ZING ZANG ZOOM
Photos/text by Renee Burrell
Randall Snowden Jr. and Mrs. Snowden,Trish Anne, clowning around
TAMPA - Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey winter quarters are at the Florida State Fairgrounds, where they have been practicing for the 139th edition of The Greatest Show on Earth. Zing Zang Zoom runs at the St. Pete Times Forum beginning January 7.
The new show entitled, Zing Zang Zoom is a blend of the mystery of magic and the mastery of skill, a "Thrill filled, mind blowing circus spectacular" but "where family fun is no illusion."
Magical Zingmaster Alex and his assistant lead audiences through a kaleidoscope of color and imagery revealing fantasy flights and phenomena, while keeping his nemesis, the cynical Mr. Gravity, from bringing everybody down. Zingmaster Alex is really Alex Ramon, a world class illusionist whose awards include winning San Francisco Bay Area's Best Stage Magician and the Lance Burton Award given to the National Teenage Champion Magician by the World Magic Seminar in Las Vegas and the National Stage Magic Champion Award. Ramon was seen previously in Disney Live! During 'Mickey's Magic Show'.
ZING ZANG ZOOM merges magic with traditional circus performances. Ticket prices are $15, $20 and $25. Show times are January 7-9 at 7:30 pm with three shows on Saturday January 10 at 11:30 am; 3:30 pm and 7:30 pm. Two performances will be held on Sunday: 1:00 pm and again at 5:00 pm. Tickets are available at ticketmaster retail locations (727) 898-2100.
Zing Zang Zoom is produced by Nicole Feld, Executive Vice President and Producer Feld Entertainment, Inc., a third generation member of her family to produce and modernize The Greatest Show On Earth. The Feld family purchased Ringling Brothers in 1967 from John Ringling North. Ringling Brothers Circus was formed by five Ringling brothers in 1884 in Baraboo, Wisconsin. Ringling purchased the Barnum and Bailey Circus and in 1919 formed The Greatest Show On Earth.
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