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Italian circus returns to Westhampton Beach

The Zoppe troupe prepares for a show on

The Zoppe troupe prepares for a show on the Great Lawn in Westhampton Beach. (Aug. 4, 2012) Photo Credit: Michael Cusanelli

The Zoppe, an Italian Family Circus, returns to Westhampton Beach for five sold-out performances Aug. 3 to 5 on the Great Lawn. The show, hosted by the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, specializes in creating a family atmosphere with an emphasis on audience participation.

Gina Zoppe performs a balancing act during a
Photo Credit: Michael Cusanelli

Gina Zoppe performs a balancing act during a Saturday performance of Zoppe, an Italian Family Circus, in Westhampton Beach. (Aug. 4, 2012)

Performers balance as audience members cheer during a
Photo Credit: Michael Cusanelli

Performers balance as audience members cheer during a performance of Zoppe, an Italian Family Circus, in Westhampton Beach. (Aug. 4, 2012)

Performers jump into a balancing act during a
Photo Credit: Michael Cusanelli

Performers jump into a balancing act during a performance of Zoppe, an Italian Family Circus, in Westhampton Beach. (Aug. 4, 2012)

Gina Zoppe executes a balancing act during a
Photo Credit: Michael Cusanelli

Gina Zoppe executes a balancing act during a performance of Zoppe, an Italian Family Circus, in Westhampton Beach. (Aug. 4, 2012)

The troupe in Zoppe, an Italian Family Circus,
Photo Credit: Michael Cusanelli

The troupe in Zoppe, an Italian Family Circus, takes a final bow as the audience erupts in applause for a performance on the Great Lawn in Westhampton Beach. (Aug. 4, 2012)

Trained dogs get ready for their act Saturday
Photo Credit: Michael Cusanelli

Trained dogs get ready for their act Saturday during a performance of Zoppe, an Italian Family Circus, in Westhampton Beach. (Aug. 4, 2012)

A dog gets a ride in a tiny
Photo Credit: Michael Cusanelli

A dog gets a ride in a tiny replica of a hot-air balloon during a performance Saturday of Zoppe, an Italian Family Circus, in Westhampton Beach. (Aug. 4, 2012)

The Zoppe troupe prepares for a show on
Photo Credit: Michael Cusanelli

The Zoppe troupe prepares for a show on the Great Lawn in Westhampton Beach. (Aug. 4, 2012)

Nino the Clown entertains an audience during a
Photo Credit: Michael Cusanelli

Nino the Clown entertains an audience during a performance of Zoppe, an Italian Family Circus, in Westhampton Beach. (Aug. 4, 2012)

A rider does horseback tricks during a performance
Photo Credit: Michael Cusanelli

A rider does horseback tricks during a performance of Zoppe, an Italian Family Circus, in Westhampton Beach. (Aug. 4, 2012)

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