Wednesday, Oct 22 2014 05:45 PM
If the circus is the greatest show on earth, then the Circus of Souls aims to be at least the greatest show in Bakersfield on Halloween.
In an effort to brand itself the ultimate party destination, the Padre Hotel will offer "a completely interactive experience" on the spookiest night of the year, said Matt Howell, the hotel's new food and beverage director.
"We're trying to throw an event that will be unlike any typical Halloween event," he said. "It's going to be an extravaganza for sure."
From the moment patrons walk in and receive a program of events, they will be part of the show. Sideshow and burlesque performers will mingle with the crowd along with magician William Draven and master of ceremonies Donatella Melies, who will lead the crowd to what's next.
"You could be sitting in the lobby and someone could be swallowing a sword next to you."
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