Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey

November 3, 2011

Ringling Bros. Juggling Flash Mob
Thompson Center
100 W. Randolph
Thursday, 11am

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey, Fully Charged
Today- Nov. 13 Allstate Arena in Rosemont
Nov. 16- 27, United Center

One BIG Juggling Act!

Ringling Bros. to Spearhead Juggling Flash Mob in Downtown Chicago

WHO: Scores of stars from Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey's newest spectacular, Fully Charged, joined by Loop office workers, tourists and others...

WHAT: will create one of the largest juggling displays Chicago has ever seen! For every simultaneously airborne ball, club, ring, hat or other juggling object, Ringling Bros. will donate $1 to help underprivileged Chicago-area families pay their electric bills.

WHEN: 11 a.m. - 11:20 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011

WHERE: James R. Thompson Center Plaza, 100 W. Randolph, Chicago

WHY: The all-new 141st edition of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey, Fully Charged, opens Thursday night at the Allstate Arena, with performances there through Nov. 13, then moves to the United Center, Nov. 16-27. For more information, visit www.Ringling.com .

WHAT: (PRESS RELEASE) Most Electrifying Edition of The Greatest Show On Earth® Yet Charges into Chicago for Month-Long November Engagement

CHICAGO (Sep. 30, 2011) - Tickets go on sale Monday, Oct. 10, for the all-new surge of circus entertainment from Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey, Fully Charged, scheduled to open here Nov. 3. Megawatts of thrills will explode off of the arena floor with breathtaking dare-devilry, superhuman stunts and never-before-seen performances to energize Children Of All Ages, Nov. 3 - 13 at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Ill., and Nov. 16 - 27 at Chicago's United Center.

Fueled by excitement-boosting "performance power," Fully Charged is filled with amazing acts that can only be seen at The Greatest Show On Earth®, including Tabayara, a dynamic animal trainer whose rare ability to communicate with animals allows him to stand eye-to-eye with a dozen ferocious tigers, ride rearing stallions at a fully-charged gallop, and orchestrate majestic, four-ton Asian elephants in a symphony of dance. Other highlights include the strongman duo of Dmitry and Ruslan, as wide as they are tall, and the fearless Fernandez Brothers, who attempt a 360-degree, flying-forward somersault, atop spinning, three-story-high steel wheels, a feat so difficult it has only been attempted by one other person in the 141-year history of Ringling Bros. In a fitting finale to this super-charged spectacle, The Human Fuse, Brian Miser, sets the arena sky ablaze as he rockets through the air from his self-made human crossbow, travelling 110 feet at 65 miles per hour.

Fully Charged provides hours of thrilling entertainment that is fun for the whole family for about the price of a movie ticket. A great value in family entertainment, Ringling Bros. is Ticketmaster's number one most purchased family event. Tickets, starting at $13, are available through Ticketmaster and the Allstate Arena and United Center box offices, by calling 1-800-745-3000, or visiting www.Ringling.com.

Audiences are encouraged to come an hour before the show time to the All Access Pre-show - FREE to all ticket holders - and meet the world's greatest performers and animals, learn some circus skills and work to become CircusFit, all before the show even starts!

Ticket prices for Fully Charged are $13, $19 and $25, with V.I.P. tickets selling for $40, and front row seats at $50 (weekday) and $60 (weekend). Also available for each performance are a limited number of $90 Circus Celebrity seats, guaranteeing a one-of-a-kind Ringling Bros. experience. For general show information, call the Allstate Arena at (847) 635-6601, or the United Center at (312) 455-4500. To learn more about Fully Charged, go to www.Ringling.com .

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