My family was recently invited to Dallas to attend the opening night performance of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey’s circus! My children always look forward to this production, which never disappoints! With tons of bright colors, a few fireworks and a little confetti, the circus was definitely built to amaze, but was it really “The Greatest Show on Earth?”
My children say “YES!” and if you ask everyone in the audience, I bet they’d agree! Here are the 5 things we loved about it:
You definitely can’t have a circus without clowns, and there are plenty to be found throughout the show! The clowns are always in character, from the moment they step outside the curtain – ready to put a smile on every single person’s face! And that’s just what they do. I mean, how fun is it to have a paint fight in front of thousands of people and get away with it?
These clowns are pretty much “the best of the best”, and it shows. There were some moments when you forget about everything else going on, to focus on the clowns’ story… without even hearing them talk. And yet, the audience knows exactly what they were trying to say!
The iconic Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus elephants are amazing in itself. These heavyweight animals take on balancing and dancing, with a few “wobble” and “gang-um style” moves. They are impressive, to say the least!
Speaking of impressive – you have to check out the “painters” on the trampolines and the tight rope walkers. I could have watched those painters all day! With our seats being right beside the tight rope, I just knew someone was going to be falling before my eyes!
When I say my heart stopped beating a few times, I’m not even joking! Those bicycles came out onto the tight rope and I wanted to cover my eyes, but peek at the same time! These ladies and gentlemen sure do know how to make our hearts pound hard and stay happy!
And I have to point out this lady. Who is in heels. Holding a man who probably has 200 pounds of muscle alone. Enough said.
This part of the show makes my palms sweat just as much as the performers on the tight rope… but I love it! Put 10 tigers in a cage with one man? UM… I want to call him crazy, but I could watch an hour of this alone!
The entire circus could not run so smoothly without a ringmaster! Andre McClain does a fantastic job of describing acts, singing and riding an animal or two. With a great voice and talent, he leads the spectacular group of performers into the ring, ensuring ticket holders are indeed, amazed.
The Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus will be in Dallas until August 10, with dates in Fort Worth thru August 17.
Dallas – American Airline Center
Thu, July 31, 10:30AM, 7:30PM
Fri, Aug 1, 10:30AM, 7:30PM
Sat, Aug 2, 11:30AM, 3:30PM, 7:30PM
Sun, Aug 3, 10:30AM, 2:30PM, 6:30PM
Tue, Aug 5, 7:30PM
Wed, Aug 6, 7:30PM
Thu, Aug 7, 7:30PM
Fri, Aug 8, 7:30PM
Sat, Aug 9, 11:30AM, 3:30PM, 7:30PM
Sun, Aug 10, 10:30AM, 2:30PM, 6:30PM
Fort Worth Convention Center
Wed, Aug 13, 7:30PM
Thu, Aug 14, 7:30PM
Fri, Aug 15, 10:30AM, 7:30PM
Sat, Aug 16, 11:30PM, 3:30PM, 7:30PM
Sun, Aug 17, 3:00PM
Tickets are currently available for purchase at www.ticketmaster.com. Ticket prices are $105 (Circus Celebrity), $75 (Front Row), $50 (VIP), $30, $22, $15. All seats are reserved, and tickets are available by calling toll free 800/745-3000. Tickets may also be purchased at Ticketmaster Retail Locations and at the arena’s box offices.