The final curtain fell late Sunday (May 21, 2017) on the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, known widely as “the Greatest Show on Earth.”
The circus, which traces its lineage back to showman P.T. Barnum’s traveling museum in the 1800s, performed its final show at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y.
–Greg Toppo, USA Today, May 21, 2017
Sadness is the emotion most of us felt when we heard about the news described above from a couple months back. The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus was famed tradition and a pioneering act in the art of show business. Its theatrics should still be wowing audiences today and far into the future.
Happiness (at least in a mild sense) is the emotion an increasing number of us are feeling upon learning of a brand new musical produced for the silver screen titled, The Greatest Showman. Starring musical veterans Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron and Michelle Williams, the new movie is slated for release this Christmas. The film tells the story of P.T. Barnum…
See for yourself.
First, the music in the trailer is, well, not the greatest. However, it is a musical, so it gets a free pass. Second, is it fair to say that Hollywood, specifically 20th Century Fox, was a little late to
the show “the Greatest Show on Earth”? This is to imply that the promotion and potential widespread success of The Greatest Showman could have provided the rejuvenating spirit the circus desperately needed before giving its final performance earlier this year.
Ultimately, will The Greatest Showman be so awe inspiring as to help bring back “the Greatest Show on Earth” to and for the people?
Hey, Twinkies came back from the dead…
and now it’s even an ice cream flavor! Anything can happen in this world when a fond memory from our childhood is involved.
Especially a great memory.
Have a Better Week Than Last Week.