Oct 272015
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Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey LEGENDS

I recently had the chance to take my family to the circus and it was the first time I had been to see it in about 30 years.  The last time I saw a Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey production was with my parents, brother and sister in Boston.  My brother was really little at the time (maybe 4 or 5) and at some point during the show a clown was shot out of a cannon.  The loud noise sent my poor little brother in to hysterics so badly, that we all actually ended up having to leave the show.  He just wouldn’t calm down until we left. But such is life, right?

Anyhow, when I found out that Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey LEGENDS was coming to the TD Garden in Boston, I was excited to take my kids.  I just knew that they would love the show and I was right.

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Disclosure:   My family received complimentary tickets to see LEGENDS from the folks at Feld Entertainment.  All opinions expressed here are strictly my own and were not influenced in any way.

They don’t call it the greatest show on earth for no reason!  The show started off with a bang, showcasing everyone and everything that we were about to see during the show in parade-style fashion. It was an amazing preview of what is to come over the next two hours.

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During the two hour show, we saw circus feats that were so amazing, I would have thought they were impossible.  Ringling Brothers has managed to find the most skilled circus performers for LEGENDS.   We saw majestic animals, an array of exotic performers from all across the globe, daredevils and so much more during the show.  The entire audience was absolutely mesmerized.

One of our favorites was the fearless Torres Family and their Globe of Steel.  There were EIGHT motorcycles riding around in 16-foot steel globe at 65 miles per hour!!

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Alexander Lacey and his Big Cats (lions, tigers and even a leopard) were my boys favorites. They couldn’t believe how the cats listened to Alexander’s commands.

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Of course, Elephants are always the stars of the circus and during LEGENDS, they are no exception. They performed some truly amazing tricks for the audience!

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If you were to ask my eight year old, he will tell you that  Klose’s Performing K9’s were his favorite part of the show. These dogs perform tricks and they are so good at it.  They were jumping through hoops and doing all kinds of fun tricks – and they made it look easy because they are all so well trained.

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At Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey LEGENDS you will see:

  • Alexander Lacey and his Big Cats
  • Elephants doing amazing tricks for you
  • Music and humor from Ringmaster Jonathan Lee Iverson (who has a wonderful voice by the way) and his sidekick Paulo Dos Santos
  • Amazing stunts done on horseback by the Tchalabaev Cossack Troupe
  • The China National Acrobatic Troupe jumping, spinning, dancing and balancing.
  • The Torres Family of motocross performers riding around all at once in that 16-foot globe I told you about earlier
  • The Tuniziani Troupe on the trapeze
  • Animal antics by Vicki Zlilak and Alex Petrov’s goats, ponies, and other farm animals, plus Hans and Mariya Klose with their shelter dogs (and a pig!) turned circus stars
  • The Motorcycle Highwire act that was beyond ah-mazing.
  • Lots of funny clowns!

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The show was truly spectacular. Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey always puts on a wonderful show and this one was no exception. I highly recommend it if it comes to your area.

And in case you are wondering, I mentioned that it is a two hour show already, but there was a 20 minute intermission, which gave us a chance to use the restroom and grab some more snacks.

To see if LEGENDS is coming to a city near you, check out the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey website.

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  122 Responses to “We Loved Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey LEGENDS”

  1. Absolutely love the circus too and this looked like one hell of a show! 😉

  2. Looks like a fun day out for your family, I haven’t been to circus in years.

  3. I have never taken my 4 or7 year old to the circus I can’t wait until they come to my area next year (right after Christmas) to give them this experience!

  4. I think it’s fun going to the circus. My kids got confused about it when they were preschool age. They thought when we went on that field trip that we were going to Cirque du Soleil.

  5. Looks like you had a great time. My daughter loves the circus, they do a great job with their shows!

  6. It really is amazing the acts they prepare. We love to go!

  7. Eight motorcycles in that Globe of Steel AND going 65 mph?! Wow! Impressive! The dogs look so cute, too!

  8. Hadn’t heard of the Legends tour. We love going to their circus events and need to see this one!

  9. I haven’t been to a circus in literally decades! I used to go with my Mom when she took her 5th grade class each year. I LOVED it. I know sometimes the circus gets a bad rap, but it’s such a great opportunity to do good for animals and to raise awareness about these exotic creatures! Yep, elephants are considered exotic to me! lol

  10. Wow, those pictures are fab. And that motorcycle stunt is absolutely crazy!! Not sure if I’ve ever been to a circus, but it sure looks like a fun time to be had. 🙂

  11. Looks like a fun night. We went to the circus years ago with our first born. I remember we paid $12 for a snow cone in an elephant cup and I about died. Lol.

  12. i can’t remember the last time that i’ve been to the circus….

