Feld Entertainment Inc., the worldwide leader in producing live family entertainment, announced today that it is launching a global search for the ringmaster who will preside over Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Circus XTREME.
Auditions are slated to be held online and in-person in five major cities around the country, starting in Dallas on Friday, August 12 at the American Airlines Center. Additional cities include Austin (August 26), Las Vegas (September 8), New York (September 14) and Orlando (September 16).
“The Ringmaster serves as a Ringling Bros. brand ambassador,” says Alana Feld, Executive Vice President of Feld Entertainment and Producer of Ringling Bros. “This is a tremendous responsibility, therefore, we are looking for an energetic and contemporary man or woman who has the charisma to engage today’s families and immerse them in the fun and exciting experience of Circus XTREME.”
Candidates who wish to throw their hat into the ring can pre-register for an in-person audition or audition online at www.Ringling.com/Ringmaster. All applicants auditioning online must submit a headshot, résumé and video singing the opening track from Circus XTREME, “We’re On a Quest,” through the online portal.
Applicants attending in-person auditions should bring a headshot, résumé and be prepared to sing “We’re On a Quest” and a song of their choice. Once finalists are chosen, Ringling Bros. fans will be able to take part in the selection process by voting for items such as the costume jackets and, top hats the finalist will wear, along with the songs they will sing during the final round of auditions.
The selected candidate will embark on an 18-month tour with Circus XTREME. Starring alongside artists who redefine the word “extreme” in everything they do by combining never-before-seen spectacles with original, fast-paced performances, the newly-crowned ringmaster will take the helm as the voice of an American icon and the face of The Greatest Show On Earth.
For details and Official Audition Rules visit www.Ringling.com/Ringmaster.