Sunday, March 20, 2011

ROBIN'S SHOW RECOMMENDATION -- Ringling Bros.and Barnum and Bailey: Fully Charged

Don’t miss Fully Charged, the all-new surge of circus entertainment from Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey® where megawatts of thrills explode off of the arena floor with breathtaking dare-devilry, superhuman stunts and never-before-seen performances that energize Children Of All Ages!   Today, March 20th, is the last date in NY at the Nassau Coleseum, but the show is touring nationally, so you can check out to see if it's coming to your town. Both you, and your kids, will enjoy.

We had the opportunity to see it last night with friends, and everyone had a blast.  In fact, it's been years since my friends had gone to the circus, and they were so glad they joined us because they loved it and want to go again.

The most electrifying edition ever of Ringling Bros.® celebrates ‘performance power’ that boosts circus-goers’ excitement. The amazing acts, which can only be seen at The Greatest Show On Earth®, include Tabayara, a dynamic animal trainer whose rare ability to communicate with animals allows him to ride rearing stallions at a fully-charged gallop and orchestrate majestic four-ton Asian elephants in a symphony of dance. When he stands inside a cage, eye to eye with 12 ferocious tigers, Tabayara sees family where others see danger.  The animals were gorgeous!

You will feel the earth shake when the strongman duo of Dmitry and Ruslan, who are as wide as they are tall, enter the arena. The brawny twosome give the word ‘manpower’ a whole new meaning as they lift large, cumbersome telephone poles, which weigh up to half a ton, and twirl them above their heads while acrobats balance atop.  The acrobats were a sight to see!

The fearless Fernandez Brothers dial up the thrills as they perform daring feats of athleticism on the Twin Turbines of Steel, including extreme jumps and twists inside the moving wheels! Audiences will crackle with excitement as they watch Guillermo perform a 360-degree, flying-forward somersault, three stories in the air, a feat so difficult it has only been attempted by one other person in the 141-year history of Ringling Bros. The Human Fuse, Brian Miser, sets the arena sky ablaze as he rockets through the air from his self-made human crossbow. Don’t blink as he flashes across the sky in less than a second, and travels 80 feet at 65 miles per hour.  This was my son's favorite feat!

Ever wonder how many clowns it takes to change a light bulb? The hilarious hoopla continues to flow as the clowns from the world-famous Ringling Bros.® Clown Alley, charge up the audiences’ funny bones with silly antics and clownish comedy.

Tickets are available at, all arena box offices, Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at 800-745-3000 or All seats are reserved.. For more info about Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey, visit

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Blogger Bylagoon said...

For decades I thought the circus was a great family event that was until 2009 when I saw photo after photo showing a Ringling Bros. baby elephant training sessions at their Center for Elephant Conservation facility. No one knew that these baby animals were being trained using abusive and cruel training methods, when you use a bullhook (resembles a fireplace poker), ropes and an electric prod to shock a force these animals to learn circus tricks you realize what a horrible and inhumane life these animals have lead to entertain the audiences. A search on the Internet and you can see these photos, the more I researched this animal abuse for entertainment the worse it got.
If your family loves elephants and other circus animals, the circus is the last place you should go, you won’t see any happy animals there, they’ve only know a life time of abuse.

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