Final Philly stop for Ringling Bros. circus

First, Ringling Bros. announced it would no longer have elephants perform at the circus. A couple years later, the circus is now closing completely. Are there any parallels to draw here with SeaWorld, which announced last year that it would no longer have its controversial orcas perform?


Kathy Lauer-Williams Of The Morning Call (PA)

Feb 15, 2017


Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus promises an "Out of This World" experience when it makes its final stop in Philadelphia before it shuts down permanently in May.


For the first time, the Greatest Show on Earth has added ice skating to its show of clowns, aerial performers and animal acts. The performances are designed to take families on a tour through the universe.


Families will join the Circus Space Fleet on a mission to bring performers back to Earth, traveling to interstellar worlds of sand, water, fire and ice.


The show debuts freestyle skaters, who combine the technical skill of figure skating with the edginess of hip-hop dancing.


The show also introduces the Simet Wheel, in which three performers, dressed as astronauts, give the impression that they are defying gravity in an act that combines tightrope walking and a rotating wheel.


The show also features motorcycle daredevils, contortionists and performances by big cats, dogs, pigs and a kangaroo...


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