This summer, the all-new circus spectacular, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Built To Amaze! will tour throughout the Southland. The show will be at the Staples Center Los Angeles July 10–16, Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario July 19–23, and Honda Center in Anaheim July 26–Aug. 4.
The show is led by Ringmaster Andre McClain, accompanied by his horse Comanche, with more than 110 artists and athletes representing 17 countries along with 95 exotic and domestic animals. Nine-time international award-winning comedic animal presenting duo Alex and Irina Emelin of Russia will introduce their own brand of magic and humor with their trained animals, including poodles, ferrets, rabbits, snakes and more.
“Ringling Bros. Presents Built To Amaze! takes a child’s curiosity of how things all around us work by showcasing the very best performers from around the world, both human and animal,” says Nicole Feld, producer.
In addition, the show features high-wire acrobats, daredevil stunts on The Steel Vortex, the youngest female Human Cannonball, hand-balancing duos, and Clown Alley.
Built To Amaze! features Clown Alley newcomer Genevieve Flati who auditioned at the Honda Center and was selected to join the nationwide tour. “I always knew I wanted to be a performer when I grew up, but most important, a performer that made people laugh,” she says.
And, of course, no Ringling Bros. circus experience would be complete without the four-legged star performers including the majestic Bengal tigers presented by “Taba” and an Asian elephant dance party.
Guests are encouraged to arrive early at the Honda Center for several interactive elements before the show starts. Opening 90 minutes prior to each performance, all ticket holders are invited to tour the Animal Open House to get up-close with the animals. Then, one hour before show time, families can step onto the arena floor to meet circus performers and animals at the interactive All Access Pre-Show, with free admission to all ticket holders. Tickets start at $12. For more information, visit ringling.com .
Source: Ringling Bros.