Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey: Fun Facts

Infrastructure Fun Facts:

· The 139th Edition contains 27 acts, including 12 magical illusions and the Clown Alley Blow-off number prior to the National Anthem.

· It takes 16 hours to assemble the new stage and rigging.

· It takes 6 hours to tear down the stage and rigging.

· 3 miles of cable are used to power the ZING ZANG ZOOM production.

· It takes 91,380 watts of power to run the show.

· Over 1 mile of audio cable is used to connect the 56 speakers to the audio control board.

· 12 wireless microphone frequencies are used at one time during the performance. The audio control board has 64 channels of inputs.

· 4,335 tons of equipment is moved from city to city (4,135 by train, 200 over land).

· There are 350 costume changes per show.

· 60 pounds of confetti are used in each city where ZING ZANG ZOOM appears.

Don't miss this mind -blowing circus spectacular!!! Tickets go on-sale Monday, August 9, 2010. Tickets can be purchased in-person at the Van Andel Arena box office, www.ringling.com, www.ticketmaster.com or by calling Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000.