Source: Indys Child Parenting Magazine

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Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Presents The Greatest Show on Earth
A sneak peek of their newest show "Fully Charged"

by Megan Kirschner

November 01, 2011

Ladies and gentleman, children of all ages…the circus is coming to Indianapolis!

Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey will bring an all-new surge of circus entertainment seen only at The Greatest Show on Earth!

December 1 – 4, The Greatest Show on Earth will be at Conseco Fieldhouse to perform their newest show “Fully Charged” to you and your families.

Todd the Clown took time to chat with Indy’s Child about the excitement and inside scoop of this year’s show, and even painted the faces of some of our youngest fans.

“[This show] makes a connection because everyone lives by their cell phones, and their PSPs, and their DSIs, and the only way you can play them is when they are fully charged,” Todd said. “We want to take the electricity that everyone is infusing in their lives and bring it to The Greatest Show on Earth.”

“The Greatest Show on Earth is a combination of the classic and the updated, taking something that in this country, has been around longer than baseball, longer than Coca Cola, and giving everybody a chance to introduce their kids to a bit of living history,” said Todd.

What You Can Expect

Twin Turbines of Steel

Excitement takes an extraordinary turn to new heights as the Fernandez brothers show off their stunts on the Twin Turbines of Steel. This high-speed, turbo charged spectacle is sure to make your hair rise.

“It’s based on the Wheel of Death Act, but is amped up by putting two wheels of death together,” Todd said. “It can look pretty dangerous!”

Taba and the Tigers

The world’s most charismatic animal trainer and crowd favorite will illustrate his remarkable bond with the tigers at this year’s show. Watch the tigers complete beautiful leaps and playful swats, and watch as Taba gets a little too close for comfort.

“Taba has an incredible relationship with the tigers, and he keeps the excitement with the crowd,” said Todd. “This guy has energy in spades.”

Stas and Vas

This power duo of clowns have been clowning around together for over 14 years, having both attended Circus School in Russia. These comic geniuses will keep the laughter flowing.

“They are both so incredibly talented, but also really, really funny, so I’m excited to have them on the show,” said Todd.

Power-Up Party

When you arrive an hour before each show time, you are invited to join in the fun on the arena floor to meet the performers, animals, get autographs, circus tattoos and more.

Pre-Circus Event at Circle Centre Mall

Get the excitement started early on November 30 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Circle Centre Mall. Come enjoy the circus performers, and learn how to juggle. Also, the first 1,000 guests will receive a free clown nose!