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RINGLING BROS. AND BARNUM & BAILEY® PRESENTS XTREME — The Greatest Show On Earth

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents Circus XTREME

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents Circus XTREME - It’s time for your family to be amazed by all the X-TRAORDINARY things you know and love about America’s favorite live family entertainment experience. Be astonished by UN-XPECTED circus spectacles you’ve never seen before and that can’t be seen anywhere else but at The Greatest Show On Earth® . Get ready for an X-HILARATING adventure with X-TRAORDINARY circus artists and magnificent X-OTIC animals! It’s time to awaken the spirit of Children Of All Ages and stir the imagination of your family! Ringling Bros.® Presents Circus XTREME. It’s time to have XTREME fun with your family! Get your tickets today!

Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Presents XTREME !

In their latest show, XTREME , 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!

XTREME continues its tour of the to the midwest with a huge stop in Chicago at two locations on November 5-29. If you’re living in or around Chicago, IL, you simply mustgo to the circus.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents Circus XTREME

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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 David Shipman and the stars of the show, take photos on the Ringmaster’s float and have an up-close elephant encounter.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents Circus XTREME Chicago

The All Access Pre-Show

Be sure to arrive early to experience several exciting interactive elements before the show starts included with the ticket price. 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!

The All Access Pre-Show is your chance to feel what it's like to be part of The Greatest Show On Earth ®! You and your family are specially invited to an amazing circus experience and  FREE ADMISSION comes with your ticket! Step Right Up and be part of the All Access Pre-Show where Children Of All Ages are invited down to the show floor to try on costumes, learn circus skills, meet the performers and get their picture taken with the clowns! Then, enter for a chance to win an original pachyderm painting, which is painted right in front of you by one of the world famous Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey ® elephants! All this and more when you arrive an hour early, and remember, FREE ADMISSION with your ticket!

Show Information
Allstate Arena Rosemont, IL
Thursday, November 5 - Sunday, November 15

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

**All shows include the All Access Pre-Show

Prices range from $20, $25, $40, $65 (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 29

  • Thu, Nov 19 7:00PM
  • Fri, Nov 20 10:30AM ,  7:00PM
  • Sat, Nov 21 11:30AM ,  3:30PM ,  7:30PM
  • Sun, Nov 22 1:00PM ,  5:00PM
  • Tue, Nov 24 2:00PM ,  7:00PM
  • Wed, Nov 25 2:00PM ,  7:00PM
  • Fri, Nov 27 11:30AM ,  3:30PM ,  7:30PM
  • Sat, Nov 28 11:30AM ,  3:30PM ,  7:30PM
  • Sun, Nov 29 1:00PM ,  5:00PM

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

Prices range from $20, $25, $40, $65 (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.

BEHIND THE SCENES OF XTREME

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.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents Circus XTREME

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.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents Circus XTREME

THE ANIMALS

The 85 animals on tour with XTREME include:
Asian elephants (9)
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 XTREME 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 XTREME 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

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Photos via Feld Entertainment

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.