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May 10, 2013

10:30am and 7pm.

XL Center


All Ages

$15 and up

Event description: The audience is invited to witness the circus machinery as it is assembled from shipping crates and watch the international cast of performers as they prepare for the show. Audience members learn hip dance moves during the dance party, try on custom designed costumes, learn circus skills like juggling from the famous Ringling Bros. Clown Alley and even have the opportunity to witness and win a one of a kind masterpiece created by Asia, Ringling Bros. very own painting pachyderm. Once the set is in place, 110 of the world's performers representing 17 countries along with 95 exotic and domestic animals create never-before-seen heart pounding performances that include the Tower Tumblers a troupe of competitive aerial athletes from the Ukraine and whirling unicyclists from New York City. Tickets are available at Ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster outlets, or by phone at 1-800-745-3000.

Address: One Civic Center Plaza
Hartford, CT 06103
Phone: 800-745-3000
Website: xlcenter.com

About XL Center

The XL Center entertains millions of visitors annually with a variety of concerts, family shows, ice-skating spectaculars, consumer events and trade shows throughout the season. The venue has played host to an extraordinary roster of world-renowned artists, including Taylor Swift, Justin Timberlake, Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, Pearl Jam, Black Eyed Peas, Britney Spears, Drake, and many others. The 16,000+ seat downtown arena also is home to the nine-time National Champion UConn Women's Basketball team and the four-time National Champion UConn Men's Basketball team. Led by Hall of Fame basketball Head Coach Geno Auriemma and Kevin Ollie, the Men's & Women's basketball programs have established themselves as national powerhouses.