Friday, August 28, 2015

I want to be a clown!

For as long as I can remember, I have joked with my husband that I am going to run away and join the circus. I am kind of thrilled that I actually can now. Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus are offering people the opportunity to be in the show!

Auditions for clowns for the Salt Lake City show are Wednesday, Sept. 23rd from 10 AM -1:30 PM at The Energy Solutions Arena. To register for an audition please visit

Here is what you need to know before auditioning: Auditionees must be 18 or older and come prepared to show a 3-5 minute routine. This routine should display exaggerated facial expressions and body language, showcase any unique physical skills (juggling, unicycle riding, gymnastics, etc.) and demonstrate an understanding of their comedy, a sense of personality and a true desire to become a member of the world famous, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Clown Alley.

Auditionees should not wear any clown makeup and should not wear any costumes. Loose, comfortable clothing should be worn. It is preferred, but not required, that you bring a headshot and a resume to your audition.

Here is the information on the circus itself!

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Circus XTREME is coming to EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake September 24-28.

Thursday, September 24                    7:00 PM
Friday, September 25             3:30 PM & 7:00 PM
Saturday, September 26                    11:30 AM, 3:30 PM & 7:00 PM
Sunday, September 27                       1:00 PM & 4:30 PM
Monday, September 28                      7:00 PM

EnergySolutions Arena – 301 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101

  Ticket prices range from $20, $35 (VIP) and $65-70 (Front Row)*
  Kids (ages 2-12) tickets available for only $10 each for select seating on weekday shows

So..... are you going to be the next Circus Clown?
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Michelle said...

Oh Boy! This looks like lots of fun and definitely a great family experience!

Diana Hansen said...

How fun!

Diana Hansen said...

How fun!

Melanie @ bear rabbit bear said...

I did know that they did auditions for that! Sounds like fun!

kristi dominguez said...

Oh to be a fly on the wall during those auditions, lol!

Sheena @ Hot Eats and Cool Reads said...

This sounds like so much fun! Something I'd love to experience!

Cathy Mini said...

I have a fear of probably not :-)

Lydia Filgueras said...

It would be fun if they televised the auditions and rehearsals the way the NFL does their training camps.

Julie is Coco and Cocoa said...

I don't have any clown skills (juggling, unicycling riding, etc). But I bet the auditions would be fun to watch!

Jamie H said...

Wow, wouldn't that be wild to be a clown? I bet they get to see some interesting things! I hadn't heard that the circus would be in SLC, but I'm going to try and make it down there (I live in SE Idaho). Sounds fun!

Integrated Learning Strategies said...

This is so cool! I love the circus and that's so much fun they are having tryouts. I wouldn't make a great performer, but I sure would love to take my nieces. I'll have to take them. Can't wait!

Rebecca Brosemer said...

How much fun would it be to be in the circus? I wish I lived closer so I could check it out!!