Baltimoreans Will Have One Last Chance To See The Ringling Bros. Performers In Action

In January, The Ringling Bros. circus announced it would be closing down after a 146-year run. The circus made its debut in Mazomanie, Wisconsin in 1882 and there will never be another source of entertainment like it.

The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus era will come to an end on May 21, but not before Baltimoreans get one last chance to attend the “Greatest Show on Earth.”

 

Ringling Bros. And Barnum & Bailey Circus

Live performances include animal acts, acrobatic stunts, juggling routines, a trick horse act and many more. However, the entertainment will take a new twist in the last phase of the show, performances will take place on an ice rink, which has never been done before in circus history.

Davis Vassallo, a fourth-generation clown, grew up in the circus, performing alongside his father whenever possible.

“My grandfather was a clown,” Vassalo said. “My father was a clown. Sometimes he made me part of the show. He put me in makeup and in the ring and that exactly what I’ve done with my daughter. She’s 7 and in the ring with me and the tradition continues”

Vassalo has plans to move back to Italy, where he will continue to be a circus performer.

The Ringling Bros. circus will hold its last show in Baltimore on April 30 at the Royal Farms Arena. Visit Ticketmaster for information on tickets.

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