Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey is proud to present Built To Amaze. Drama, surprise and wonder build the excitement so big that it could only be The Greatest Show On Earth. The world premiere of the brand new show is Wednesday-Sunday, January 2-6, at the Tampa Bay Times Forum.

Elephants, tigers, acrobats and aerialists join together from across the globe, each a spectacular piece of the puzzle, forming one exquisite design of magnificence and precision. From the blueprints to the band, from the crates to the clowns, from the hammer to the high wire comes one breathtaking performance of non-stop thrills so astonishing you have to see it to believe it.

Join them as they measure out the perfect mix of mirth, marvel and majesty in an imagination equation where the impossible comes to life. Be a part of the brand-new spectacles from around the world immersed in the circus tradition you have come to know and love. Experience it live and feel the amazement. Children of all ages will be inspired for years to come.

Show times will be Wednesday-Friday, January 2-4, at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, January 5, at 11:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, January 6, at 1and 5p.m.

Ticket prices for Wednesday – Friday performances are $85 (Circus Celebrity), $65 (Front Row), $35 (VIP), $28, $22 and $16. For the Saturday and Sunday performances, ticket prices are $100 (Circus Celebrity), $70 (Front Row), $40 (VIP), $30, $24 and $16. Ticketmaster service charges and facility fees not included.  All seats are reserved, and tickets are currently on sale. Tickets are available at, or at any Ticketmaster outlet, by calling 800-745-3000.

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Kelly Wise Valdes has been writing for the Osprey Observer since 2008. She graduated in 1989 from Florida Southern College with a B.S. in Communications and enjoys writing and traveling. She currently resides in northern Hillsborough County with her husband, David. When not traveling and writing, Kelly and her husband enjoy spending time with their five grown children (as well as their grandchildren) that still keep them very busy.