The circus is coming to town and my family is excited to see what Ringling Brothers: Barnum & Bailey have cooked up for us this time with Circus Xtreme. My son really enjoys seeing the animals up close and watching them show off their power with the performers. In my opinion, I think it makes him appreciate them more than if he just saw them in a video at school. The circus has changed for his generation with more technology-filled acts and special effects. You could say that these are not your grandmother’s acrobats or strongmen.
The official show synopsis for Ringling Brothers: Barnum & Bailey Circus Xtreme, brought to fans by Feld Entertainment:
Prepare to be astonished and amazed by some of the coolest acts that can only be seen at The Greatest Show On Earth.® Children Of All Ages can let their imagination go wild in an exhilarating adventure with extraordinary circus artists and exotic animals.
In Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents CIRCUS XTREME, Ringmaster Andre McClain guides audiences on a quest around the world with the help of hilarious adventure seekers, Alex and Irina Emelin.
The show will thrill you as the Mongolian riders send arrows flying across the arena sky. This all-female troupe displays their skills in one of the most unique acts this year, performing a series of tricks and maneuvers atop elegant two-hump camels. Jaw-dropping freestyle BMX riders and free running tumblers fill the arena floor performing crazy-stunts mixed with acrobats leaping through a 15-foot transparent tower – and this is just one act!
During this energetic show, personal introductions to our performing pachyderms will allow audiences to be on a first name basis with our magnificent animals. All this and more happens during the most unexpected circus experience at Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents CIRCUS XTREME.
My favorite part of past shows has been the clowns and their crazy antics. My son is big into the motorcycles and “all that stuff” as he put it. The last time we attended, it was an evening performance and at seven years old, a two hour show with a 15 minute intermission was to much for him to handle. I’m hoping that with us attending an afternoon show this January, he will be able to enjoy it even more because he won’t get sleepy (and sleepy = a little cranky).
To check out when the circus will be coming to your town, head over to Ringling Brothers website for tour and ticket information.
Stay tuned to GeekMom for a full review of the show when it comes to my hometown in January 2015!