What: Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus Barnum Bash.
When: 7 p.m. Thursday and March 16, 1 and 5 p.m. March 17-18.
Where: McKenzie Arena, Fourth and Mabel streets.
Admission: $15, $22, $29, $39.
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will bring their new show, Barnum Bash, to UTC's McKenzie Arena on Thursday. The four-day stop is part of a 45-city U.S. tour.
Barnum Bash introduces the Ringling Bros. Ringlettes, who invite audience members on the arena floor for a preshow party.
According to a news release, participants can learn dance moves from Ringling Bros. clown DJ Dean, try on glitzy costumes, learn balancing and juggling skills, meet and take photos with circus stars and even step behind the curtain for an exclusive backstage experience that includes an up-close look at the most exotic animal menagerie.
The performances include Dmytrio, the Strong Man, Asian elephants, horses and ponies, and a dog act. Other featured acts include high-flying acrobatics of the Havanna Troupe, the Cruzado Troupe's "Wheel of Steel," the Duo Fusion hand balancers and comedian Anton along with DJ Dean.