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Ringling Brothers Breaks New Ground

Feld sisters say producing a show is a real circus!

By Danielle Azzolina | March 24 , 2010

Kid Reporter Danielle Azzolina recently had lunch in the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus pie car with circus producers Alana and Nicole Feld.

As producers of Barnum's FUNundrum, a celebration of P.T. Barnum's 200th birthday, the Felds became the first female circus producers. They talk about their accomplishments and the fun of growing up in a circus!

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kid reporter danielle azzolina with the feld sisters


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