MCB was invited to attend the Media Night Opening Performance of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents DRAGONS last night so we headed up to The Palace of Auburn Hills to check out "The Greatest Show on Earth".
We made our way to our seats and discovered that The All Access Power Up Pre-show Party was in full swing down on the main floor allowing the kids to get up close and personal with the circus performers who were juggling and signing autographs. There was a bounce house and they even brought out one of the Ringling Bros. Asian elephants that made a few actual paintings which were raffled off to the crowd. As the pre-party drew to a close they ushered everyone into their seats and amazingly transformed the main floor from a kid’s fun house into a full blown circus midway in about 10 minutes!
The MCB youngsters were on the edge of their seats as the lights drew down and the opening sequence kicked off the show. Circus performers from the farthest reaches of the earth had been assembled to showcase their astounding acts of bravery and astonishing athleticism. It seemed like an endless stream of colorful performers, amazing animals and menacing machines made their way out onto the floor weaving in between each other in an astonishing intricate pattern of highly coordinated chaos. Looking around I could see Children of All Ages astonished at the spectacle before them.
As the show continued over the next few hours we were treated to a diverse blend of circus acts one after another. Some of our favorites were the Kung Fu Kings, Globe of Steel, Shaolin Kung Fu Warriors, and the Troupe Alegria. But the "taming of the big cats" stole the show with our group as we utterly amazed with Alexander Lacey's work inside the cage surrounded by a plethora of lions and tigers.
Toss in a bunch of majestic elephants, a flying midget and a clown posse that tickled your ribs and we ended up with a night the MCB yongsters will never forget.
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents DRAGONS
OPENS TONIGHT THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14
AT THE PALACE OF AUBURN HILLS
Celebrate The Year of the Dragon
and The Greatest Show On Earth!
WHO & WHAT: Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey ® Presents DRAGONS!
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents DRAGONS is a once in a millennium event that honors The Year of the Dragon!
It’s a fantastical celebratory tournament of circus champions that brings together mystic dragon lore with authentic circus feats.
The anticipation builds as Children Of All Ages® witness phenomenal Ringling Bros. circus acts, from Shaolin Kung Fu Warriors, charging Cossack riders, magnificent Asian elephants, and fierce tigers to the frenzied Globe of Steel!
The action at DRAGONS begins an hour before show time at the All Access Power Up Pre-show Party – FREE to all ticket holders.
WHEN: Thursday November 14th - Sunday November 17th 2013
6:30 pm = All Access Power up Pre-show Party
7:30 pm = Show time
WHERE: The Palace of Auburn Hills
TICKETS: Tickets are priced from $14 - $82. All seats are reserved and tickets are available for purchase at the Palace box office, by calling Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000, and online at www.ticketmaster.com
MORE INFO: Visit www.Ringling.com or call (800) 745-3000.