  13. Now that looks like some fun. I haven’t been to the circus in a long time but we went quite a few times when we were kids and just loved it.

  14. What a fun and entertaining show. It’s been ages since I’ve last been to a circus. I’m sure the twins would love to see this.

  15. Sounds like a super fun experience! I think my son would have loved it!

  16. I love circuses and would love to take my kids sometime! I know they would definitely enjoy it.

  17. Loved your review… I saw that show too and your post captures its essence. I never get tired of going to see Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus.

  18. You know, I have never taken my girls to the circus. I can’t remember the last time they were in my area. We did see one of those ball circle cages with the motorcycles in a show in Chicago a few years back. It was amazing how coordinated they were in it!

  19. Sounds like a lot of fun. The twins will love this.

  20. My daughter is so wanting to go to one of these. Maybe I will be able to take her one day soon! Looks fun!

  21. My kids have never been to the circus. That sounds crazy to admit! It looks like such a blast.

  22. The circus is such a fun time for the whole family. From eating popcorn to watching the animals perform, everything is entertaining.

  23. Look at those cats! That’s insane! I haven’t been to a circus in SO LONG and definitely want to again soon now!

  24. Looks like the whole family had a blast! Great pictures!

  25. What a fun family event to be able to go to! Sounds cool.

  26. The circus is such a fun family friendly event. We took our girls a year ago and I was so surprised by not only the variety but the amount of things that were part of the circus.

  27. I have never taken my youngest to a circus. He’d love seeing the animals.

  28. Gosh that looks fun! I’ve never been but hopefully one day I can take my kids.

  29. It looks like you all had a great time. My son always loved going to the circus when he was younger.

  30. We always have so much fun at the circus! These are great pics 🙂

  31. I’ve actually never been to the circus! I think my kids would be in awe!

  32. The clowns and daredevil acts are my favorite part. Their circus is the best around.

  33. This looks like so much fun! We were considering driving down to see it, but we had a sports conflict. I think my kids would’ve loved it!

  34. Looks like you had fun night. I know my kids would just love it!

  35. Looks like you all had a fun time. That motorcycle show is just wild!

  36. We love the circus. Ringling Bros is always in town the week of my birthday so we usually go as a family and enjoy the show!

  37. Looks like such a great show! I can’t wait to bring the girls- maybe they’ll come back close to us again soon!

  38. Looks like you all had a great time! I think my family would love to go to the circus!

  39. This looks like it was a blast! My son has been asking to go to a circus! If it comes into town I will have to see if we can get tickets.

  40. My younger boys have never been to a circus. It is time to go to one.

  41. I’ve haven’t been to circus in a very long time! You have captured some lovely pictures here 🙂 looks like you guys had a great time.

  42. Lovely photos I would have love to be their fun show I bet the kids enjoyed it.

  43. We love going to the circus, and Ringling Brothers is our favorite. They’re the granddaddies of all circuses!

  44. Do you know I’ve never been to a circus? I always thought I might be too sad that all the animals were being forced to do tricks 🙁

  45. I was at the circus quite a few years ago and it was wonderful. Definitely as much fun for kids as it is for adults!

  46. I have never seen a Wringling Brothers show. This would be amazing to take our kids to! Hopefully one day we can see a show!

  47. Going to the circus creates memories that you can’t recreate anywhere else. We’ve seen Ringling Brothers, and it’s fantastic.

  48. I have not been to the Ringling Brothers circus in so long. My youngest is afraid of the circus, so we don’t go 🙁

  49. I was still very young since I have last been to the Ringling Brothers circus. I am sure my granddaughters would love to see this.

  50. I love the circus. I have not been since I was a kid. I was always a little scared that the animals would go rogue. But I loved it anyway.

  51. I’ve never been to the circus but I’ve always wanted to go! My boys would love it, I wonder if they’re coming here.

  52. I have a problem with the circus and how they make these animals perform. THe rest of it is ok but the animals shouldn’t be forced to perform.

  53. I haven’t been to the circus since I was a kid. I have yet to bring my daughter.

  54. Oh what fun! This brings back a lot of memories from MY childhood. It would be so fun to start a tradition to pass down to the littles!

  55. Looks like fun .I haven’t been to the circus in years .I’d love to take my boys.

  56. My kids would absolutely love a show like this! I can;t wait until they come to our area!

  57. This sounds like a perfect activity for the whole family. Fun for all ages as they say!

  58. That looks to be a spectacular show. The pictures of the acts and feats is wonderful.

  59. I haven’t had a chance to see the circus in quite some time. I will have to check it out in my town.

  60. I have such great memories of going to the circus as a kid. I can still remember being amazed by all of the acts and I even got to ride an elephant once.

