GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) - It is called "The Greatest Show on Earth®" and it opened right here in Grand Rapids Thursday night.
The Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus is full of adrenaline pumping, high stakes entertainment. This year the show's theme is DRAGONS, in honor of The Year of the Dragon.
Circus performers from all over the world showcase acts full of bravery and athleticism. They include, The Shaolin Kung Fu Warriors; Fearless High-Flyers; Cossack Riders; and Maestro of Magnificent Cats, just to name a few. And of course the show will feature The Legends of Laughter clowns and the Asian elephants.
Show times are: Thursday, Sept. 19 - 7:00 PM; Friday, Sept. 20 - 7:00 PM; Saturday, Sept. 21 - 11:00 AM, 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM and Sunday, September 22 - 1:00 PM & 5:00 PM at The Van Andel Arena.
An hour before each show, ticket holders will have access to an interactive All Access Pre-show where families can learn juggling and balancing skills, get performers' autographs, see one of Ringling Bros. majestic Asian elephant's paint a one-of-a-kind masterpiece and meet the Ringling Bros. Clowns.
Tickets are priced from $15 - $68.