’ inspired dry roasted circus peanut packs (special zoo prizes in random bags.) ALL theater admissions and circus treats are a tax deductible donation to the Florida International Teaching Zoo.
Come One ! Come All! To The Lost World of The Greatest Show on Earth on the Big Screen – oh and help The Florida Teaching Zoo protect endangered black jaguars, threatened Patas monkeys, endangered Tamarins, rare birds, Ne’Ne’ geese, and a plethora of exotic birds and critters.
Advance tickets are $15 (tax deductible). Ticket Box Office is 352-750-2290. Tickets will also be available prior to show times .
For more information contact Florida International Teaching Zoo: FB: Florida Teaching Zoo Tour line 866-937-1115. The Villages Rialto Theater 352-750-2290.