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With rehersals complete, the iconic Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is back!

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is set for a spectacular return, and after a break of over five years, the greatest show on earth is heading back on the road.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus

Back in March we brought you the exciting news that Florida based Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey is making a comeback after 5 years.

The famous animals of the circus are now gone, confined to a bookmark in history, with the reimagined Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey inviting families to a spectacle of superhuman feats, pushing the limits of possibility, while thrilling families and fans of all generations.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey is owned by Feld Entertainment, a worldwide production company headquartered in Palmetto, Florida. Feld produce and present live touring family entertainment experiences throughout their world, including Monster Jam, Monster Energy Supercross, Disney On Ice, Marvel Universe LIVE!, and Jurassic World LiveTour.

Across the brand portfolio, the numbers are impressive, with Feld Entertainment having entertained millions of families in more than 75 countries and on six continents.

The iconic Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus begins rehearsals for Comeback Tour

The reimagined Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey is returning for the first time since the circus ended with a farewell tour in 2017 that sold out venues across the country, and although it was billed at the time as the end of the line for the circus, many fans held onto the hope that the show would make a return in the future.

Now as The Greatest Show On Earth makes its comeback, fans throughout North America are excited for the return of such an iconic show, which will see the show embark on a mammoth tour which will criss-cross the country, premiering on September 29, 2023 in Bossier City, Louisiana, before rolling into Orlando's Amway Center from January 12 - 15, 2024, with tickets on sale now.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus

In reviving the near 150-year-old tradition, Feld Entertainment have held auditions for the reimagined Ringling Show around the world, including Mongolia, Ethiopia, Argentina, France, and more!

The iconic Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus begins rehearsals for Comeback Tour

The new show has been in rehearsals for months now, with Feld Entertainment saying that the audience will get closer to the action than ever before at the reimagined circus. using an immersive, 360-degree environment and new technology.

Guests will witness daring and never-before-seen acts on the high wire, trapeze, bicycle, and much, much more. Let's check out a sneak peek of just some of the amazing performers from around the globe who will now perform in the greatest Show On Earth!

Double Wheel of Destiny

Acts include the jaw-dropping, high-speed Double Wheel of Destiny act, a rarely-attempted twist on a circus favorite, featuring Ray Navas and his team of acrobats performing daring back-and-forth jumps between both wheels at crazy heights up to 30 feet above the ground.

The Black Diamond Trio

The Black Diamond Trio is an all-female acrobatic hand-to-hand balance trio hailing from Ethiopia. The award-winning trio has performed across the world at the International Circus Festival of Nikulin in Moscow; Afrika! Afrika!, The André Heller circus show in Germany; the International Circus Festival of Italy; the Circus Harlekin in Uetendorf, Switzerland; and more.

The High-Flying Troupe Brother

Imagine the ultimate playground, where seesaws flip and send you floating high in the sky. Add to the scene the high-flying Troupe Brothers from Mongolia, a specialized teeterboard troupe composed exclusively of Polish acrobats who have performed for audiences across the country.

The Tic Tac Trio

The Tic Tac Trio is joining Ringling as the featured acrobatic troupe using the Korean Teeterboard apparatus. Their backgrounds include experience in martial arts, parkour, and dance. They have previously performed around the world on stages such as the Flic Flac Circus, Circ Raluy Legacy, Monte Carlo Circus, and much much more!

Yab Brothers

Sisay Abebe and Yabu, better known as Yab Brothers, are a two-man Ethiopian Risley performance act. After first meeting at Circus Ethiopia where Abebe had been training, they discovered their destiny and formed a partnership, performing spectacular single, double, and twisting flips.

Human Rocket Act featuring Skyler Miser

Eighteen-year-old Skyler Miser has been an entertainer since childhood, and you’re guaranteed to have a blast once she takes the stage in The Greatest Show On Earth® as Ringling’s very own Human Rocket. Or maybe it’s more Skyler that’s having a blast — quite literally. You could say performance is in her DNA— Skyler’s parents, Tina and Brian Miser, starred as Human Cannon Balls in previous Ringling shows dating back to 1999. They passed their passion on to Skyler, who first made her way to the Ringling stage at the age of 13 after attending circus school and appearing in the Peru Amateur Circus.

Troupe Ethio Salem

Hailing from Ethiopia, meet Troupe Ethio Salem – 6 young men perform amazing acts, including hoop diving, Chinese pole, club juggling, and a solo cyr wheel act. They have been performing together since they were young, working hard to perfect their skills. They have previously performed at the International Golden Elephant Circus Festival in Spain.

The Flying Caceres

The Flying Caceres was created by Miguel Caceres in 1982 for the 112th Edition of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey, which then became the featured attraction of the 140th edition in 2010. With spectacular experience as a flying trapeze artist since the age of 4, Miguel Caceres is the first flyer ever to present both a triple and a triple-and-a-half somersault in the same act. Since then, the Flying Caceres has performed throughout the United States with both the Red and Blue units of Ringling at Circus Circus Hotel and Casino, the Big Apple Circus, Bentley Bros. Circus, the Royal Hanneford Circus, Tarzan Zerbini Circus, Hamid Circus Royale, and more.

Wesley Williams “The One Wheel Wonder”

World-renowned unicyclist Wesley Williams “The One Wheel Wonder” is joining The Greatest Show On Earth! Wesley is a Guinness World Record holder for the tallest rideable unicycle (30 feet!) and is in the “see it to believe it” realm of talent that makes up the fabric of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus

The exciting news is that rehearsals for The Greatest Show On Earth are now complete, and the cast and crew are loaded up and heading to Bossier City for the official opening on September 29.

We can't wait to see this new show the it arrives home in Florida!

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus

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