Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Coming to Worcester
Saturday, September 29, 2012
The event is family friendly and a great way to escape from the all-too digitalized world with live excitement and energy, according to producer Nicole Feld.
"We are in the digital era where getting fully charged usually means powering up the phone, computer, or gaming device," Feld said. "People become so immersed in these devices, however, there is nothing like the charge you feel with a trip to The Greatest Show On Earth. It brings families and friends together for a memorable experience that sparks conversations and allows them to re-connect."
One of the talented newcomers who promises to energize audiences throughout the show is ringmaster Brian Crawford Scott. The Ringling Bros. 36th ringmaster and leader of "Fully Charged" will introduce the acts from around the world and guide spectators on their circus journey by singing original songs.
Scott was noted for his stunning voice and engaging personality when discovered by producers Nicole and Alana Feld after a national talent search, but he knows he is just one among many in a cast of world-class talents.
"I’m just amazed at the immense amount of talent I see around me,” Scott said. “These people are the best at what they do. It’s very inspiring to work with them. I am in awe of the animal performers too."
Some of the more extraordinary performers include Tabayara, the world-renowned animal trainer whose rare ability to communicate with animals allows him to ride rearing stallions at a full gallop, orchestrate majestic four-ton Asian elephants in a symphony of dance, and stand in a cage with 12 tigers whom he is able to make perform at his every whim. Also, the Mongolian strongman duo of Titanic Tulga and Mighty Meetal will lift half-ton telephone poles and twirl them above their heads while acrobats balance atop. Finally, the human fuse Brian Miser, who will be set on fire, then propelled one hundred feet from a human crossbow.
In addition, more uniquely Ringling Bros. performances will include the Tian Yi Cheng Troupe from Henan, China who will perform jumps, leaps, and flips on state of the art bounce stilts culminating in a luminescent display of slam-dunk basketball; and the Danguir Family who will perform a three-story high shoulder to shoulder leap on a high-voltage high-wire.
Of course, these are just a few of the examples of heart-pounding entertainment that will be featured in the arena next week.
Ringling Bros. is also offering a real way to connect with the performers at the All Access Power Up Pre-show Party which begins one hour before show time and is free to ticket holders. Audience members get to meet performers, take pictures with them, try on circus costumes, learn circus skills and have the chance to win a painting created by Asia, a true pachyderm Picasso.
The shows next Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday will begin at 7 pm. There will be shows on Saturday, October 6, beginning at 11 am, 3 pm, and 7 respectively, with 3 pm shows Sunday and Monday to conclude. Ticket prices vary based on seating. For more information, click here.
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