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Patriot Center
4400 University Dr Fairfax, VA 22030
703-993-3000
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35 events
18 reviews
5 stars
attended Apr 12 2012

The seats were ok, to one side and very near the top. Usually we get better seats from Goldstar. The circus was the circus. I'm a big fan and go every year. I can't imagine not going.

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34 events
16 reviews
18 stars
attended Apr 12 2012

Not your grandmother's circus! Much more human talent and much less reliance on "trained" animals (even though the tigers were beautiful.) It was fun and I recommend it for "children" of all ages!

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10 reviews
3 stars
attended Apr 05 2012

It was a great show - if not a little too intense for the youngest kids. Most of the show was acrobatic feats, etc. There was a tiger tamer - and it was a little sad for the tigers. If you overlook the animal issue - it was still pretty great...continued

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Description

Don’t miss Fully Charged, the all-new surge of circus entertainment from Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey®, where megawatts of thrills explode off the arena floor with breathtaking dare-devilry, superhuman stunts and never-before-seen performances that energize children of all ages!    

The most electrifying edition ever of Ringling Bros.® celebrates performance power that boosts circus-goer excitement. The amazing acts, which can only be seen at The Greatest Show On Earth®, include Tabayara, a dynamic animal trainer whose rare ability to communicate with animals allows him to ride rearing stallions at a fully charged gallop and orchestrate majestic four-ton Asian Elephants in a symphony of dance. When he stands inside a cage, eye-to-eye with 12 ferocious tigers, Tabayara sees family where others see danger.     

Audiences will feel the earth shake when the Ukrainian strongman duo of Dmitry Nadolinkskiy and Ruslan Gilmulin, who are as wide as they are tall, enter the arena. The brawny twosome give the word manpower a whole new meaning as they lift large cumbersome telephone poles, which weigh up to half a ton, and twirl them above their heads while acrobats balance atop.      

The Fearless Fernandez Brothers dial up the thrills as they perform daring feats of athleticism on the Twin Turbines of Steel, including extreme jumps and twists inside the moving wheels! Audiences will crackle with excitement as they watch Guillermo perform a 360 degree flying forward somersault, three stories in air, a feat so difficult it has only been attempted by one other person in the 141-year history of Ringling Bros. The Human Fuse, Brian Miser, sets the arena sky ablaze as he rockets through the air from his self-made human crossbow. Don’t blink as he flashes across the sky in less than a second, and travels 80 feet at 65 miles per hour.    

Ever wonder how many clowns it takes to change a light bulb? The hilarious hoopla continues to flow as the clowns from the world-famous Ringling Bros.® clown-alley, charge-up the audiences’ funny bones with hysterical silly antics and clownish comedy.   

The action at Fully Charged begins an hour before show time at the All Access Pre-show — which is free to all ticket holders. Get to know the world’s greatest performers, meet some amazing animals in person, and work to become CircusFit all before the show starts!