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Trying out for the Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus

Posted February 21, 2014

— When you were a child, did you ever just want to run away and join the circus? 

Well I got a chance to try out for Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey's Built to Amaze, which plays PNC Arena through Sunday. Let's just say, I think I need to go to clown college. 

Check out the videos to see how I fared as a ringmaster, tumbler, King Charles unicycle rider and clown.

Clown Fact: It is really is a huge honor to be a Ringling Bros. clown. There are only 26 spots available in all three touring shows. Many tryout each year and only a few get selected. 

The King Charles unicycle group have tons of tricks in the Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus' Built to Amaze show. Ringling Bros. boasts unicycle basketball players

Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey's Built to Amaze ringmaster Andre helps WRAL Out and About Editor Kathy Hanrahan get into character. Ringling Bros. ringmaster, tumbler tryouts

Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey's Built to Amaze clowns Clowning it up with Ringling Bros.

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