FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – West Springfield, MA -- After 47 years, the Circus Report and ShowBiz USA will cease publication on December 31, 2019. The Outdoor Amusement Business Association (OABA) is pleased to announce that we have come to an agreement with Bill and Jan Biggerstaff to continue to produce key Circus content in the OABA’s monthly publication, ShowTime.
Beginning with the January/February issue, ShowTime will feature two to four pages of Circus content that subscribers are accustomed to reading in the Circus Report. Each monthly issue will list circus routes, feature guest columnists and present regular contributors.
“We anticipate many of our active writers will be invited to send in articles to continue the legacy that Don Marks began in 1972 – an informative and supportive publication for the circus industry. We look forward to many additional years for the title of the Circus Report to remain in conjunction with Showtime,” Bill & Jan Biggerstaff said.
ShowTime magazine is a benefit of membership in the OABA. The membership fee for Circus Associates is $75 per year and includes many other member benefits beyond receiving ShowTime. One example is a $10,000 accidental death and dismemberment insurance policy. You may join the OABA at www.oaba.org, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling Sue Gallup at 407-848-4958.
OABA’s mission is to promote the preservation and growth of the outdoor amusement industry through leadership, advocacy and education.