Sunday, October 5, 2014


Iconic Ringling Bros.® Stars 
Meet Fabled Mythological Creatures
At The Place Where Legends Live - 
The Greatest Show On Earth®

St. Louis, MO - October 3, 2014 - Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents LEGENDS, an all-new edition that unites iconic circus stars with living mythological creatures in a celebration of the LEGENDS that have captured imaginations for centuries.  Ringmaster Johnathan Lee Iverson guides Paulo the Legend Seeker on his quest to discover real, living legends from around the world and presents Paulo's fantastic discoveries to circus fans everywhere.

Shows take place at the Scottrade Center, Friday, October 17, at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.; Saturday, October 18, at 11 a.m., 3 p.m., and 7 p.m.; and Sunday, October 19, at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.  Tickets begin at $17.  Visit or dial 800-745-3000 to purchase by phone. Tickets also may be purchased at the Scottrade Center box office at 1401 Clark in downtown St. Louis.
An hour before show time, families can come to the arena floor and participate in interactive, up-close circus experiences, the All-Access Pre-show and the brand new Ringmaster Zone
Free to all ticketholders, the All Access Pre-show allows circus fans to learn juggling and balancing skills, meet the performers of The Greatest Show On Earth, get autographs, take photos and enter to win a one-of-a-kind Pachyderm Painting. 
For the ultimate circus fan experience, the producers have created a new, exclusive, intimate experience: the Ringmaster Zone. A combined value with the best seats in the house, the Ringmaster Zone offers families an unprecedented look behind the curtain of The Greatest Show On Earth. Fans have the opportunity to walk on the Ringling Red Carpet with Ringmaster Jonathan Lee Iverson and the stars of the show, step inside the Globe of Steel, take photos on the ringmaster's float and have an up-close elephant encounter.
  "Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey is where legends live, and we constantly ask our audiences to believe in the unbelievable.  For this edition we've combined a number of mythical themes and stories into a lavish production of sight and sound unlike any show we have ever created," says Producer Nicole Feld.
Mythology meets reality as Paulo encounters the wondrous Pegasus and the amazing Unicorn, as well as circus legends such as big cat presenter Alexander Lacey; the Riders of the Wind Cossack horsemen; and motorcycle daredevils, the Torres Family.  They all come together along with a cast spanning 25 countries in a spectacular production.

Experience magnificent Asian elephants, a twenty-acrobat troupe perched atop only a pair of bicycles, and a never-before-seen double-wide, high-flying trapeze act.

"A legend is something so magical and larger than life that once you see it, you never forget it.  The talent in this show is unprecedented and embodies the name LEGENDS," says Producer Alana Feld.  "My sister and I were speechless when we saw these acts the first time.  We searched the world for the best of the best and put them together in an unforgettable show."

The extraordinary talent that can only be seen at Ringling Bros  Present LEGENDS 
  • Hailing from Great Britain, Alexander Lacey's special bond with lions, tigers and a majestic leopardallow him to present a legendary mixed cat display that has garnered him awards from the renowned International Circus Festival of Monte-Carlo and The Festival International du Cirque de Massy (France). With each performance, Lacey demonstrates his lifetime dedication to training and caring for these beautiful animals as he showcases their natural agility, strength and the unconditional respect and cooperation they share.
  • The Riders of the Wind thunder into the arena on the backs of thoroughbred horses and are the protectors of the mythological Pegasus and Unicorn.  These speeding daredevil Cossack riders display their strength and amazing dexterity as they perform intricate maneuvers, including a remarkable five-man high pyramid, while galloping at more than 25 miles per hour in a 46-foot-diameter, specially-designed ring.
  • From Paraguay, the fearless Torres Family shatters records and dares to achieve the impossible by putting seven family members, including one female rider, on speeding motorcycles inside the Globe of Steel. Once locked inside the 16-foot globe, they will orbit at an unprecedented 65 miles per hour with only six inches to spare between each rider, avoiding collision by relying on their rigorous accuracy and confidence in each other.
  • An elite super-group of high-flying trapeze artists from the U.S., Brazil, Venezuela and Mexico, The Solar Hawks present a never-before-seen double-wide flying trapezeact designed specifically for The Greatest Show On Earth. This dream team exhibits precision, stamina, strength and perfect form while attempting four consecutive triple somersaults with only seconds between each release.
  • The Chinese National Acrobatic Troupe from Beijing impresses audiences with a number of diverse acts that include fast-paced hoop diving through astonishingly tall and impossibly narrow hoops, an elegant rolling ballet on bicycles where acrobats perform feats and build an incredible pyramid and breathtaking pole climbers executing flips and twists accompanied by traditional, dancing Chinese lions.
  • Also hailing from China, the Jade Statues come to life in a graceful display combining elegant choreography, precise timing and coordination with jaw-dropping diablo juggling skills. The spinning diablos dance in the air like synchronized fountains and are caught by these masterful artists in a unique and memorable performance.
  • A heartwarming presentation of showmanship with an animal menagerie ranging from ten to 10,000 pounds can only be found at Ringling Bros. Presents LEGENDS. Treasured Ringling Bros. Asian Elephants, from the largest herd in North America, are presented in an incredible spectacle that cannot be seen anywhere but at Ringling Bros. Other legendary animals from almost every continent include North American rescue dogs, donkeys from Europe, pigs from Asia, llamas from South America, kangaroos from Australia and a special surprise...Woolly the Mammoth.
  • Under the baton of bandleader Wages Argott, the dynamic, nine-piece Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Band performs an original score of over 200 pieces of music arranged by award-winning Hollywood and Broadway composers.
To design Ringling Bros. Presents LEGENDS, producers Nicole Feld and Alana Feld assembled a creative team whose special story-telling experience forms the foundation for a circus worthy of the LEGENDS it represents. 

