Circus performers put on a show for small towns

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 16 January 2016 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers
MEDINA – Kevin Sadrak, one of the performers in the Billy Martin’s Cole All-Star Circus, is high above the show ring in his routine in Medina’s middle school gym on Friday.

The circus performers put on two shows in Medina on Friday. It was a busy week for the cast with performances Sunday in Franklinville, Monday in Coudersport, Tuesday in Albion, Wednesday in Emporium, Thursday in Holley, Friday with two shows in Medina, and today with shows in Livonia and Honeoye.

Jonathan, one of the performers with the Rinny family from Argentina, rides a five-wheel unicycle in the center stage. Friday’s performances were also a fund-raiser for the Twig Association at Medina Memorial Hospital.

Vincent, one of the circus performers, holds a big snake during intermission. People could get their picture taken with snakes.

Vincent turned 14 on Friday. He is pictured with show promoter Billy Martin, who had the crowd sing Happy Birthday to Vincent, who has grown up in the circus.

One of the Rinny family members smiles for the crowd after a juggling routine.

Lucy Perez, 2, of Medina snacks on popcorn during the show in Medina.

One of the jugglers performs on Friday. He also juggled Ping Pong balls with his mouth.

Kevin Sedrak, a contortionist, folds himself into box during one of his routines.

Roger, left, one of the circus comedic performers recruited audience volunteers in a rendition of the famous YMCA song and dance.