Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents BUILT TO AMAZE!

For my local followers, here is some exciting news!! Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents BUILT TO AMAZE!
Coming To The Bay Area August 15 – September 2, 2013 at the Oracle Arena (Oakland) from August 15-19, HP Pavilion (San Jose) from August 21-26 and the Cow Palace (San Francisco) from August 29-September 2.

Ringmaster Andre McClain takes the Ringling Bros.® reins accompanied by his horse Comanche, to lead his funny and mischievous circus supervisors to construct a fantastic design of heart-pounding and wondrous performances sure to amaze and thrill audiences. With more than 110 of the world’s best artists & athletes representing 17 countries along with 95 exotic and domestic animals assembled together, Built to Amaze! is highlighted by several unique acts this year including:

– Nine-time international award-winning comedic animal presenting duo Alex and Irina Emelin of Russia introduce their uniquely-designed brand of magic and humor with their remarkable trained animals including poodles, ferrets, rabbits, snakes and more!

– The Trampoline Tower Tumblers, a troupe of ten competitive aerial athletes from the Ukraine who launch themselves from trampolines to scale, repel and pass through a three-story high translucent tower

– The popular King Charles Troupe hailing from New York City brings one-wheeled excitement to the ring with a spirited and comedic basketball competition featuring ten whirling unicyclists.

In addition, the show features the electrifying high-wire acrobats, daredevil stunts on The Steel Vortex, the youngest female Human Cannonball, remarkable hand-balancing duos, the always hilarious Clown Alley…and of course no Ringling Bros. circus experience would be complete without our four-legged star performers including the majestic Bengal tigers presented by the charismatic “Taba” and a fun-filled Asian elephant dance party.

Be sure to arrive early to join us for several exciting interactive elements before the show starts! Opening 90 minutes prior to each performance at all Bay Area venues, all ticket holders are invited to tour the Animal Open House to get up-close with our amazing animals. Then one hour before show time, families can step onto the arena floor to meet our circus performers and animals at the interactive All Access Pre-Show, FREE admission to all ticket holders.

Click here for a Fun Activity Sheet for the kids to do! 

Here is a complete list for the dates and times

OAKLAND


WHEN: Thursday, August 15 – Monday, August 19
Thursday, August 15 7:30 PM
Friday, August 16 7:30 PM
Saturday, August 17 11:30 AM, 3:30 PM & 7:30 PM
Sunday, August 18 1:00 PM & 5:00 PM
Monday, August 19 7:30 PM


WHERE: ORACLE Arena – 7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland, CA 94621


TICKETS: Ticket prices range from $20, $25, $40 (VIP), $65 (Front Row) and $100 (Circus Celebrity)
Discount Opening Night tickets available for only $15 each (not valid on VIP/premium levels)
All seats are reserved; tickets available thru Ticketmaster.com, charge by phone at 800-745-3000 or visit the venue Box Office.


SAN JOSE


WHEN: Wednesday, August 21 – Monday, August 26
Wednesday, August 21 7:30 PM
Thursday, August 22 7:30 PM
Friday, August 23 7:30 PM
Saturday, August 24 11:00 AM, 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM
Sunday, August 25 1:00 PM & 5:00 PM
Monday, August 26 7:30 PM


WHERE: HP Pavilion at San Jose – 525 W. Santa Clara St, San Jose, CA 95113


TICKETS: Ticket prices range from $20, $27, $50 (VIP), $75 (Front Row) and $110 (Circus Celebrity)
Discount Opening Night tickets available for only $15 each (not valid on VIP/premium levels)
All seats are reserved; tickets available thru Ticketmaster.com, charge by phone at 800-745-3000 or visit the venue Box Office.


SAN FRANCISCO


WHEN: Thursday, August 29 – Monday, September 2
Thursday, August 29 7:30 PM
Friday, August 30 7:30 PM
Saturday, August 31 11:30 AM, 3:30 PM & 7:30 PM
Sunday, September 1 1:00 PM & 5:00 PM
Monday, September 2 11:30 AM & 3:30 PM


WHERE: Cow Palace – 2600 Geneva Ave, Daly City, CA 94134


TICKETS: Ticket prices range from $20, $25, $40 (VIP), $70 (Front Row) and $100 (Circus Celebrity)
Discount Opening Night tickets available for only $15 each (not valid on VIP/premium levels)
All seats are reserved; tickets available thru Ticketmaster.com, charge by phone at 800-745-3000 or visit the venue Box Office