Big Cal’s Bumpin’Circus is back
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama Cal’s Big Bumpin’Circus is returning to town.
At a press conference held at the Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce, David Wallace, event organizer, announced plans for the return of the successful circus show by Soft Productions, the Grand Bahama Port Authority, and the Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce, to the islands of Grand Bahama, Nassau and now Eleuthera and Abaco.
The circus returns to Grand Bahama on Sunday, March 27 through Tuesday, March 29, and to Nassau Wednesday, March 31 to Saturday, April 2. Shows in Eleuthera and Abaco will take place on Wednesday, March 30 and Monday, April 4 and Tuesday, April 5 respectively, noted Wallace.
“I am very pleased to tell you that we will be bringing back some of last year’s favourite acts, the Rubber Band Man, the high wire act, as well as a few new ones that include a magician, ventriloquist, and a trampoline jumping clown,”said Wallace.”We are also going to shine some light on our own Bahamian talents, Juice Unit, a local Grand Bahama dance team. The group will join the show this year and will also tour with Big Cal in the US.”
Tickets are already on sale for the shows and they will have both matinees and evening show times.”We have a great family package for our premier night in Grand Bahama–two adults and three children for$60, discounted from$100,”he said. Tickets range from$15 to$30 throughout the islands and full details and all ticket outlets can be found on their website at www.circusbahamas.com.
“The Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce is pleased once again to support this positive opportunity for wholesome family entrainment on Grand Bahama and in our sister islands,”said Donna Jones, GB Chamber of Commerce director.”We congratulate the organizer for having the foresight and commitment to once again host this event.”
Through last year’s shows, Wallace felt he had really fulfilled his main goal of bringing smiles to many young Bahamians.”In fact, last year the circus was such a draw that the Eleutheran All Age School and the students’parents chartered the Bohengy ferry to come and see the show. So because of this, we are going to them this year and hope to expand to more islands next year.”
Wallace is hoping that bringing the circus back will also give a boost to the economy on all islands the circus will visit. The circus is utilizing local companies to make the event possible.”We rent event locations, we use local companies for lighting and sound equipment, we use local vendors for food sales, we hire temporary staff for event management, hotel rooms, etc . . . it’s a win-win for all!”
Helping to make it all possible are the circus co-sponsors which include Kerzner International, Colina, Royal Bank of Canada, Dominoes, BahamaIslandsinfo.com, as well as local ticket sponsors Borco and Grand Bahama Power Company. On hand at the press conference was returning sponsor Grand Bahama Port Authority representative Charles Pratt who said that GBPA is proud to lend their support to the return of the circus, an event that showcases positive entertainment and uplifts spirits. He said they applaud the innovative and persistent efforts of the organizer to bring the event to The Bahamas and to help make it an annual event for all.
As time draws near to the event, Wallace and his team are working diligently to spread the word about show dates as well as soliciting sponsors to help disadvantaged local children enjoy the show too.”Its all about making them smile and sparking their imagination,”beamed Wallace.”So come on out and enjoy a great time.”