In this year's edition, the 107th, the circus has added 20-year-old aerial artist Dolly Jacobs—who tosses her comely body around with no safety net underneath. (She is the daughter of veteran clown Lou Jacobs.) Animal trainer Gunther Gebel-Williams is still more ferocious than cages full of tigers and leopards. No. 107 is in New York through June 5, while the 106th edition—featuring aerialist Elvin Bale—is in Largo, Md. through May 1, when it leaves for Binghamton, N.Y.

James Whitmore, who has already given 'em hell as Harry Truman, brings another President to rip-snorting life as Teddy Roosevelt. This week, Whitmore carries his big stick to Minneapolis' Guthrie Theater as part of an 11-city tour.

Two young conductors, James Levine and James Conlon, join such established stars as Marilyn Home in the Met's annual spring road junket. Three new productions—Le Prophète, La Bohème and Lohengrin—are among the seven that will be presented during the eight-city tour (this week hitting Cleveland).