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Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey IS COMING!

DALLAS, TX — Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey invites Children of All Ages to join the Ringling Bros. team in the ALL-NEW, ALL-LIVE Circus of Dreams, representing the most dramatic production changes in 50 years. Circus of Dreams breaks through the iconic three-rings and brings the circus to the iPod generation. It is an exciting production that gives families a more intimate, interactive experience with every seat closer to the action than ever before. Circus of Dreams is coming to American Airlines Center, August 1-12, and Fort Worth Convention Center, August 15-19. Tickets for the circus-sized spectacle are currently on sale.

Simply stated, Ringling Bros. is putting the “awe” back in awesome! For the first time ever, Ringling Bros. will introduce a fun-filled story-line to the circus experience – taking audiences on a magical circus journey. And, a jumbo video screen will bring the audience closer to the action and have them participating like never before in this highly interactive production.

Circus of Dreams features 85 performers, 16 clowns, 9 musicians, more than 70 domestic and exotic animals and 80 crew members. Former American Idol® finalist – Jennifer Fuentes – dazzles audiences with her star-power as she combines the roles of traditional ringmaster and singing songstress.

Stars of this new Ringling Bros. production include acrobatic troupes hailing from two Chinese provinces; Herkules – the world’s strongest man; equestrian Cossack riders; Vicenta Pages and her amazing tigers; the death-defying aerial artistry of Super Silva; and the Torres Family’s roaring action inside the infamous steel sphere of motorcycle mania. And, the circus would not be complete without an appearance from the elephantine stars of the show.

Ninety minutes before show time, audiences can see Asian elephants at the Animal Open HouseSM and join Ringling Bros. athletic performers in getting CircusFitSM – a newly launched national youth fitness program created by Ringling Bros. – at the FREE All Access Pre-show. At the pre-show, audience members can also experience clown performances, acrobatic stunts, get autographs, and much more.

Tickets are available for purchase at www.ringling.com or www.ticketmaster.com. Tickets are $15, $20, $30, $45 (VIP), $65 (Front Row), and $85 (Circus Celebrity). All seats are reserved, and tickets are available by calling Ticketmaster at 214/373-8000 or metro 972/647-5700. Tickets may also be purchased at Ticketmaster Retail Locations including Macy’s, Fiesta stores, FYE, and Wherehouse Music; or at the arenas’ box offices. For general group and scout sales information, call 214/665-4269. For daycare, summer camp, private school, church and senior groups, call toll free 877/224-4867.

Do Something Different TodaySM – Ringling Bros. certainly is!