Alice, called Alessandra Rose, whistles to her parrot in her trailer between acts as the ring mistress of the show. She and her boyfriend’s brother, Chris Connors, lead the show through song and dance as different routines file in and out of the tent. All the performers in the circus travel and live in trailers that park alongside the tent in city after city.
2009 marks the Cole Bros.’s 125th anniversary and the circus claims to be the oldest American circus under a tent. The 136 x 231 foot tent can house over 2,800 fans, along with several acts where the performers hail from all over the world.