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The circus comes to town!

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CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) -

The circus has come to town!

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents Barnum Bash will perform April 27-29 at the Show Me Center.

With over 100 cast and crew, the circus offers big entertainment in 45 cities across America. Spectators can see everything from the elephants to a troupe that spins high in the air on a death-defying wheel of Steele!

For more information on this weekend's circus, including show times, go to www.showmecenter.biz or www.semoevents.com.

By the numbers - this is the Bash Barnum built:

  • Four semis plus a flatbed trailer and generator trailer
  • 100 road cases
  • 12,000 feet of cable
  • 15 conventional and 35 moving lights
  • Three animal trailers
  • 50,000 watts of speaker power
  • Four lighting and sound boards
  • 17 pieces to the ring curb
  • 22 pieces of floor rubber
  • 17 points of rigging
  • 22 chain motors
  • Three confetti cannons
  • 10 pounds of confetti and streamers per week
  • 200 pieces of wardrobe
  • 23 foot tall portal
  • 130' x 85' of onstage area floor space.
  • 70 feet of backstage (Standard hockey arena configuration specs)
  • 32 feet of truss
  • 120' x 60' outdoor animal compound
  • 40' x 30' indoor animal compound
  • 25,000 to 30,000 miles to travel is 2012
  • Six band road boxes
  • 200 feet (33 feet long x 200 wide) of black curtain
  • 850 feet of pipe and drape
  • 20 eight foot bike racks
  • 35 tables and 75 chairs
  • Two twenty-yard Dumpsters
  • 400 feet of animal fencing
  • Eight hours to load-in
  • Four hours to load-out
  • Three Asian elephants, two camels, four horses, two ponies, one mini horse, and 12 dogs

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