Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey will present "Dragons" (honoring The Year of the Dragon) in Salt Lake City this September.
Tickets for this all-new circus production will go on-sale to the public on Monday, August 13 at 10 a.m. and EnergySolutins Arena will kick-off the event the next day (Tuesday) with a morning of what they call fun and charity.
Eliza Williams is a local Utah girl who suffers from MLD (Metachromatic Leukodystrophy). Eliza’s family started "Eliza’s Wish," which not only rasies awareness about her disease, but also collects and donates books for "Eliza’s Library," which provides books to doctors’ offices and children’s hospitals all over Utah.
As a special charity promotion, Salt Lake residents are encouraged to bring a new or gently used children’s book to donate to "Eliza’s Library" on the morning of August 14 at the EnergySolutions Arena to receive a free ticket to the September show.
(Limit 2 tickets per family, available on a first-come first-serve basis, subject to availability to first 100 families in attendance.)
Plus, the first 300 young circus fans (ages 2-12) in attendance will get to participate in a special Dragon Egg Hunt where each child will get access to the specially designed "Dragon Cave" inside the EnergySolutions Arena to hunt for one rare golden dragon egg that can be redeemed for a variety of cool prizes. Ringling Bros. Circus Ringmaster Johnathan Lee Iverson will also make an advance visit to Salt Lake to meet with kids and take them deep into the dragon’s cave to help them hunt for the elusive dragon eggs.
Here is a press release excerpt about the show:
Searching the farthest reaches of the globe, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® has gathered the best of the best circus performers to honor the Spirit of the Dragon! Ringmaster Johnathan Lee Iverson presides over this fantastical tournament of champions that brings together mystic dragon lore with astounding circus feats of bravery and athleticism that will take you on a wondrous journey to discover what it takes to believe in your dreams. Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents DRAGONS is a never-before-seen circus adventure of legend and spectacle coming to EnergySolutions Arena from September 20-24. Tickets are available for purchase at the venue Box Office and all SmithTix locations, charge by phone at 801-355-SEAT or 800-888-TIXX and online at www.smithstix.com or www.energysolutionsarena.com.
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