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The other day, I asked my oldest daughter Ashley (now 23) if I had gone to the circus with her for one of her elementary field trips, or if I was thinking of my own elementary field trip. She quickly told me that she had never been to the circus! WHAT?! That made me realize that I was remembering the circus from my own childhood, but NONE of my children have ever been to the circus! Sacrilege!
But, we’re planning to change that in a few weeks when we make the trip to the Orlando area to visit with my parents. I’m excited to introduce my kids to the circus!
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Announces First-Ever Female Ringmaster
Kristen Michelle Wilson Joins The Greatest Show On Earth®
January 12, 2017 in Orlando, Florida
Feld Entertainment Inc., the worldwide leader in live family entertainment, announced today that Orlando resident Kristen Michelle Wilson will join Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Circus XTREME® and become the first-ever female ringmaster in the brand’s 146-year history. A dynamic performer with tremendous stage presence and exceptional vocal skills, Wilson beat out hundreds of candidates in a nationwide open audition process to earn the prestigious role.
For over a century, female performers have been some of Ringling Bros. biggest stars, and Wilson will continue the tradition when she joins the show on January 12, 2017. Her premiere performance will be at the Amway Center in Orlando, Fla., and be followed by a national tour including stops in Jacksonville and Tampa, Fla.; Atlanta; Cincinnati; Greenville, S.C.; and Greensboro, N.C. A professional singer with a background in theater, Wilson brings her talent and enthusiastic energy to the iconic role of ringmaster, transforming and further modernizing The Greatest Show On Earth. As a young woman with a diverse background, Wilson will serve as a role model, inspiring and empowering children everywhere to follow their dreams.
Wilson will be the 39th ringmaster in Ringling Bros. history and will star in Circus XTREME alongside artists who redefine the word “extreme” in everything they do by combining never-before-seen spectacles with original, fast-paced performances.
Will you join us?
We plan to visit the circus on Saturday, January 14th at 11:30am. If you’ll be attending the same show, please let me know! It would be fun to see friends at the circus!
Never fear, though. If you’re not in the Orlando area (and not lucky enough to be visiting, like me), the circus may be coming to a town near you! For the national tour schedule and to find out more about Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Circus XTREME, visit Ringling.com and follow the circus on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube — @RinglingBros.
Readers of my blog can save $5 off select seats using promo code 5CIRCUS. Offer valid on all shows EXCEPT Thursday at 7:30 p.m. (opening night), Saturday at 3:30 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m. Not valid on Front Row and Premium Seating, nor day of show. Offer valid through January 12.
Ringling Bros. tickets make great holiday gifts! Special Twitter handle and hashtag: @RinglingBros #BestGiftEver