This is a giant step forward in the revitalization of Coney Island - which in 2009 is truly becoming New York's great staycation destination!
Brooklyn, New York (PRWEB) April 30, 2009
With a pachyderm proudly parading along Coney Island's iconic boardwalk, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey announced today that tickets are now on sale for more than 70 history-making performances of The Coney Island Boom A Ring.
Yes, it's true: The Greatest Show On Earth™ will be performing at Coney Island this Summer from June 18 (which will be a special opening-night "Salute To Coney Island") through September 7 -- that's a full 12 weeks of wondrous family entertainment not to be missed! And stay tuned for all the community events and special surprises we have in store for Brooklyn residents and visitors to the world-famous Boardwalk, beach and beyond.
The announcement marks the first time in its 139-year history that Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey will perform in Coney Island. It is also the first time ever that The Greatest Show On Earth will perform under the big top on the boardwalk in Brooklyn.
"Having The Greatest Show On Earth performing in Coney Island is an historic partnership of two great American entertainment icons," said Kenneth Feld, Ringling Bros. Producer and Chairman and CEO of Feld Entertainment, Inc. "This is a giant step forward in the revitalization of Coney Island - which in 2009 is truly becoming New York's great staycation destination!"
The Coney Island BOOM A RING will be raising its air-conditioned tent between the boardwalk and Surf Avenue, between 20th and 21st Streets. The site will include a food court that will be accessible from the boardwalk and an Animal Open House so all ticket holders will have the opportunity to observe the beautiful and talented animals and their caregivers who are an integral part of The Greatest Show On Earth.
Justin Case serves as the hilarious host of The Coney Island Boom A Ring, in which the action bounces from one high-energy act to the next. Featuring a daring crossbow demonstration by Martti Peltonen that takes archery to new extremes, mind-boggling illusions by master magician Joel Ward and the Urias globe of steel where whizzing motorcyclists orbit within inches of a female, The Coney Island Boom A Ring is a family thrill that's not to be missed.
Of course, The Greatest Show On Earth is not complete without its amazing animal family. Vicenta Pages, one of the world's youngest performing tiger trainers, demonstrates the bond she shares with her rare white-striped Bengal tigers in a dazzling display of acrobatic jumps, balancing and even a high-five. Ramon Esqueda performs alongside majestic Asian elephants and Diana Vedyashkina presents a delightful Daschund dog act.
The Coney Island Boom A Ring will bring Coney Island families closer to the amazing performers that make the thrilling magic happen. During the FREE all-access pre-show, which starts an hour before show time, audience members will have a chance to meet the performers -- and even learn some circus skills of their own.
The Coney Island Boom A Ring is a one-of-a-kind experience that engages all the senses while providing Children Of All Ages with a day at The Greatest Show On Earth® they never imagined possible!
Ticket prices start at just $10 and range up to $65 for intimate Ringside seating.
For a complete schedule of performances and more information on The Coney Island Boom A Ring, including our official blog visit http://www.Ringling.com/ConeyIsland. Follow us on Twitter @RBBBConeyIsland!
About Feld Entertainment, Inc.
Feld Entertainment is the worldwide leader in producing and presenting live entertainment experiences that lift the human spirit and create indelible memories, with 30 million people in attendance at its shows each year. Feld Entertainment's productions have appeared in more than 60 countries on six continents and include Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey, Feld Motor Sports, Disney On Ice and Disney Live!. More information on Feld Entertainment is available at http://www.feldentertainment.com.