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CHANCE OF A GHOST

It’s our usual three ring circus within a circus this time, folks.  A trio of terrifying performances sure to set hair on end, eyes bulge, and make your teeth itch.  Furthermore, these acts are sure to give you the spooks.

The first haunt is about a doo-wop group from the 50s who play a killer gig.  Or rather, the killer gig plays them?  In any case, please welcome THE MAGNIFICENT TAILFINS.  Our next venue is in New York, New York as part of our “States of Fear” sub-series.  Please put your hands together for THE LONESOME GHOSTS OF CENTRAL PARK.  Then, we head south a bit for the next act.  Kentucky, to be exact, for THE HAUNTING OF HAPPY HOLLOW.  And believe Char when he tells you that’s it’s a  tough act to follow.

As always, we appreciate your patronage at the sideshow of the surreal.  If the ghosts haven’t spooked you enough, there’s always next time.  Come back again, won’t you?

MONSTROUS CIRCUMSTANCES

This one is all about the monsters, ladies and gentlemen.  The sideshow is filled with them.  Let Charlie Barker tell you about a trio, if you will.

The appetizer on the monstrous menu for today is a little fishy.  JENNY HANIVER is a tale about the decor for a “man cave” gone hideously wrong.  Our next meal has a little bite to it…FROST BITE, that is.  It’s about first responders who find someone, or something, frozen in the snow.  For the dessert course, it’s off to the LAIR OF THE MANDRAKE for a sweet little something.  Just where have some of the youth of the neighborhood gone off to, anyway?

We certainly understand if you can’t devour it all.  After all, it is a lot to swallow.  Just be aware that any leftovers may scurry away to come back again later.  They may just have you on the menu.

ST. PADDY WAGON

The luck of the Irish be with you.  The canvas is adorned in green.  Tapestries the color of shamrock grace the haunted halls.  Wait until you see the sideshow!

The trilogy for today all deal with the Emerald Isle.  It’s Saint Patrick’s Day at the circus.  First off, we find out what happens when THE BANSHEE WAILS.  Then, it’s THE TIDES OF MARCH, where we find out what creatures rule the unruly sea.  Lastly, is your luck in our out?  It might pay off if your talisman WORKED LIKE A CHARM.

Once you give them a listen, you’ll be sure as a shillelagh is strong that you’ve felt the Irish in you.  At least, you’ve been visited by the spirit of the Irish.  Now, be off to your green beer and corned beef and cabbage.   But leave the leprechauns alone.  They’re awful beasties when provoked.

FAVORITE HAUNTS

The haunted circus has returned.  The sideshow has opened its flaps to the public.  Charlie Barker is calling for patrons of the perverse to attend his cavalcade of creeps.  Come in, come in.

Speaking of haunted, how about some tales along that theme?  Our first frightening fable is called THE HAUNTED PILLAR.  This is the real life story of, well, a haunted pillar.  This is one of our “States of Fear” as we visit Georgia and a former slave whipping post that still holds many a ghost.  Then, it’s off to THE HAUNTING OF AISLE 13, where it isn’t just the prices that are scary.  Have you ever lied awake in bed, not asleep but unable to move?  Has anything come to visit you when that happened, creeping out of shadow?  That’s just what happens in SLEEP PARALYSIS.

As the smoke plumes in the distance, the show comes to an end.  The circus has gone dark; the sideshow is closed.  But please, return again for more tales of the macabre and mysterious.