THE PERFORMERS, CAST, and STAFF
This international cast and crew includes individuals from roughly 20-25 different countries:
United States of America, Paraguay, Italy, Poland, Brazil, Japan, Mongolia, Hungary, Ukraine, Russia, Argentina, Cuba, France, Venezuela, Mexico, Uzbekistan, Peru, Ecuador, Kyrgyz Republic, Morocco, Kazakhstan, Bulgaria, Great Britain, and China.
It takes about 16 hours to set up the entire show for the first performance in each city and about 10 hours to tear down the show and load the circus train for each trip.
The 85 animals on tour with Legends include:
Asian elephants (9); Names: Karen, Nichole, Bonnie, Juliette, Sara, Kelly Ann, Rudy, Sundara and April.
Tigers (9); Black/Orange
African Lion (6)
African Leopard (1)
Plus (21) dogs, (4) pigs, (8) goats, (2) donkeys, (3) llamas, and (2) kangaroos
All animals are groomed and exercised daily, either in the arena or in practice areas set up in the animal enclosures.
More than 100 costume technicians, milliners, cutters, drapers, tailors, finishers, and assistants spent a total of 48,000 hours to create and build all the costumes for the Legends production. This does not include the many hours dedicated to the design process for each costume.
There are over 550 costumes in the production, with more than 100 hats & nearly 1,000 shoes.
The Ringling Bros. production Legends tours with a live band of 9 musicians, who may collectively play an amazing 20 different instruments throughout the show. Their collective experience in the live music business is over 200 years.
There are 200 uniquely different pieces of music used in the show, which are custom composed by award willing Hollywood and Broadway composers for this production, and include more than 30 different musical styles.
Nearly 100,000 pounds of equipment hang from 100 electric chain hoists
Additional 10-12 spotlight operators are hired locally in each city. They rehearse lighting the show one time before the audience sees it.
8 confetti Canons are use in the finale number of each performance Legends. Over a one year tour, more than 2000 pounds (one ton) of confetti will be used.
**GIVEAWAY COMING SOON
Disclosure: Thanks to Feld Entertainment who provided the tickets for the giveaway, as well as a set for us to review the show in our role as Feld Family Activators. I was not compensated in any manner. All opinions are that of my own.