Ringling Bros

The Legendary Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Reimagined The Greatest Show On Earth Coming to Orlando

The American Icon has launched a spectacular nationwide tour that brings comedy, thrills and artistry to Children of All Ages ©

Feld Entertainment®, a family-owned company, and worldwide leader in live entertainment experiences, is excited to welcome Children of All Ages © to the highly anticipated North American tour of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® The Greatest Show On Earth®. The immersive, live, family entertainment experience is unlike anything audiences have ever seen, filled with incredible feats that push the limits of human potential.

The reimagined American Icon will captivate families through a 360-degree experience that brings fans into the action and the music, creating real connections between audiences and performers. Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® The Greatest Show On Earth® is coming to Orlando with seven performances at Kia Center from January 12-15, 2024.

Packed with explosive excitement, The Greatest Show On Earth begins and ends with a bang! Lauren Irving, Alex Stickels, and Jan Damm join forces as Aria, Stix, and Nick Nack who serve as the soul, rhythm, and funny bone of the show, guiding audiences through an interactive and immersive experience.

The music-filled journey is bursting with catchy rhythms, beats, songs, and laughter that will have audiences clapping, tapping, singing, and laughing along. As Aria, Stix, and Nick Nack serve as show guides, they encounter never-before-seen stunts, acrobatic displays, and comedic acts along the way.

A globally diverse cast that includes 75 performers hailing from 18 countries including Argentina, Canada, Cuba, Ethiopia, Italy, Mongolia, Spain, Ukraine, and the United States will inspire audiences through a variety of unbelievable circus acts, including:

Never-Before-Seen Stunts
Reimagining an American Icon means reimagining traditional acts and adding an extra layer
of awe and wonder. The Triangular Highwire, led by The Lopez Family, sixth-generation
circus artists hailing from Mexico and Chile, takes the show to new heights with a never-
before-attempted take on the classic highwire.

By re-engineering a circus favorite, three 25-foot-tall wires are connected in a triangular formation with performers who triple the excitement by jumping over their partner’s shoulders, riding bikes on the thin wire with performers on top in a handstand, and more incredible human feats. The Double Wheel of Destiny is even more extreme with four acrobatic daredevils performing challenging back-and-forth leaps and somersaults atop two simultaneously spinning apparatuses suspended 30 feet above the ground and moving at incredibly high speeds.

Hilarious Comedic Performances
Delivering humor in a new, laugh-out-loud, unexpected way are Nick Nack and the Equivokee trio. Nick Nack, one of the show guides, alongside the trio from Ukraine, introduces a modern take on clowning that leaves the makeup behind and focuses on delivering fun for Children of All Ages through a comedic blend of Rola Bola, juggling, acrobatics, dancing, and much more silliness.

The Ultimate Playground
The 360-degree modular performance area is the ultimate playground with colorful elements
that evoke a toy box activated by the incredible athletics of the performers. It then transforms
into the ultimate skatepark as bikes soar through the air during a high-adrenaline extreme
sports act.

Featuring a group of BMX riders, a trial bike, and an extreme unicycle, these
riders perform stunts on a unique trampoline box constructed in the center of a take-off and
landing ramp, the only one of its kind. Double-sided ramps allow the extreme athletes to
mirror each other with epic side-by-side bike stunts that include high-flying flips.

Criss-Cross Trapeze
Nine trapeze artists will ascend to the Criss-Cross Trapeze – the ultimate swing set
consisting of four pedestals for this multi-directional act. The Flying Caceres will soar front-
to-back, side-to-side, and diagonally with flyers and catchers in an action-packed, near-miss
style act where seconds and inches determine the outcome of each high-flying skill.

incredible feat of timing will lead to an in-act transformation, as two platforms disappear,
allowing for more daring tricks and higher rotations, including a double-layout rotation from
bar to bar, seen for the first time in The Greatest Show On Earth.

Aerial & Acrobatic Spectacle
Every seat at The Greatest Show On Earth will have an impressive view as fans witness a
combination of solo and group aerialists that shine brightly in the air simultaneously
performing aerial straps and hoops. Jumping, diving, and tumbling across the show floor,
skilled acrobats will leave audiences in awe with acts ranging from Teeterboard, Hand-to-
Hand Balancing, Hoop Diving, Foot Juggling, and more impressive feats.

Closing the show with a bang is the Ringling Rocket, featuring Skyler Miser launching across the arena to an incredible, inconceivable distance at 65 mph.

Record-Breaking Heights
Wheeling at spectacular heights will be Wesley Williams, the One Wheel Wonder, a
Guinness World Record-setting performer who will be taking on a daring new challenge as
he attempts to set a new world record.

Wesley will ride ten different unicycles throughout the show, including one with six stacked wheels, an accordion-style unicycle that grows taller with each pedal rotation, and the tallest at an astonishing height of over 34 feet!

Dynamic Musical Performances
Audiences will dance along to the beat of original music, pop cover tunes, and live rock-
inspired drumming in The Greatest Show On Earth. Argendance, an energetic, bombastic
dance troupe from Argentina, presents a fiery fusion of Boleadoras and Malambo that create
dynamic moments alongside show guide Stix, the rhythm of the show.

The Melody Mixer, a unique and interactive moment will feature audience-created musical content incorporated into the show, surprising fans.

Family friendly ticket pricing available – tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster or in person at the venue box office.

Check out our experience at a sneak peak of the show!

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Melanie Anderson