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Feld Entertainment, a family-owned company and worldwide leader in live entertainment experiences, is excited to welcome Children of All Ages to the highly anticipated North American tour of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey The Greatest Show On Earth, the immersive, live, family entertainment experience is unlike anything audiences have ever seen, filled with incredible feats that push the limits of human potential. The reimagined American Icon will captivate families through a 360-degree experience that brings fans into the action and the music, creating real connections between audiences and performers.

Packed with explosive excitement, The Greatest Show On Earth begins and ends with a bang! Lauren Irving, Alex Stickels, and Jan Damm join forces as Aria, Stix, and Nick Nack who serve as the soul, rhythm, and funny bone of the show, guiding audiences through an interactive and immersive experience. The music-filled journey is bursting with catchy rhythms, beats, songs, and laughter that will have audiences clapping, tapping, singing, and laughing along. As Aria, Stix, and Nick Nack serve as show guides, they encounter never-before-seen stunts, acrobatic displays, and comedic acts along the way. A globally diverse cast that includes 75 performers hailing from 18 countries including Argentina, Canada, Cuba, Ethiopia, Italy, Mongolia, Spain, Ukraine, and the United States will inspire audiences through a variety of unbelievable circus acts, including: Never-Before-Seen Stunts, The Triangular Highwire, The Double Wheel of Destiny, Hilarious Comedic Performances, The Ultimate Playground,

Criss-Cross Trapeze, Aerial & Acrobatic Spectacle, Ringling Rocket, Record-Breaking Heights, the One Wheel Wonder, Dynamic Musical Performances, and Argendance.

It was a pleasure to sit down with “One Wheel Wonder” Wesley Williams for this exclusive Hotspots interview:

When did you get your first bicycle and your first Unicycle?

I learned how to ride a bicycle when I was 3 years old and since then I have wanted a unicycle. My parents took me to see Ringling Bros. & Barnum and Bailey in Sunrise (we lived in Weston) at 6 years old, and since then I wanted to try riding a unicycle. That Christmas my parents bought me a Unicycle and after that there was no looking back. By 15 I was touring and by 17 touring full time.

How did it feel when you found out you were a Guinness World record holder for riding the tallest unicycle in the world?

I set out to do it for a long time, as Guinness was my favorite book growing up and I wanted to be a part of that. I now broke the record 3 times and it’s an honor to have your name in the book, and for 2024 my picture made it in the book.

You have traveled all over the world performing. Do you have a favorite city or cities?

Oh well I love south Florida because I was born and raised there, and I am excited to come back home and perform. Every place is a little bit different. As I soak every place in I learn about the culture and try the food and create memories for myself as I appreciate every opportunity.

What made you decide to work for Ringling Brothers and how has it been?

I always wanted to be a part of it since I was 6 years old. When it closed I thought the dream was over and then when they came back they saw me performing in Monte Carlo and that’s where Kenneth Feld put in the word to make it happen. I got cast only 3 months before the show premiered.

What is your favorite part of this circus?

My favorite part is that I get to be a character in a lot of the acts, so I get to watch the acts every night. It almost doesn’t feel real to me as I have been such a big fan almost all my life. The circus is timeless.

Describe yourself in 3 words?

Energetic, youthful, daring, and unique…and yes I know that’s 4 words. 

What do you do for fun?

I am a huge football fan, and anything competitive.

What should our readers expect from this new version of the Greatest Show on Earth?

You can expect the unexpected, as we reinvented the circus. Its circus at its heart but there are no animals. After 6 years off, we reflected and brought in technology, and risers and AV and we scoured the world of the best of the best. It’s a 2-hour nonstop show. It entertains from ages 1 to Grandparents and expect the unexpected because it really is special for everyone.

 

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Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey plays at the Amerant Bank Arena in Sunrise: Saturday, January 27 at 11am, 3pm, and 7pm and Sunday, January 28 at10:30am, 2:30pm & 6:30pm.

For more information or tickets go to Ringling.com.