Monday, December 6, 2010

The Circus Rolls into Town! Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Present's Barnum's FUNundrum!

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Yeah!  The circus is coming back to town!  I love the circus.  I used to go every year without fail.  It's so much fun - from the pre-show activities with the clowns to the animals and daredevil acts within the show itself.  I don't think people realize just how much hard work goes into a circus show and how much fun you have watching one!

 The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will be rolling back into Georgia early next year -- February 17 - 21 at Phillips Arena and February 24 - 27 at the Gwinnett Arena.  In case you haven't been in a while, here's some information about the circus:
The Greatest Show On Earth just got Greater with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents Barnum’s FUNundrum!SM. Featuring 130 performers from six continents, almost 100,000 pounds of performing pachyderms, cowboys, pirates, and mermaids, Barnum’s FUNundrum! is a super-sized spectacle so massive you just can’t miss it!
This monumental, once in a lifetime event celebrates the 200TH anniversary of the birth of the legendary P.T. Barnum, the Greatest Showman on Earth! and can only be experienced at The Greatest Show On Earth®, Barnum’s living legacy!
Ringmaster Johnathan Lee Iverson invites the audience to leap aboard the Ringling Bros. Express and go on a family FUNtastic adventure to meet exotic characters and witness thrilling performances that attempt to answer Barnum’s FUNundrum, “What special wonders create The Greatest Show On Earth?”
Step right up and see the Flying Caceres attempt to complete the elusive quadruple somersault on the flying trapeze; a feat that hasn’t been mastered in over three decades. Watch the Puyang troupe from China dazzle with a stunning display of dexterity as they bounce, flip, and twirl to new heights on a two-tiered trampoline. Be amazed as you witness the impossible contortions of the body benders who fit three humans in a cube the size of a milk crate. Enjoy the wondrous ability of the Mighty Meetal, the strongest man in the world, as he lifts over 1,200 pounds.  And savor the stupendous skills of the hand balancers featuring Duo Fusion, a married pair of performers with a twist; the wife does the heavy lifting.
And one hour before show time, families can meet the performers, get autographs, and see an amazing elephant that paints at the All Access Pre-showFREE with a purchased ticket!

Doesn't that sound GREAT?  I had no idea it was the 200th anniversary of P.T. Barnum's birth!  What a fun theme!

Tickets went on sale November 27th, but you can still get great seats.  With so many dates, you can easily pick out one that is good for your family!

February 17 - 21 - Phillips Arena

Thursday, February 17th:  7:30 p.m.
Friday, February 18th:  10:30 a.m.; 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 19th:  11 a.m.; 3 p.m.; 7 p.m.
Sunday, February 20th:  11 a..m.; 3 p.m.; 7 p.m.
Monday, February 21st:  11 a.m.; 3 p.m.

Feb. 24 – 27 - Arena at Gwinnett

Thursday, February 24th:  7:30 p.m.
Friday, February 25th:  10:30 a.m.; 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 26th:  11 a.m.; 3 p.m.; 7 p.m.
Sunday, February 27th:  Noon; 4 p.m.

*Tickets are $14, $22, $28, and $35 ($35 tickets only available at Philips Arena).  There are also a limited number of Circus Celebrity, VIP, and front row tickets.  All seats are reserved and are available by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000.  You can also visit

For more information on the circus, you can visit!  See you there! Ticker

1 comment:

  1. My family loves elephants too. My kids saw a story about Tara & Bella a Asian elephant and a stray dog who became best friends and live at The Elephant Sanctuary in Hohenwald, Tennessee. We started watching the elephants foraging in the woods on a live webcam. Our whole family learned all about the 25 elephants that have lived there over the past 15 years.
    One of the qualities that set elephants apart as animals and evoke a sense of kinship to human beings is that of emotion. Elephants are capable of sadness, joy, love, jealousy, fury, grief, compassion, distress and rage.