Saturday, November 5, 2011

ringling bros and barnum and bailey: fully charged! review

our family had a fabulous time at the circus thursday night. i don't know if i had more fun watching the show or watching lilianna watching the show. she clapped, she oohed and ahhhed and danced along to the music.

this year i was quite relieved to discover that the performance focuses more on the talents and activities on the performers instead of overdoing the bright lights and sensory overload of last year's show. the show seemed quieter and more subdued--and that was just right with all of us. we were able to focus our attention on the performers' awe-inspiring feats.

...and they were indeed awe-inspiring.  some of our favorites from zing, zang, zoom were back, like taba the tiger tamer (who also does the elephants and horses), and alberto and guillermo on their spinning wheels of death (that might not be the right name for it, but that is how i felt while watching them!).  we also enjoyed the new clown cars and bikes and the hopping guys on their bouncy stilts.

if you do decide to go to the show (don't forget the discount on tickets), i would highly recommend getting to the show early enough to spend time on the floor with the performers.  we got to meet brian, who seems like an average guy you would meet on the street, but who sets himself on fire before flying through the air after being shot from a giant catapult.  we had our program signed by many of the performers.  the kids tried on some of the (heavy!) costumes that are similar to those worn in the show.

i thought fully charged! was a perfect show for the kids (and bill and i loved it too).  you won't want to miss it!

my family received free tickets to the show from the feld family entertainment group. regardless, the thoughts and opinions expressed here are purely my own.

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