Wednesday, July 28, 2010

All-new Ringling Bros.® experience coming to Van Andel Arena®

The mystery of magic and the mastery of skill will leave audiences spellbound as Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents ZING, ZANG, ZOOM®, a mind-blowing circus spectacular where family fun is no illusion. Magical Zingmaster Alex and his assistant, the alluring Levitytia, lead audiences through a kaleidoscope of color and imagery that reveal extraordinary worlds of fantasy and phenomena that celebrate the uplifting spirit of the circus and also ward off a cynical Mr. Gravity and his team of Heavies who try to bring everyone down.

ZING ZANG ZOOM provides hours of thrilling entertainment that is fun for the whole family for about the price of a movie ticket. Ringling Bros. offers the greatest value in family entertainment making the circus Ticketmaster’s number one most purchased family event.

Tickets for ZING ZANG ZOOM go on sale Monday, August 9 at 10 a.m. and are available through, Ticketmaster (, or the Van Andel Arena box office.

Circus goers will watch in amazement as the high flying circus is literally turned upside down. They will witness apprentice illusionists from the audience mysteriously levitate their parents, and they won’t believe it, as a four-ton elephant disappears before their very own eyes. Spectators’ jaws will drop wide open when they behold Mr. Gravity transform from a human into ferocious tiger.

Illusions and magic won’t be the only acts to excite and astound audience members. This all-new circus has some of the most incredible thrill acts ever seen. Families will be breathless as they watch fearless human cannonballs blasting through the air in a dramatic display of daring bravery. Moms, Dads, and kids will teeter on the edge of their seats as they watch the Qi Qi Har Chinese Swinging Log Trapeze act making its debut in North America. A treacherous never before seen quadruple Russian fire-swing sends acrobats crisscrossing two stories in the air and the renowned dangerous dueling wheels of steel defy gravity and logic.

But perhaps the most magical of all will be the amazing and incomparable array of exotic animals, which includes a herd of grand Asian elephants, magnificent Bengal tigers and elegant Arabian and Friesian horses that join forces with human performers to create an experience that will surprise and delight Children of All Ages.

Arrive an hour before show time for the Ringling Bros. Clown College® All Access Pre-show – FREE to all ticket holders, and meet performers and animals, learn circus skills and enjoy a taste of the performance before the show even starts!

Performance Schedule
Thursday, Sept. 16- 7:00 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 17- 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 18- 11:00 a.m., 3:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 19- 2:00 p.m.

Tickets are $15, $20 and $25, with $30 VIP floor seats also available. There are also a limited number of $41 front row seats and $68 Circus Celebrity seats available. All tickets for Opening Night, excluding premium seating (VIP, front row, Circus Celebrity) are just $12. All seats are reserved, and tickets are available at or by calling Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000. For group rates and information, call 616-742-6185.

Take a look at what you can expect from Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey's mind-blowing circus spectacular!!!