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Ringling Bros. return to Chicago with Circus XTREME

Features artists who redefine the word extreme in everything they do, magnifying traditional elements of the circus and combining them with never-before-seen spectacles, original fast-paced performances and incredibly hilarious moments. 

CHICAGO  – The all-new, 145th Edition of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® headed for Chicago – Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Circus XTREME. The adrenalin-fueled spectacular, scheduled to appear Nov. 5 to 15 at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Ill., and Nov. 19 to 29 at Chicago’s United Center, offers extreme thrills, exotic animals and extraordinary performers that add up to the ultimate family entertainment experience.

High-wire wizards, powerful strongmen, BMX trick riders, trampoline daredevils, inconceivable contortionists, a high-flying human cannonball, a bungee aerial skydiving display and an international assembly of more than 100 world-renowned artists provide two-and-a-half hours of thrilling entertainment. 

With such an exciting lineup, The Greatest Show On Earth® guarantees to dazzle and astound, and a Ringling Bros.® show wouldn’t be complete without a full menagerie of amazing animals. Circus XTREME features beautiful Bengal tigers, two-humped camels ridden by brave Mongolian women, impressive horses and the most popular members of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey family, the magnificent Asian elephants.

The party starts an hour before the show at the All Access Pre-show, which is free with any ticket purchase. Families can meet the international cast of performers, get up close to the circus’ menagerie of animals, try on custom costumes, learn circus skills — like juggling and walking the low wire — from the famous Ringling Bros.® Clown Alley, and even have the opportunity to win a one-of-a-kind masterpiece created by a Ringling Bros. painting pachyderms.

Tickets for Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Circus XTREME start at $20 and are available through Ticketmaster and the Allstate Arena and United Center box offices, by calling (800) 745-3000, or visiting Ringling.com. Parking is FREE with ticket purchase in all official Allstate Arena and United Center parking lots.

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