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The cast of `The Greatest Show On Earth` takes center stage during the opening scene, `Welcome to the Show.` (Photo courtesy of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey)
The cast of "The Greatest Show On Earth" takes center stage during the opening scene, "Welcome to the Show." (Photo courtesy of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey)

Legendary Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey debuts reimagined 'The Greatest Show On Earth'


Wed, Nov 1st 2023 05:50 pm

American icon has launched a spectacular nationwide tour that brings comedy, thrills and artistry to ‘Children of All Ages’

√ Tickets on sale now for performances at KeyBank Center in Buffalo from March 22-24

Press Release

Feld Entertainment, the worldwide leader in live entertainment experiences, is excited to welcome “Children of All Ages” to the highly anticipated North American tour of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey “The Greatest Show On Earth.”

The immersive, live, family entertainment experience is unlike anything audiences have ever seen, filled with incredible feats that push the limits of human potential. The reimagined American icon will captivate families through a 360-degree experience that brings fans into the action and the music, creating real connections between audiences and performers.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey “The Greatest Show On Earth” is returning to Buffalo with six performances at KeyBank Center from March 22-24, 2024.

Sign up today to become a “Ringling Insider Preferred Guest” at Ringling.com to get exclusive access to advance presale code to purchase tickets early starting today to get the best seats available before tickets go on sale to the general public. A KeyBank Center presale will be held from 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 3, through 11:59 p.m. Monday, Nov. 6. Tickets go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7.

Packed with explosive excitement, “The Greatest Show On Earth” begins and ends with a bang! Lauren Irving, Alex Stickels and Jan Damm join forces as Aria, Stix and Nick Nack, who serve as the soul, rhythm and funny bone of the show, guiding audiences through an interactive and immersive experience. The music-filled journey is bursting with catchy rhythms, beats, songs and laughter that will have audiences clapping, tapping, singing and laughing along.

As Aria, Stix and Nick Nack serve as show guides, they encounter never-before-seen stunts, acrobatic displays, and comedic acts along the way.

Equivokee, a comedic trio from Ukraine, introduces a unique blend of physical comedy and a modern take on circus classics like dance, juggling, mime and more to their performance. (Photo courtesy of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey)


A globally diverse cast that includes 75 performers hailing from 18 countries including Argentina, Canada, Cuba, Ethiopia, Italy, Mongolia, Spain, Ukraine and the United States will inspire audiences through a variety of unbelievable circus acts, including:

•Never-Before-Seen Stunts: Reimagining an American icon means reimagining traditional acts and adding an extra layer of awe and wonder. The “Triangular Highwire,” led by The Lopez Family, sixth-generation circus artists hailing from Mexico and Chile, takes the show to new heights with a never-before-attempted take on the classic highwire. By reengineering a circus favorite, three 25-foot-tall wires are connected in a triangular formation with performers who triple the excitement by jumping over their partner’s shoulders, riding bikes on the thin wire with performers on top in a handstand, and more incredible human feats. The “Double Wheel of Destiny” is even more extreme with four acrobatic daredevils performing challenging back-and-forth leaps and somersaults atop two simultaneously spinning apparatuses suspended 30 feet above the ground and moving at incredibly high speeds.

•Hilarious Comedic Performances: Delivering humor in a new, laugh-out-loud, unexpected way are Nick Nack and the Equivokee trio. Nick Nack, one of the show guides, alongside the trio from Ukraine, introduces a modern take on clowning that leaves the makeup behind and focuses on delivering fun for “Children of All Ages” through a comedic blend of Rola Bola, juggling, acrobatics, dancing, and much more silliness.

•The Ultimate Playground: The 360-degree modular performance area is the ultimate playground with colorful elements that evoke a toy box activated by the incredible athletics of the performers. It then transforms into the ultimate skatepark as bikes soar through the air during a high-adrenaline extreme sports act. Featuring a group of BMX riders, a trial bike, and an extreme unicycle, these riders perform stunts on a unique trampoline box constructed in the center of a take-off and landing ramp, the only one of its kind. Double-sided ramps allow the extreme athletes to mirror each other with epic side-by-side bike stunts that include high-flying flips.

•Criss-Cross Trapeze: Nine trapeze artists will ascend to the “Criss-Cross Trapeze” – the ultimate swing set consisting of four pedestals for this multidirectional act. The Flying Caceres will soar front-to-back, side-to-side, and diagonally with flyers and catchers in an action-packed, near-miss style act where seconds and inches determine the outcome of each high-flying skill. This incredible feat of timing will lead to an in-act transformation, as two platforms disappear, allowing for more daring tricks and higher rotations, including a double-layout rotation from bar to bar, seen for the first time in “The Greatest Show On Earth.”

•Aerial & Acrobatic Spectacle: Every seat at “The Greatest Show On Earth” will have an impressive view as fans witness a combination of solo and group aerialists that shine brightly in the air simultaneously performing aerial straps and hoops. Jumping, diving and tumbling across the show floor, skilled acrobats will leave audiences in awe with acts ranging from teeterboard, hand-to-hand balancing, hoop diving, foot juggling, and more impressive feats. Closing the show with a bang is the “Ringling Rocket,” featuring Skyler Miser launching across the arena to an incredible, inconceivable distance at 65 mph.

•Record-Breaking Heights: Wheeling at spectacular heights will be Wesley Williams, the “One Wheel Wonder,” a Guinness World Record-setting performer who will be taking on a daring new challenge as he attempts to set a new world record. Wesley will ride 10 different unicycles throughout the show, including one with six stacked wheels, an accordion-style unicycle that grows taller with each pedal rotation, and the tallest at an astonishing height of over 34 feet!

•Dynamic Musical Performances: Audiences will dance along to the beat of original music, pop cover tunes, and live rock-inspired drumming in “The Greatest Show On Earth.” Argendance, an energetic, bombastic dance troupe from Argentina, presents a fiery fusion of Boleadoras and Malambo that create dynamic moments alongside show guide Stix, the rhythm of the show. “The Melody Mixer,” a unique and interactive moment will feature audience-created musical content incorporated into the show, surprising fans.

For local Buffalo show information, visit https://www.ringling.com/show/buffalo-ny-2024-keybank-center/.

“The Greatest Show On Earth” launched its North American tour in September and will be visiting over 60 upcoming cities nationwide. For more information on upcoming shows and tickets, visit Ringling.com. To follow along with the fun and excitement as Ringling hits the road, fans can sign up for the Ringling newsletter via Ringling.com and follow @Ringling on Instagram, Twitter/X, Facebook and YouTube.

Four acrobatic performers power the “Double Wheel of Destiny,” two side-by-side wheels that rotate independently at epic speeds and hang at 30-feet above the ground. (Photo courtesy of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey)

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