Al & Ivan

Posted By on November 8, 2017


Looks like a big tip…… I was always amazed at the crowds we would have without giving away free passes. The prices were affordable for the average family.  It was the only circus that I know of that had a pay one price for the whole family. As I have said it before Mr. Kadya was a smart business man. His belief was don’t bust them out at the gate, the concessions will make the money. He did not like the idea of butchers working the audience during the show. At intermission those who were still in their seats were met with a barrage of butchers some of whom were performers. Most of the time intermission was 30 minutes. I remember that I said to Al it might be a good idea if we played recorded circus music during intermission. I explained that it would fill the dead air. I don’t know if it helped to make any money but it sounded good.           


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My name is Ivan M. Henry and I am the 4th generation of a circus/show business dynasty. I hope you enjoy the blog.


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