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Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents Built To Amaze!, an extraordinarily engineered circus experience custom-built for family fun where Children Of All Ages®  find out what it takes to construct The Greatest Show On Earth®. The visionary blueprints have been assembled with a contemporary toolbox of unparalleled imagination that will be unleashed from shipping crates right before the audience’s eyes for the all-new circus spectacular Built To Amaze! at the Moda Center in Portland from September 17–20.

This year’s show is guaranteed to be an unforgettable experience, and my family can’t wait to soak in all of the thrills, laughs, and every minute of circus “magic.” Every year my children look forward to seeing the greatest show on earth, and this year is no exception!

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Ringmaster Andre McClain takes the Ringling Bros.® reins accompanied by his horse Comanche, as the skilled circus supervisor (alongside award-winning comedic clown Davis Vassallo) to construct a fantastic design of high-energy and wondrous performances sure to amaze and thrill audiences.

This year’s show features over 40 of the world’s best performers and masters of their crafts. 13 countries will be represented as Built to Amaze! showcases many exciting and unique acts. Check out just a few of the incredible performances and acts you’ll see this year:

  • The King Charles Troupe hailing from New York City brings one-wheeled b-ball excitement to the ring with a spirited and comedic basketball competition featuring ten whirling unicyclists
  • Crossbow Casanova presents an insanely accurate crossbow act shooting arrows through a thin piece of paper and the stem of a flower held in the mouth of his lovely assistant Ashley Vargas plus ending the act shooting off eight crossbows at once shooting the last arrow at an apple on top of his head
  • Supersonic Skyscrapers aerial casting act will stun audiences as they toss and flip through the air only by the catch and release of each other’s hands while standing on a stilt-like platform.
  • Single Trapeze act featuring a solo female aerialist named Electra performing remarkable high-flying release moves!


In addition, the show features daredevil motorcycle stunts inside the Globe of Steel, heart-pounding tricks on the Dual Wheel of Steel; edge-of-your-seat motorcycle high wire action, powerful hand-balancing duo, fun-filled performing pups, fast-paced equestrian acrobatic riders on six beautiful stallions…and of course no Ringling Bros. circus experience would be complete without our beloved performing pachyderms, the world-renowned Ringling Bros. Asian elephants featuring the precocious five-year old “April.”

Be sure to come out one hour early to each performance to meet our performers and animals on the show floor, try on costumes, learn circus skills and more at the interactive All Access Pre-Show, FREE admission to all ticket holders. This is a can’t-miss experience for kids! They have SO much fun interacting with the cast and performers during this time. Don’t miss out!

WHEN: September 17 – 20, 2015Circus Logo

Thursday, Sept 17                  7:00 PM

Friday, Sept 18                        7:00 PM

Saturday, Sept 19                   11:30 AM, 3:30 PM & 7:00 PM

Sunday, Sept 20                     12:30 PM & 4:30 PM

                        **All Access Pre-Show begins one hour prior to each performance (And the Pre-Show is a TON of fun!!)

Chasing Supermom readers can SAVE on the purchase of their circus tickets! Enter code MOM at checkout. Here are all the details:

Code: MOM

Offer: $5 off

Valid all shows except opening night. Valid on P3, P4, and P5. Online only with code. Limit 8 per order

Valid now through end of show. No double discounts

                        All seats are reserved; tickets available to purchase online at Ticketmaster.com, charge by phone at 800-745-3000 or visit the Moda Center Box Office.  

Stay tuned local readers! I will have a 4-pack of tickets up for grabs very soon! Make plans to see Built to Amaze! this year at the Moda Center, or at a town near you! See you at the circus!!