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Ringling Bros. Production Takes Families Over The Top!

November 6, 2008 10:20:20 AM PST
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey presents Over The Top, an all-new, wacky and whimsical circus spectacular, scheduled to appear Nov. 6-16 at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Ill., and Nov. 18-30 at Chicago's United Center. Audiences will experience maniacal mayhem as Ringmaster Chuck Wagner and clown eccentric Tom Dougherty compete for control of a magical top hat that brings to life their fantastical imaginations. From the silliness evoked by the clown to the stupendous spectacle conjured by the Ringmaster, Over the Top provides excitement for the whole family. Dogs fly, Asian elephants skip, hop, and groove, and one courageous man stands eye to eye with a pack of powerful Bengal tigers, all at the 138th Edition of The Greatest Show On Earth. From the renowned Cossacks' unbelievable equestrian stunts to the Flying Caceres high-altitude feats on an enormous double-decker trapeze, the 138th Edition of Ringling Bros. will take daredevil thrills to new extremes. Circus celebrities will help rev-up the motorcycle madness featuring one cycle on a high wire and an amazing seven speeding riders in a Globe of Steel. Audiences will flip their lids as this Ringling Bros. circus really goes Over the Top!

One hour before show time, families can join Ringling Bros. athletic performers in getting CircusFit and learning circus skills at the FREE All Access Pre-show.

Tickets go on sale Friday, Oct. 3, at the Allstate Arena Box Office, 6920 N. Mannheim Road, Rosemont, Ill., the United Center Box Office, 1901 W. Madison Street, Chicago, and all Ticketmaster locations. Tickets can be purchased by phone, (312) 559-1212, or on-line at www.ticketmaster.com. Prices are $13, $19 and $24, with V.I.P. tickets selling for $35 on weekdays and $50 on weekends. There are also a limited number of $85 Circus Celebrity seats, which guarantee a one-of-a-kind Ringling Bros. experience, available for each performance.

Groups, call (847) 891-8916 for Allstate Arena tickets or (312) 455-7469 for United Center tickets. For general show information, call the Allstate Arena at (847) 635-6601, or the United Center at (312) 455-4500. To learn more about Over The Top, the all-new 138th edition of Ringling Bros., go to www.Ringling.com.


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