The Theater: Signs of Spring

Manhattan's substitute for crocuses—the Ringling Bros, and Barnum & Bailey circus—began its longest visit in history (47 days) at Madison Square Garden last week. It should also prove one of its most enjoyable visits. Done up in style, this year's circus has wonderfully gaudy costumes, good-looking girls, emerald-green tanbark, a special and sumptuous Alice in Wonderland pageant. To Deems Taylor music (some of it from his well-known Through the Looking Glass suite) the Jabberwock, the Oysters, the Walrus, a bright-colored set of Chessmen, a decidedly Mad Hatter, a head-slicing Queen of Hearts...