The “Greatest Show On Earth” Is Back And I’m A ‘Ringling Bros Insider’ So I’ve Got All The Deets

by Shaye Wyllie
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Y’all … I’m not sure if you’ve heard, but the Ringling Bros circus is back in town, and for the first time EVER — I’m a “Ringling Bros Insider”. This means not only will I have all the deets on how you and your family can purchase tickets for their upcoming shows right here in NYC. I’ll also be hosting a giveaway for one family to win 4 tickets to attend (at the end Jan 2024), and I’ll be reviewing the show myself (Feb 2024) to let you know if it’s really “The Greatest Show On Earth” like they say!

But if you’re looking to get the “special” treatment, like moi … before we go any further, you can sign up today to become a “Ringling Insider Preferred Guest” at Ringling.com!

Don’t tell them I told you this, but the presale code is ROCKET. If you use that code, you’ll get early access to purchase tickets BEFORE they go on sale next week to the general public on 11/7.

And listen — if you can’t grab tickets before the general public sale, no biggy!

I’m one of those ‘buy tickets a few days in advance because I never know what my schedule is gonna be like’ folks anyway, so I get it.

Plus, I know some of you wait for me to review things and give you the tea before grabbing your tickets!

So I totally understand.

Just don’t wait too long, because I won’t be going until next year and the show promises to be “packed with explosive excitement”.

Wanna a quick sneak peek of what you’re in for? Watch the video below.

Here’s Everything You Need To Know About “The Greatest Show On Earth”

Lauren Irving, Alex Stickels, and Jan Damm will join forces with Aria, Stix, and Nick Nack who serve as the soul, rhythm, and funny bone of the show, guiding audiences through an interactive and immersive experience. The music-filled journey is bursting with catchy rhythms, beats, songs, and laughter that will have audiences clapping, tapping, singing, and laughing along.

Aria, Stix, and Nick Nack will serve as ‘show guides’, and they’ll encounter never-before-seen stunts, acrobatic displays, and comedic acts along the way. This show has a huge globally diverse cast, including 75 performers from 18 different countries including Argentina, Canada, Cuba, Ethiopia, Italy, Mongolia, Spain, Ukraine, and the boring ol’ USA.

Plus, it’s great for “children of all ages”. So they say.

“The Greatest Show On Earth” Circus Acts will include …

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Never-Before-Seen Stunts

Reimagining an American Icon means reimagining traditional acts and adding an extra layer of awe and wonder. The Triangular Highwire, led by The Lopez Family, sixth-generation circus artists hailing from Mexico and Chile, takes the show to new heights with a never-before-attempted take on the classic highwire. By re-engineering a circus favorite, three 25-foot-tall wires are connected in a triangular formation with performers who triple the excitement by jumping over their partner’s shoulders, riding bikes on the thin wire with performers on top in a handstand, and more incredible human feats. The Double Wheel of Destiny is even more extreme with four acrobatic daredevils performing challenging back-and-forth leaps and somersaults atop two simultaneously spinning apparatuses suspended 30 feet above the ground and moving at incredibly high speeds.

Hilarious Comedic Performances

Delivering humor in a new, laugh-out-loud, unexpected way are Nick Nack and the Equivokee trio. Nick Nack, one of the show guides, alongside the trio from Ukraine, introduces a modern take on clowning that leaves the makeup behind and focuses on delivering fun for Children of All Ages through a comedic blend of Rola Bola, juggling, acrobatics, dancing, and much more silliness.

The Ultimate Playground

The 360-degree modular performance area is the ultimate playground with colorful elements that evoke a toy box activated by the incredible athletics of the performers. It then transforms into the ultimate skatepark as bikes soar through the air during a high-adrenaline extreme sports act. Featuring a group of BMX riders, a trial bike, and an extreme unicycle, these riders perform stunts on a unique trampoline box constructed in the center of a take-off and landing ramp, the only one of its kind. Double-sided ramps allow the extreme athletes to mirror each other with epic side-by-side bike stunts that include high-flying flips.

Criss-Cross Trapeze

Nine trapeze artists will ascend to the Criss-Cross Trapeze – the ultimate swing set consisting of four pedestals for this multi-directional act. The Flying Caceres will soar front-to-back, side-to-side, and diagonally with flyers and catchers in an action-packed, near-miss style act where seconds and inches determine the outcome of each high-flying skill. This incredible feat of timing will lead to an in-act transformation, as two platforms disappear, allowing for more daring tricks and higher rotations, including a double-layout rotation from bar to bar, seen for the first time in The Greatest Show On Earth.

Aerial & Acrobatic Spectacle

Every seat at The Greatest Show On Earth will have an impressive view as fans witness a combination of solo and group aerialists that shine brightly in the air simultaneously performing aerial straps and hoops. Jumping, diving, and tumbling across the show floor, skilled acrobats will leave audiences in awe with acts ranging from Teeterboard, Hand-to-Hand Balancing, Hoop Diving, Foot Juggling, and more impressive feats. Closing the show with a bang is the Ringling Rocket, featuring Skyler Miser launching across the arena to an incredible, inconceivable distance at 65 mph.

Record-Breaking Heights

Wheeling at spectacular heights will be Wesley Williams, the One Wheel Wonder, a Guinness World Record-setting performer who will be taking on a daring new challenge as he attempts to set a new world record. Wesley will ride ten different unicycles throughout the show, including one with six stacked wheels, an accordion-style unicycle that grows taller with each pedal rotation, and the tallest at an astonishing height of over 34 feet!

Dynamic Musical Performances

Audiences will dance along to the beat of original music, pop cover tunes, and live rock-inspired drumming in The Greatest Show On Earth. Argendance, an energetic, bombastic dance troupe from Argentina, presents a fiery fusion of Boleadoras and Malambo that create dynamic moments alongside show guide Stix, the rhythm of the show. The Melody Mixer, a unique and interactive moment will feature audience-created musical content incorporated into the show, surprising fans.

Here’s where “The Greatest Show On Earth” will take place (near NYC) …

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B R O O K L Y N

WHEN: 

Thursday, February 22

Friday, February 23 

Saturday, February 24   

Sunday, February 25    

7:00 PM

2:00 PM & 6:00 PM

11:00 AM, 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM  

11:00 AM & 3:00 PM       

WHERE: 

620 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217

     


N E W A R K

WHEN: 

Thursday, February 29 

Friday, March 1    

Saturday, March 2  

Sunday, March 3   

7:00 PM

7:00 PM

11:00 AM, 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM  

12:00 PM & 4:00 PM        

WHERE: 

25 Lafayette St, Newark, NJ 07102

     


B E L M O N T  P A R K

WHEN: 

Friday, March 8   

Saturday, March 9  

Sunday, March 10    

7:00 PM

11:00 AM, 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM  

11:00 AM, 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM   

WHERE: 

2400 Hempstead Turnpike, Belmont Park, NY 11003

     

Ready to grab tickets today?

Well, family-friendly ticket pricing is available right this minute! Tickets can be purchased online at Ticketmaster.com or in person at the venue box office. Click on the locations above, to grab tickets in a city near you! *Ticket pricing is subject to change based on market demand. 

Not in NYC? Don’t worry! Sign up here, to find out when the Ringling Bros circus will be in your city!

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