(Laredo, TX) May 28, 2009 – Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is coming to the Laredo Entertainment Center June 4 -7 and bringing a special opportunity to the area. On Monday, June 1, the Ambassadors of Laughter, Dave and Cherie Gregg, will be at the LEC with an offer that shouldn’t be refused. From 1:00 PM until 4:00 PM, anyone bringing ten cans of non-perishable food for the Laredo Food Bank will receive a voucher for a free ticket to the circus. Vouchers are limited to four per family. All food will be distributed locally by the Laredo Food Bank. This is a special opportunity to see the all new production of BOOM A RING an action-packed circus spectacular where the energy bursts out of the ring, into the audience and bounces back to electrify the Ringling Bros.® performers. Circus-goers will enjoy an up-close and personal experience as they sit feet away from beautiful white tigers, majestic Asian elephants and thrilling acrobats from around the world!
Tickets are on sale now and are available through www.Ringling.com, Ticketmaster.com, Ticket Centers including various H-E-B locations and at the Laredo Entertainment Center box office.
Justin Case serves as the hilarious host of Ringling Bros. presents BOOM A RING where the action bounces from one high-energy act to the next. Featuring a daring crossbow demonstration by Martti Peltonen that takes archery to new extremes, mindboggling illusions by master magician Joel Ward and the Urias globe of steel where whizzing motorcyclists orbit within inches of a female, BOOM A RING is a show not to be missed.
Of course, Ringling Bros. is not complete without its amazing animal family. Vicenta Pages, one of the world’s youngest performing tiger trainers, demonstrates the bond she shares with her rare white-striped Bengal tigers in a dazzling display of acrobatic jumps, balancing and even a high-five. Ramon Esqueda performs alongside majestic Asian elephants and Diana Vedyashkina presents a delightful Daschund dog act.
BOOM A RING will bring circus patrons closer to the amazing performers that make the thrilling magic happen. During the FREE All Access Pre-show, which starts an hour before show time, the audience will have a chance to meet and get to know the performers personally. Circus fans will discover how the performers got into the circus world, how they train each day to prepare for the show, and even learn some circus skills of their own. Then they’ll get to see their new friends in action during the circus spectacular.
BOOM A RING is a one-of-a-kind experience that engages all the senses while providing Children Of All Ages with a day at The Greatest Show On Earth® they never imagined possible!
Thursday, June 4 @ 7:30 PM; Friday, June 5 @ 7:30 PM, Saturday, June 6 @ 3 PM & 7PM, and Sunday, June 7 @ 2:30 PM. All tickets subject to facility fee. Tickets are $12.25, $14.25, & $18.25, with a limited number of $28.25 VIP floor seats also available. All seats are reserved and available at www.Ringling.com, Ticketmaster and the Laredo Entertainment Center or 1-800-745.3000.
For more information on The Greatest Show on Earth visit www.Ringling.com