The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus brings its Legends tour to the Magic City this weekend from January 27–31.
The In an all-new edition, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey unites iconic circus stars with living mythological creatures in a celebration of the Legends that have captured imaginations for centuries. Ringmaster Johnathan Lee Iverson guides Paulo the Legend Seeker on his quest to discover real, living legends from around the world and presents Paulo’s fantastic discoveries to circus fans everywhere.
“Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey is where legends live, and we constantly ask our audiences to believe in the unbelievable. For this edition we’ve combined a number of mythical themes and stories into a lavish production of sight and sound unlike any show we have ever created,” says producer Nicole Feld.
Mythology meets reality as Paulo encounters the wondrous pegasus and the amazing unicorn, as well as circus legends such as big cat presenter Alexander Lacey; the Riders of the Wind Cossack horseback riders; and motorcycle daredevils, the Torres Family. They all come together along with a cast spanning 20 countries in a spectacular production.
Experience magnificent Asian elephants, a 20-acrobat troupe perched atop only a pair of bicycles, and a never-before-seen double-wide, high-flying trapeze act—truly legendary acts for the ages.
“A legend is something so magical and larger than life that once you see it, you never forget it. The talent in this show is unprecedented and embodies the name LEGENDS,” says producer Alana Feld. “My sister and I were speechless when we saw these acts the first time. We searched the world for the best of the best and put them together in an unforgettable show.”
Free to all ticketholders, the all-access pre-show allows circus fans to learn juggling and balancing skills, meet the performers of The Greatest Show On Earth, get autographs, take photos and enter to win a one-of-a-kind Pachyderm Painting.
Ticketholders can purchase an upgrade and go backstage with a VIP Behind the Scenes Tour of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey. The backstage experience includes an insider look at props and wardrobe, an up-close-and-personal encounter with the animals and a chance to meet stars from the show. Fans will also have an opportunity to take pictures and learn educational fun facts. To take advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime experience, just log on to ringlingbros.expapp.com from your iPhone or Android smartphone and provide your name, e-mail and phone number to become a VIP circus insider.
To purchase tickets for this weekend’s show online, visit Ticketmaster. Save 25% on tickets with the code TOYS for this event.