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Ringling Bros. Presents Built To Amaze! a Circus Spectacular
Oct 9, 2013

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey CircusRingling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Built To Amaze!, an extraordinarily engineered circus experience where Children Of All Ages find out what it takes to build The Greatest Show On Earth, is headed for the Chicago area, with performances Nov. 1 - 11 at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Ill., and Nov. 20 - Dec. 1 at Chicago's United Center. The foundation is set and the rising anticipation of high-energy, high-jinx and hilarity is ready to be transported by colorful circus machinery and unleashed from shipping crates right before the audience's eyes.

Built To Amaze! opens with the All-Access Pre-show where everyone is invited to join the fun and meet the Built To Amaze! international cast of performers as they prepare for the show. The Ringling Bros. Ringling Girls and Barnum B-Boys encourage kids to participate in a tug-of- war and kick off what will soon become an insane battle of girl power versus boy power in Built To Amaze! Audiences also can pick up some hip dance moves during the dance party, try on custom designed costumes, learn circus skills like juggling from the famous Ringling Bros. Clown Alley and even have the opportunity to witness and win a one of a kind masterpiece created by Asia, Ringling Bros. very own painting pachyderm!

Andre McClain, Ringmaster and America's favorite cowboy takes the Ringling Bros. reins and accompanied by his horse Comanche, leads his Built To Amaze! funny and mischievous super circus supervisors, to construct The Greatest Show On Earth. A fantastic design with more than 110 of the world's best performers representing 17 countries along with 95 exotic and domestic animals will be assembled, creating never-before-seen heart pounding performances.

Ringling Bros. is thrilled to introduce in this, its 143rd Edition, nine-time international award winning comedic animal presenting duo Alex and Irina Emelin of Russia. Builders in their own right, Alex and Irina have spent years constructing unique acts full of comedy, animals, magic and dynamic athleticism. The result is a custom built comedic duo with an eclectic animal menagerie, including 16 black and white poodles. Hilarious mischief is non-stop as they compete against one another to construct The Greatest Show On Earth! In addition to their many Built To Amaze! responsibilities, the married couple perform an animal magic transformation with an outcome so outrageous that it is guaranteed to leave audiences speechless.

Also new to Ringling Bros. is the Tower Tumblers, a troupe of competitive aerial athletes from the Ukraine who launch themselves from trampolines to scale, repel and pass through a three-story high translucent tower. Ringling Bros. brings a spirited and fiery competition of basketball with the next generation of whirling unicyclists, the legendary King Charles Troupe, first featured in 1969 by Ringling Bros. producer Irvin Feld.  Now, a new generation of producer, granddaughters Nicole and Alana Feld, and performer have come together to present a continuous display of one-wheeled excitement, as the 12-member troupe dribbles, passes, shoots and weaves their way with outrageous skill and high-speed comedic antics in the wackiest game of b-ball ever played.

Built to Amaze! 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 $15, are available through Ticketmaster and the Allstate Arena and United Center box offices, by calling 1-800-745-3000, or visiting  Additionally, parking is FREE in all official Allstate Arena and United Center parking lots.  Service charges, facility and handling fees may apply.

Ticket prices for Built to Amaze! are $15, $20 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, go to

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