Inside the "Greatest Show on Earth"

August 15, 2008 4:29:20 PM PDT
The Ringling Brothers circus is back and this year it's bigger and better than ever. Nick Smith took a trip to the circus and gives us a behind the scenes look at "The Greatest Show on Earth!"

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® returns to the Bay Area with the 138th edition of The Greatest Show On Earth?, this year presenting Over The TopSM, a wacky and whimsical circus spectacular where audiences will experience a world where dogs fly, Asian elephants skip, hop, and groove, and even a porcupine can steal the spotlight. Come 90 minutes early for the Animal Open House, for a chance to visit the animals up close, and 60 minutes before show-time to see the performers, pose for photos, and enjoy a pre-show entertainment in the center-ring. All free with your admission ticket! The circus plays in Oakland at the ORACLE Arena Aug. 14-17 and at HP Pavilion at San Jose Aug. 20-24.

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