Last week the family and I headed to Fairfax to see our last Ringling Bros show. I grew up visiting the circus, and dreaming of training the big cats. Who wouldn't want to hug a lion? Spoiler alert: I still want that snuggle! It is hard to believe Ringling Bros has been around for over a 100 years and that 2017 would be the year they give their final bow. My Ringling Bros Out of this World recap is dedicated to the amazing performers both past and present. Thank you for the laughs.
Before the Show
Get to your seats early for a special treat! The performers were out in the concourse area and walking through the stands chatting with families, posing for pictures, and signing autographs. In the center ring, several different acts put on mini shows, including Alexander Lacey and Max.
Then the show began, and wow what a show! Out of this World lives up to it's name. From ice skating antics, upside down on the ceiling dance offs, pyrotechnics, to magic, Out of this World had the audience captivated the entire time. Don't worry, along with all the new fun, you can still see the classics like the Motorcycle Cage, Trapeze Artists, Clowns, and Big Cats.
The ice is on fire!
The MC of the show is Ringmaster Jonathan Lee Iverson! I might be biased because we met a few years ago, but he is the best ringmaster out there.
Out of this World is not just a circus show, it is a story. A story about finding who you are, real friendship, and learning to work together.
Washington DC area fans there is still one more weekend left to see Out of this World!
The Eagle Bank Arena (Patriot Center)
- Thursday, April 13 | 7:00 PM
- Friday, April 14 | 1:00 PM, 7:30 PM
- Saturday, April 15 | 11:30 AM, 3:30 PM, 7:30 PM
- Sunday, April 16 | 1:00 PM, 5:00 PM
**Tickets can be purchased at all Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at 800-745-3000, via www.ticketmaster.com, and at the EagleBank Arena box office.
I am a Feld Family Ambassador, and in exchange for this post and all time and efforts put into sharing my opinions and anything Feld Entertainment is offering, I was provided with complimentary tickets to this Feld show.
We had such an awesome time at Out of This World! I can’t believe it’s the last show!
I am always amazed by the talent and bravery of the performers. Cool that they walk through before the show to talk to people and take photos!
I’ve always loved going to the circus! It’s such a great family outing and there really is a favorite “act” for everyone. Personally, I love to watch the performers. We save our animal adventures for the zoos and to visit other sanctuaries for animals.
Looks like it was a lot of fun! I’m so bummed that this is the last year of the circus. I remember going when I was little and I’m so going to miss it!
What a fun time. Gosh come to think of it i haven’t been to a circus since I was 14. It’s been like forever. Now I want to go.
It has been a while since I caught a circus show. I remember it was really nice when my parents used to take us back in the days.
Pamela:: Still Dating My Spouse
I loooooooooove the circus. Sad to read this is the ladybug ringling circus. Glad your family had a great time.
This would be a great show for my kids to see. Ringling Bros Out of this World reminds me of when I was a kid and we went to the circus.
Sooo fun!! It looks like you guys had a blast! I have been wanting to take the family to the circus and need to check this one out!
This show was just so fun! The dogs were our favorite!
Lois Alter Mark
Sounds like you had a great time at the show. It’s hard to believe this is one of the last ones.
This really does look like the most fantastic circus in the world! I can’t believe it’s on it’s final run 🙁
This looks amazing! Thanks for letting us know about the show. We went a few years ago and had so much fun!