I had the amazing opportunity to take my family and my parents to the Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus XTREME last night! It was one of the best shows we have seen in a long time. My kids loved all of the different kinds of animals, the amazing acts like the tightrope walkers and skydivers, and the fun entertainment from the clowns. The show is in town for two more days so be sure to get out and see it! It is at Energy Solutions Arena, and you can get more information on the shows and times here. I am going to share some of our favorite parts in pictures because they are way better than anything I could describe!
Just a note: He is holding the bar, weights and the four girls up with his TEETH!!! WHOA!
I hope you have enjoyed the visual journey – but it is nothing compared to the real thing. It was such a fun experience for my kids. When you go, be sure to go really early (like 45 min + to enjoy the preshow stuff and get a sneak peak at the animals as well as watch an elephant paint a picture and get a chance to win it! There is something for everyone at this amazing Circus! Be sure to check it out.
Guided by Ringmaster David Shipman, Circus XTREME pushes the limits of excitement to features artists who redefine the word extreme in everything they do, magnifying beloved traditional elements of the circus and combining them with never-before-seen contemporary spectacles, original fast-paced performances and incredibly hilarious moments. Featuring an international assembly of over 100 performers spanning 13 countries around the world, the Ringling Bros.145thEdition is highlighted by several unique acts including:
- Xtreme Sports display featuring BMX freestyle riders, energetic parkour performers, trampoline acrobats and slack line gymnastics tricks
- Caravan of Camels – the only act of it’s kind in the world featuring 6 twin-humped Bactrian camels
- Bungee Skydivers aerial acro-ballet
- World’s youngest human cannonball Gemma “The Jet” Kirby has been shot from the cannon nearly 500 times
- Mongolian Marvels strongmen create a human pyramid with a combined weight of over 880 pounds
Additional circus elements highlighted in the show including Bengal tiger presenter Taba; daredevil whirling Pendulum of Steel performance; edge-of-your-seat high wire stunts, hilarious poodle tricks; of course no show would be complete without the Ringling Bros. Clown Alley and treasured performing pachyderms!
We received media tickets in order to do this review and help promote the event. This did not affect our opinions and they are 100% our own.