| May 16, 2014
| 1:20 PM
Let's begin with the obvious, and most pressing, question: How in the name of Jumbo the Elephant (he's real — look it up) did a south-central Wisconsin town of 12,000 become the circus capital of the world?
It all goes back to five brothers...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 11:26 AM
Don't bother sending in the clowns: They're already here.
More than 175 clowns are expected to be in Orlando this week for the annual Clowns of America International convention.
See the video: Clowns abound in Orlando at clown convention
| Oct 26, 2014
When an aerialist balances on a pencil-thin wire or an acrobat lands seemingly impossible flips, it almost seems like circus performers have superhuman powers.
The new Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus coming to Stabler Arena in Bethlehem...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 11:41 AM
Running away to join the circus is one of the great romantic ideals. "The Circus in Winter," a new musical about how circus folk spend their downtime, has run away from Indiana to seek fame and fortune on the East Coast.
Often, when a musical is being...
| Oct 11, 2014
| 4:54 PM
A new recorded preshow announcement at the Bob Carr Theater explains that the venue is now run by the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, and politely reminds patrons to turn off their cell phones.
Based on the flickering phone screens I...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 12:16 PM
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey will return to the United Center and Allstate Arena in Rosemont in November with “Legends,” a melange of traditional circus and mythological beasts, it was announced on Thursday.
The creative talent involved...
| Oct 10, 2014
| 9:23 AM
Find out what it takes to build the Greatest Show On Earth during the all new Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey show titled "Built To Amaze" coming to the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport Thursday through Sunday, Oct. 23 through 26.
Andre McClain is...
| Oct 4, 2014
| 12:56 PM
The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra welcomes back the circus on Saturday, Oct. 11 — Cirque de la Symphonie, to be specific.
Circus artists, including world-recordholders and Olympians, perform stunts, accompanied by familiar classical music...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 11:32 AM
Children and adults of all ages can visit a "big top" production that will make its home in Burbank next month. Circus Vargas returns Oct. 3 through 13, raising its big tent by the Golden State (5) Freeway, near the Burbank Boulevard exit.
| Sep 28, 2014
| 11:09 AM
If the graceful aerialists, mighty strongmen and goofy clown humor of the circus puts stars in your eyes, you’ll enjoy Sarasota. John Ringling of Ringling Brothers circus fame not only made a home there but left his imprint on the county known today...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 11:42 AM
Elephant trainers in traveling circuses will be banned from using bullhooks and other tools “designed to inflict pain” while in Los Angeles under new rules that the City Council approved Wednesday.
Animal rights activists argue that...