2016 – XTREME

State of the Circus Address by Dr. Elephanetics

About this year’s Show

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The 19th Annual Children’s Premiere Night at the Circus Will Be “XTREME” Fun!

Are you ready to have XTREME fun?!?! The R&W, in association with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey®, will host the 19th Annual Children’s Premiere Night Benefitting the NIH Charities on Wednesday, March 30th.  This year’s show will be the last one featuring the elephants. Xtreme, awakens the spirit of Children of All Ages and stirs the imagination of your family. Be amazed by all the X-TRAORDINARY things you know and love about America’s favorite live family entertainment experience. Be astonished by UN-XPECTED circus spectacles you’ve never seen before and that can’t be seen anywhere else but at The Greatest Show On Earth®. Xhilaration awaits you in an imaginative journey, across the Seven Seas to surreal locations. From the hottest deserts, to the highest mountains and into the deepest jungles, come the most extraordinary of athletes, most exotic of animals and most exhilarating of thrills. Boundless Xcitement awaits with the famous Asian elephants, 16 exotic Bengal tigers, the Mongolian Cossack Riders performing amazing ballet of animal artistry on Bactrian camels, a woman who rockets across the arena at over 65 mph, breathtaking stunts on a high wire 35 feet above the arena floor, a man who defies gravity on a steel pendulum that rises high above the audience, hilarious antics from the world’s funniest clowns, over-the-top excitement in a spectacular freestyle display of acrobatics and BMX bikes and much more! Your escape from the everyday begins one hour before show time when you make your way to the arena floor.  The FREE All-Access Pre-Show, allows families to interact with the stars, mingle with an amazing group of acrobats, aerialists, animals, clowns, jugglers and more.  There’s so much the Pre-Show has to offer and the show hasn’t even started!  So grab your cotton candy and be prepared to be whisked away into a whirlwind of action and adventure.

Join us for the 19th Annual Children’s Premiere Night hosted by the NIH R&W, benefiting the NIH Charities on Wednesday, March 30th at 7pm with the FREE Pre-Show at 6pm.  You won’t hear about this on the radio or television because this night is only for special invitees from the NIH R&W…and you and your friends and family are invited!!   This event is a fundraiser for the NIH Charities and is a wonderful opportunity for the R&W to provide a magical evening to many special needs children in the local metro area.  Over the years, with your help, we have treated over 28,000 deserving children to the circus.  The NIH R&W has a goal to fill the entire Verizon Center with friends and family, so we need your help.  Pass the word along to all your friends and family and have them join you for this special evening.  Join us for an unforgettable family night of XCITEMENT as Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey presents XTREME!  Purchase your ticket for this once in a lifetime night of fun at the R&W stores in Bldg. 31 (1st floor) or Rockledge or call 301-496-2670 or online at wnih.govemployee.com/.  Tickets available include Front Row $60 (reg. $78), VIP $44 (reg. $58), Section 111 & 112 (best seats) $28 (reg. $38). So don’t delay…we have the best seats in the house for this special R&W hosted evening, but they won’t last long!  We’ll see you at the circus!  If you know of a group or organization that may be interested in purchasing a large quantity of tickets to the circus, have them contact David Browne at browned2@mail.nih.gov or 301-496-6061.