RINGLING BROS. AND BARNUM & BAILEY® PRESENTS LEGENDS

RINGLING BROS. AND BARNUM & BAILEY® PRESENTS LEGENDS
Iconic Ringling Bros.® Stars Meet Fabled Mythological Creatures At The Place Where Legends Live — The Greatest Show On Earth

Ringling Bros Circus Legends

Behold the living legends! Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® brings the unbelievable to Children Of All Ages in an all-new show - - Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Presents LEGENDS. Experience unimaginable family fun, as amazing performers from around the globe perform awe-inspiring feats of daring, spectacles of strength and thrills of wonder to summon the mythical and mysterious creatures of the past: a Unicorn, a Pegasus and a Woolly Mammoth! Join us for an unforgettable family night of legendary proportions!

Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Presents LEGENDS!

In their latest show, Legends, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey brings the unbelievable to excited audiences. Experience unimaginable family fun, as amazing performers from around the globe perform awe-inspiring feats of daring, spectacles of strength and thrills of wonder to summon the mythical and mysterious creatures of the past: a Unicorn, a Pegasus and a Woolly Mammoth!

Legends continues its tour of the to the midwest with a huge stop in Chicago at two locations on November 6-30. If you’re living in or around Chicago, IL, you simply must  go to the circus.

Debuting this year for the ultimate circus fan, check out the exclusive and intimate fan experience within the Ringmaster Zone. Access to this VIP area is only available to select ticket holders and offers guests an unprecedented look “behind the curtain” of The Greatest Show On Earth. Fans have the opportunity to walk the Ringling Red Carpet, meet Ringmaster Johnathan Lee Iverson and the stars of the show, step inside the Globe of Steel, take photos on the Ringmaster’s float and have an up-close elephant encounter.

Be sure to arrive early to experience several exciting interactive elements before the show starts included with the ticket price – visit the Animal Open House (in Ontario & Anaheim only) to get up-close with our amazing animal stars and the All Access Pre-Show where families can step onto the arena floor to meet our performers, learn circus skills, try on costumes and much more!

Show Information
Allstate Arena Rosemont, IL
Thursday, November 6 - Sunday, November 16

  • Thu, Nov 6 7:00PM
  • Fri, Nov 7 10:30AM ,  7:00PM
  • Sat, Nov 8 11:30AM ,  3:30PM ,  7:30PM
  • Sun, Nov 9 1:00PM ,  5:00PM
  • Wed, Nov 12 7:00PM
  • Thu, Nov 13 7:00PM
  • Fri, Nov 14 7:00PM
  • Sat, Nov 15 11:30AM ,  3:30PM ,  7:30PM
  • Sun, Nov 16 1:00PM ,  5:00PM

**All shows include the All Access Pre-Show

Prices range from $10, $15, $23, $40–$50-$60 (VIP). Opening Night tickets are only $15 each (not valid for VIP or premium seating). Tickets available for purchase online at ticketmaster (DOT) com,  or in-person at the venue Box Office.

Chicago - United Center
Wednesday, November 19 - Sunday, November 30

  • Wed, Nov 19 7:00PM
  • Thu, Nov 20 10:30AM ,  7:00PM
  • Fri, Nov 21 10:30AM ,  7:00PM
  • Sat, Nov 22 11:30AM ,  3:30PM ,  7:30PM
  • Sun, Nov 23 1:00PM ,  5:00PM
  • Tue, Nov 25 2:00PM ,  7:00PM
  • Wed, Nov 26 2:00PM ,  7:00PM
  • Fri, Nov 28 11:30AM ,  3:30PM ,  7:30PM
  • Sat, Nov 29 11:30AM ,  3:30PM ,  7:30PM
  • Sun, Nov 30 1:00PM ,  5:00PM

**All shows include Animal Open House and All Access Pre-Show

Prices range from $10, $15, $23, $40–$50-$60 (VIP). Opening Night tickets are only $15 each (not valid for VIP or premium seating). Tickets available for purchase online at ticketmaster (DOT) com,  or in-person at the venue Box Office.

Ringling Bros Circus Legends

BEHIND THE SCENES OF LEGENDS

Ringling Bros Circus Legends

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 ANIMALS

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)
Horses (20)
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.

COSTUMES

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.

MUSIC/LIVE BAND

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.

LIGHTS/ELECTRIC/EFFECTS

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.