Last night, we headed on over to the IZOD Center to see the “Greatest Show On Earth”- The Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Baily Circus. I personally love the circus, and would go see it even without kiddos. What can I say, it’s a feel good kind of thing. I used to think I was going to be in the circus when I was a kid- like, really and truly. I may or may not have developed what may or may not be a somewhat “interesting” fascination” with all things circus.
Amazing acts, cute and funny animals performing with their trainers, people twisting and turning their bodies into insane shapes and contortions and doing things that literally make me spaz out in my seat because I’m worried they are going to fall or crash and crack their heads (don’t worry, they never do) is crazy. And there is nothing like it in the world. My son and I are usually entranced- but even the husband gets into it, and almost nothing does that.
So what’s new this year? Plenty. Don’t forget to get there early- you get go into the performance area and meet some of the stars and acts before the show starts if you plan ahead and get there an hour early.
Highlights this year include Alex Lacey, the big cat trainer,The China National Acrobatic Troupe,The Cossacks (daring horse riders and trick performers), The Torres Family, who perform with eight motorcycles in the 16-foot “Globe if Steel”, The Medeiros “Hair Hang” Act featuring eight female performers from around the world, and more.
Tickets for Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents LEGENDS start at $30. Tickets pricing is subject to change based on market demand. All seats are reserved, and tickets are available by calling Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000. For group rates and information, call 844-844-2121.