The Circus is Coming to Kansas City

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I love watching my son’s eye light up when I telling him the circus is coming to town! The 145-year tradition will be making its way to Kansas City’s Sprint Center September 15-18, 2016. Circus is taken to the max with extreme thrills, exotic animals and extraordinary performers!

This year Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents Circus XTREME®. The Greatest Show On Earth® will be UN-XPECTED for your whole family to enjoy! They’ll bring you all the X-TRAORDINARY things you know and love about America’s favorite live family entertainment experience. The adventure will be extraordinary with circus artists and magnificent animals, like my favorites the exotic cats!

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From the highest mountains to the deepest seas, join us as we explore a world of extreme beauty, flexibility, strength and dexterity in ways you’ve never seen before at The Greatest Show On Earth.® Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents Circus XTREME blends extreme circus displays for the ultimate family fun entertainment experience, playing at Sprint Center on September 15-18, 2016.

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Guided by Ringmaster David Shipman, Circus XTREME pushes the limits of excitement to features artists who redefine the word extreme in everything they do, magnifying beloved traditional elements of the circus and combining them with never-before-seen contemporary spectacles, original fast-paced performances and incredibly hilarious moments. Featuring an international assembly of over 100 performers spanning 13 countries around the world, the Ringling Bros.® 145th edition is highlighted by several unique acts including:

  • Xtreme Sports display featuring BMX freestyle riders, energetic parkour performers, trampoline acrobats and slack line gymnastics tricks
  • Caravan of Camels – the only act of it’s kind in the world featuring 6 twin-humped Bactrian camels
  • Bungee Skydivers aerial acro-ballet
  • The Human Cannonball Nitro Nicole shoots across the arena, experiencing the same force of an astronaut during launch
  • Mongolian Marvels strongmen create a human pyramid with a combined weight of over 880 pounds

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Additional circus elements highlighted in the show include the charismatic tiger presenter Taba; a daredevil whirling Pendulum of Steel performance; edge-of-your-seat high wire act, hilarious poodle with the amazing Alex and Irina comedic duo; of course no show would be complete without the Ringling Bros. Clown Alley!

Here’s a message from Dean Kelley, a clown and Kansas City native performing in Circus XTREME.

Be sure to arrive early to experience the All Access Pre-Show where families can step onto the arena floor to meet our performers, learn circus skills, try on costumes and much more!

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The circus is perfect for all ages, young and old. You’ll watch death-defying feats, majestic animals and amazing performers in the spectacular live event! You’ll create memories to be shared for generations to come.

Circus Taba Tigers

Check out Tabayara Maluenda and his TIGERS in Ringling- Circus XTREME:

SHARE if the Tabayara Maluenda and his beautiful tigers are one of your favorite parts of Ringling Bros. Presents Circus XTREME!

Posted by Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus on Friday, August 19, 2016


Or, the amazing highwire troupe – literally filming up on the highwire and jumping over performers:

Warning: This video may cause an adrenaline rush for the viewer. See the amazing Danguir Troupe at Ringling Bros. Presents Circus XTREME!

Posted by Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus on Monday, August 15, 2016


Ringling Bros. circus travels to more than 90 cities in Norther America every year!

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Ringling Bros. Presents Circus XTREME

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This year at the Sprint Center we’ll enjoy high-wire wizards, powerful strongmen, BMX trick riders, trampoline daredevils, inconceivable contortionists, a high-flying human cannonball, a bungee aerial skydiving display and an international assembly of more than 300 cast and crew provide 2 ½ hours of thrilling entertainment.

Get your tickets now to Circus XTREME at the Kansas City Sprint Center! Buy Tickets

What’s your favorite part of the circus? Comment below and share with us!

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