Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus XTREME!

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus XTREME!

I haven’t been to the circus since I was very young, so I was excited for our whole family to go.  Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey has been around for well over 100 years, and I can barely remember the circus from over 30 years ago!

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We had a chance to check out things backstage before seeing the circus, and we are amazed at how much goes into putting together a performance.  There are so many performers, props, costumes, and more that have to be coordinated, from transporting everything, down to getting all the laundry done!

My kids thought this contraption was pretty cool, and it is incredible if you think that this has been to performances in  hundreds of cities!

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus XTREME!

Before the circus there is also a pre-show, so we got to check out some of the performers up close right in the ring, which was a great experience.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus XTREME!

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus XTREME!

We even had the chance to interact with the performers on stage.  My kids loved meeting clowns, trying on costumes, and even tried out a kid-sized high wire with some help from the circus crew!

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus XTREME!

The circus started off with a high energy introduction, and kept that energy through to the end.  The performances were seamless, with things being set up and taken down as another act was taking place, so there was never an idle moment or wait time for the next performance.  My kids stayed interested the whole time because there was always something to see.

In fact, sometimes there was so much going on at once in the ring, I didn’t know where to look!

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus XTREME!

There is an incredible variety of performances in Circus Xtreme, from acrobatics to bikes, high wire to juggling, and so much more.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus XTREME!

Some of the stunts were pretty suspenseful, like the high wire act and the spinning wheel.  There were lots of heart-stopping moments as the performers did some gravity-defying stunts.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus XTREME!

My kids were so excited to see the performing dogs come out on stage!  The dogs were so cute and did lots of great tricks, and they looked like they were having a lot of fun!

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus XTREME!

Ringing Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus Xtreme was an impressive night!  The show is something the whole family can enjoy!

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By | 2016-12-19T15:49:52+00:00 October 7th, 2016|Entertainment, Travel|1 Comment

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  1. ellen beck August 24, 2017 at 6:38 pm - Reply

    I think they are shutting most of the circus down now.. its a pity , but true.I remember seeing Ringling they have come to our town many times. It was the entire show that wss good.

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