New ?Circus by the Sea? to Feature Beachside Big Top,Florida State University Flying High Circus in Panama City Beach PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (December 5, 2007) ? In June of 2008, Florida?s newest seasonal attraction ? Circus by the Sea ? will spring to life at Frank Brown Park in Panama City Beach, bringing a dazzling three-ring aerial and stage production to visitors and residents alike. Presented by Flying High, LLC, Circus by the Sea will showcase junior and senior performers from the renowned Florida State University Flying High Circus, celebrating 60 years of spellbinding entertainment. Circus by the Sea will also debut the area?s first children?s circus camp, which will include lessons in a wide variety of thrilling circus performance skills, entertaining games and fun activities. ?I?m excited to bring the ?Greatest Collegiate Show on Earth? to the area? said Donald Hamrick, Circus Presenter. ?Circus by the Sea will provide a wonderfully unique family entertainment option during one of Panama City Beach?s busiest seasons.? With seating for 2,000, the colorful, air-conditioned beachside Big Top will start to rise above the sandy shores at Frank Brown Park on May 12, 2008. Nightly performances will begin on June 13 and will run six days a week (Monday thru Saturday) through August 2. Audiences will enjoy a full evening of jaw-dropping routines rivaling any professional troupe, with occasional special guest intermission performances. Admission is $24 for adults, $16 for children (ages 4-16) and free for children under 4 years old. Beginning June 23, 2008, Circus by the Sea will hold week-long (Monday thru Thursday) Circus Camps* for children ages 7 to 12through July 24. Working one-on-one with FSU performers, circus campers will learn to perform various basic circus performance skills, from balancing acts to juggling, and, yes, even flying high on the trapeze. According to Hamrick, there are sponsorship opportunities available to area businesses and organizations interested in partnering with Circus by the Sea. Sponsorship packages include advertising and promotional exposure, on-site signage, tickets, and ring announcements at various performances. For more information on Circus by the Sea and Circus Camp, please visit www.CircusByTheSea.com. For more information on FSU?s Flying High Circus, visit www.circus.fsu.edu. To purchase tickets for Circus by the Sea, or for specific information on performance times, call (866) 234-8895. *Circus Camp runs $285/week for one child and includes a daily snack.