By Patricia Hall, FairfaxFamilyFun.com
Circus fans, take note: the legendary Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is coming to town soon, and this will be the last time for you to see “the Greatest Show on Earth.” Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey bring its latest production, Out Of This WorldTM to the Washington, DC, area, with shows at the Verizon Center in downtown DC March 31-April 2 and at EagleBank Arena in Fairfax, VA, April 7-16, 2017 (the show also travels to Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore April 20-30). See show details below, and enter for your chance to win tickets!
As Feld Entertainment, the circus producers, announced earlier this year, after more than 100 years in operation and thousands of shows, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is closing at the end of its 2017 season. Area families will get to see extraordinary performers and exotic animals one last time in a production that combines traditional circus acts with dazzling new feats with a space travel theme
In Out Of This World, audiences will be treated to an interactive, action-packed storyline filled with space-age family fun and technology. Through the lens of a magic telescope capable of discovering the most spectacular circus stars in the galaxy, they will join the Circus Space Fleet on a heroic mission of good versus evil to bring performers back to Earth, traveling to interstellar worlds of sand, water, fire and ice.
For the first time, the Ringling Bros. circus show features thrill skaters in addition to unbelievable performances by gravity-defying acrobats, majestic animals, and hilarious clowns. The production is a nonstop display of artistic athleticism, with acts seamlessly transitioning from floor to air to ice, a feat never before done in Ringling Bros. shows.
Tickets start at $25 each and are available at all Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at 800-745-3000, via www.ticketmaster.com, and at the Verizon Center and EagleBank Arena box offices. The schedule is:
The Verizon Center, Washington, DC
- Friday, March 31: 10:30 am and 7:30 pm
- Saturday, April 1: 11:30 am, 3:30 pm, 7:30 pm
- Sunday, April 2: 11:30 am, 3:30 pm, 7:30 pm
EagleBank Arena, Fairfax, VA
- Friday, April 7: 10:30 am and 7:30 pm
- Saturday, April 8: 11:30 am, 3:30 pm, and 7:30 pm
- Sunday, April 9: 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm
- Thursday, April 13: 7:00 pm
- Friday, April 14: 1:00 pm and 7:30 pm
- Saturday, April 15: 11:30 am, 3:30 pm, and 7:30 pm
- Sunday, April 16: 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm
Win tickets to the circus!
Fairfax Family Fun is giving away tickets to one lucky subscriber! The winner will get four tickets to the Friday, April 7, show at 7:30 pm at EagleBank Arena (tickets good for this show only). To enter, simply:
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Enter by 11:59 pm on Wednesday, March 22, 2017. The winner will be picked immediately after that and notified by email. The winner must reply by noon on Thursday, March 23, 2017, to claim the prize; failure to do so risks forfeiture. Tickets will be sent via email to the winner. Contestants agree to abide by our giveaway terms and conditions.
Disclosure: I am a Feld Family Ambassador and in exchange for my time and efforts to promote this show I receive complimentary tickets and special invitations. The opinions expressed in this post are my own.