Rye Mullis (Director) - Mullis returns to Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey asDirector of LEGENDS. Previously, he was part of the creative team for Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents 
Built To Amaze!SMBARNUM BASHSMBellobrationSM, OVER THE TOP, and BARNUM 200SM. Other notable production credits include Disney's The Cheetah Girls, Yanni Voices Tour, American Dance and Disney's Imagination Movers Tour. Mullis' stage experiences include performances in Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein The Musical, Curtains and Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

Bonnie Landrum (Writer) - Landrum brings her talents in comedy and storytelling to this production. 
Her writing credits include Nickelodeon's The Troop, Six Degrees, Veronica's Closet, Malcolm in the Middle, Friends and others. Stanley Meyer (Production Designer) - Meyer's critically acclaimed work includes the smash-hit Broadway show Disney's Beauty and the Beast, the outdoor spectacular productions of Peter Pan's Neverland at Universal Studios Japan and SeaWorld's Blue Horizon. Meyer's credits also include recent Feld Entertainment productions Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents BARNUM 200SM and Disney On Ice presents Dare To Dream.

Amy Clark
(Costume Designer) - A veteran of Ringling Bros. productions, Clark leads the costume team to bring LEGENDS to life. Her theatre credits include A Night with Janis Joplin (Broadway), Chaplin (Broadway), Show Boat, The Little Mermaid and many others.

Jim Dooley (Score Composer) - Dooley is an Emmy-winning composer/songwriter well known in film, television and video game circles. In 2013, Dooley was honored with Academy Award nominations for the animated short Maggie Simpson in The Longest Daycare and the live action short The Buzkashi Boys. Dooley also was a composer, arranger and orchestrator on such notable features as Columbia Pictures' The Da Vinci Code, Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, DreamWorks' The Ring, and many others.

Lucian Piane (Music Composer) - Piane's work includes composing credits for feature films such as Team America, Rumor Has It, the Broadway show Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me and the 76th Annual Academy Awards. Piane received his first RIAA Platinum Album Award for his production work on New Line Record's Grammy-nominated soundtrack to the feature film Hairspray.

Michael Himelstein
(Lyricist) - Himelstein is a three-time Emmy-nominated songwriter whose television and film credits include Shrek, The Sopranos, Saturday Night Live and The Tonight Show.  Himelstein has written lyrics for eight editions of Ringling Bros.
Kevin Wilson & Marcel Wilson (Choreographers) - The Wilson brothers' choreographic style is a fusion of jazz, contemporary, hip-hop and musical theatre. They have worked with artists such as Mariah Carey, Cher, Christina Aguilera, Juan Luis Guerra, Paulina Rubio and others. Their work has been seen on ABC's Dancing With The Stars, America's Got Talent, Your Chance To Dance, Nickelodeon's Halo Awards, The Miss Universe Pageant, the film Rock Of Ages and more.

Abigail Rosen Holmes (Lighting Designer) Holmes has been responsible for lighting design for concert, film, television, corporate buildings and architecture. She has designed for The Cure, Cher, Janet Jackson, Peter Gabriel and many others. Her television and film lighting includes Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus 3D Concert Film, Martina McBride/PBS Great Performances, Shakira's Oral Fixation and Roger Waters' The Wall.

Darrel Maloney (Video and Production Designer)
Maloney has designed for broadcast, commercials, film and theatre. His projection and video designs for Broadway include Green Day's American Idiot, St. James Theatre, A Night With Janis Joplin, Lyceum Theatre, and more.

For the national tour schedule and to find out more about Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents LEGENDS, visit and follow us on Twitter @RinglingBros and @NicoleFeld. Search RinglingBros and like us on Facebook, follow us on Instagram and watch us on YouTube.

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