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Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus


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Thursday March 25 thru Sunday April 4 2010

Madison Square Garden | 7th Avenue between 32nd & 33rd Streets

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Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus It was way back in 1872 that Phineas T Barnum first used the phrase "the greatest show on earth" to describe his entertainment enterprise playing in the New York Hippodrome, soon to be known as the original Madison Square Garden. P T Barnum already had a long history as a New York City showman, starting with his American Museum -- mostly of nature's oddities and curiosities -- across from City Hall. The history continued when, after an 1881 merger, Barnum & Bailey's Circus continued performances at the old Garden. Then, on March 29, 1919, the first performance of the newly combined Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus® was held in New York City's second Madison Square Garden, on the same site of the first. All told, the ringmaster's cry of "Ladies and gentlemen, children of all ages," introduced expectant chills of excitement in four Madison Square Gardens, from Madison Square to 8th Avenue and 50th Street to today's location above Penn Station

Ladies and gentlemen, children of all ages still resounds in the new Garden as Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey® presents Barnum's FUNundrum. The folks at Ringling call it "a celebration of P T Barnum so big, it is an event 200 years in the making!"

Hosted by Ringmaster Jonathan Lee Iverson, the show features three rings-full of stars. You really can't be sure what animals ex-pro rodeo guy Andre McClain is going to show up besides his horse, but you know they'll be exciting. Daniel Raffo usually brings 10 Siberian, Sumutran and Bengal tigers along and fascinates audiences as he puts them through their paces

What would a circus be without such daredevil favorites such as the Globe of Steel? Watch in awe as the Torres Family reach speeds of up to 65 miles per hour inside that very cramped space. If you like high-wire acts you'll be thrilled as you watch the members of the Makarov Troupe near the roof of the Garden. Father Sergey, along with daughters Karina and Elina, and sons-in-law Sergey and Mikhail dazzle with their tricks while actually keeping their balance. Afterwards Karina and Elina further push the limits on a lyra (the oval or trapeze shaped equipment dangling from a line. Don't try this at home!

We all know about the "daring young men on the flying trapeze." What happens when the trapeze turns into a double decker version? Find out when The Flying Caceres take to the air high overhead. We've talked about motorcycles, high-wire and lyra acts. What say we put them all together. Impossible? Tell that to Alex Petrov as he rides a bike across a wire with Gleice de Souza Gillet suspended beneath. Can you say "Breathtaking"?

Elephants? Check. Clowns? Check

And more...

Ninety minutes before the show you can go behind the scenes for the Animal Open House to get up close and personal with your favorite circus beasts. Be sure to bring your camera along. Oh, and it's free

And more...

Just how up-close and personal can you get with the circus stars? Find out by starting your circus adventure early by arriving one hour before performance to take part in Ringling's All-Access Pre-Show. You don't watch from your seat -- you're on the circus floor -- with the show's famous elephants, clowns and other performers. And the great thing is that it's at no extra charge -- it's already included in the price of the ticket!

Schedule

Thursday  March 25  7:30PEvening performance

Friday  March 26  10:30AMatinee performance  7:30PEvening performance

Saturday  March 27  11:00AMatinee performance  3:15PMatinee performance  7:30PEvening performance

Sunday  March 28  11:00AMatinee performance  3:15PMatinee performance  7:30PEvening performance

Monday  March 29  11:00AMatinee performance  3:15PMatinee performance  7:30PEvening performance

Wednesday  March 31  11:00AMatinee performance  3:15PMatinee performance  7:30PEvening performance

Friday  April 2  11:00AMatinee performance  3:15PMatinee performance  7:30PEvening performance

Saturday  April 3  11:00AMatinee performance  3:15PMatinee performance  7:30PEvening performance

Sunday  April 4  11:00AMatinee performance  3:15PMatinee performance  7:30PEvening performance


 

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