  61. I love the circus. I went to see Circus Extreme last week

  62. I always say that you are never too old for the circus.

  63. We love them too! The circus is a tradition in our family and I can’t wait until our next one!

  64. I have’nt been to circus, it looks great and very fun. My kids will also enjoy it.

  65. We saw a Ringling Brothers show a few years back. It was so much fun for everyone.

  66. It looks like you all had a good time. There is so much to see at the circus!

  67. That’s a very cool show. I can’t remember the last time I saw a circus performance.

  68. I have to say, that I’ve only been to one circus ever. This looks cool.

  69. Personally I am not a fan of circuses. Just doesn’t seem right to me.

  70. I think I just relived my childhood reading your post! How fun for everyone!

  71. This looks like super fun! I haven’t been to the circus in years. My MIL took my kids last month and they loved it. I ended up a little jealous. I guess I’ll have to go next year!

  72. Looks like a lot of fun. my kids love the big animals!

  73. Oh wow, how fun. We went to a Ringling Brothers & Branum Bailey circus years ago and I was so impressed with how much they offered. The kids had a blast and so did we

  74. Ringling Brothers and Barnum Bailey is the greatest circus there is. I would love to take my family to see them.

  75. We have gone so many times, and it never gets old. Looks like you had lots of fun

  76. We missed the stop through Austin but I so want to take my girls next time they tour!

  77. Since I don’t go to circuses with animals, I can say for sure I love the Cirque de Soleil events.

  78. The bikes in the cage makes me so nervous. Imagine what they have to go through to learn to do it right lol! Talented people!

  79. Looks like you guys had fun! It’s been such a long time since I’ve been to the circus.

  80. I know my son would love to see the animals and the fun shows!

  81. You are so adventurous! You always visit new places, try new things! Sounds like a fun life!

  82. The circus is a great family event! Every kid should get to go to the circus at least once before they grow up!

  83. What a fun experience with the family. I never been in circus for a years and i miss it so much.

  84. This sounds like fun. My parents took my boys for their birthday. They had a blast.

  85. I love Circus! Hope they will bring more Circus show to San Diego

  86. I love the circus and this show looks awesome in the pictures and sounds it in your comments. I haven’t yet taken my son to see a show but I’m hoping he will love it when he’s a little older.

  87. It looks like a lot fun having there, perfect for the whole family while watching the terrible performers! Amazing photos!

  88. My daughter will really enjoy this! Can’t wait to take her.

  89. looks like an amazing show! I have not watched something like this.

  90. This is the kind of show I would like to bring my kids to watch. Thanks for the beautiful pictures.

  91. Been to the circus twice in my life and hope I will have a chance to go with my granddaughter some day!

  92. I’m surprised the Ringling bros. is still around doing shows. Especially with all of pc love going on over animals.

  93. I’ve never been in that place, looks really fun. Im sure my family would love this.

  94. I haven’t been to a circus in a while but I’ve always love Ringling.

  95. I have never been to a circus and wouldn’t want to go just because I feel like the animals are mistreated. Obviously I don’t know that to be a fact but after working with animals most of my life I have seen some unbelievable things that make me wary of these kinds of things. I think the rest of the show looks fun though. Your pictures are great and looks like you had fun.

  96. this looks so fun! I have always wanted to see the ringling brothers…you capture them doing amazing things.

  97. Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey LEGENDS definitely looks like it was a lot of fun! The Big Cats are always my favorite part of the show, too!

  98. I haven’t been to one of these shows in years, I bet my girls would love it!

  99. circus’ are so much fun! especially for kids!

  100. We always have such a great time when we go to the Ringling Brothers Circus. I can’t wait to take the family again.

  101. The Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Baily are awesome. I haven’t been to a show since I was a teen. I’d like to get the chance to take my son.

  102. We haven’t been to the circus in a long time. Looks like you all had a great time.

  103. I love the circus more than the kids! The cotton candy, the snow cones, the light up toys! The elephants are my absolute favorite!

  104. Looks like an amazing circus. I bet the kids dreamed about all the animals. I havent been to a circus in years…

  105. I used to love to go to the circus but haven’t been in years. Must look out for one locally. Here in the UK circus’s no longer have animal acts but the skills of the other performers would more than make up for that.

  106. Looks like a lot of fun. We haven’t been in ages. Will have to see when they are here next.

  107. The last time I watched a circus was when I was little girl and it was so much fun. My son haven’t seen a circus yet. Wish they would have a show here.

  108. I’ve never been to a circus. I absolutely need to just go. I know there’d be many things we would enjoy.

  109. This looks awesome! I love the circus and Ringling Brothers are the best of them all.

  110. Wow, great photos! I can’t even remember the last time I went to a circus.

  111. We went to the circus a while ago and had a lot of fun! I was surprised at how much I enjoyed it!

  112. I love Ringling Brothers and Barnum Bailey! It’s such a fun circus to watch!