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Dec 14th

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® announces first-ever female Ringmaster

Feld Entertainment Inc., the worldwide leader in live family entertainment, announced today that Kristen Michelle Wilson will join Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents Circus XTREME® and become the first-ever female ringmaster in the brand’s 146-year history. A professional singer with a background in theater, Wilson brings her talent and enthusiastic energy to the iconic role of ringmaster, transforming and further modernizing The Greatest Show On Earth®. Wilson will bring Circus XTREME® to the Greensboro Coliseum February 8-12, 2017.

Tickets for Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Circus XTREME are on sale now and start at $15. Additional fees may apply. All seats are reserved, and tickets are available at the Greensboro Coliseum Box Office, at Ticketmaster.com, and by calling 1-800-745-3000. For group rates and information call Greg Marston at (336) 373-7433.

For over a century, female performers have been some of Ringling Bros. biggest stars, and Wilson will continue the tradition when she joins the show on January 12, 2017 in Orlando, Fla. A dynamic performer with tremendous stage presence and exceptional vocal skills, Wilson beat out hundreds of candidates in a nationwide open audition process to earn the prestigious role. As a young woman with a diverse background, Wilson will serve as a role model, inspiring and empowering children everywhere to follow their dreams.

“We constantly travel the globe looking for the best and brightest talent,” said Alana Feld, Executive Vice President of Feld Entertainment® and Producer of Ringling Bros. “Kristen Michelle Wilson wowed us with her powerful voice and charismatic personality. We knew immediately that she would be able to connect with the audience and bring them along on the Circus XTREME adventure.”

“The Feld Family continues to bring fresh, modern elements to their productions and Circus XTREME is no exception,” says Wilson. “To be the ringmaster of The Greatest Show On Earth is a bucket-list role.”  Wilson will be the 39th ringmaster in Ringling Bros. history and will star in Circus XTREME alongside artists who redefine the word “extreme” in everything they do by combining never-before-seen spectacles with original, fast-paced performances. High-wire wizards, powerful strongmen, BMX trick riders, trampoline daredevils, inconceivable contortionists, a high-flying human cannonball, a bungee aerial skydiving display and an international assembly of more than 300 cast and crew provide 2 ½ hours of thrilling entertainment.  

Performance Schedule:

Wednesday, February 8 -- 7 PM
Thursday, February 9—10:30 AM, 7 PM
Friday, February 10 – 7 PM
Saturday, February 11 – 11 AM, 3 PM, 7 PM
Sunday, February 12 – 1 PM, 5 PM