The February 4th, 2023 Circus Ring of Fame awards show is currently at capacity. Fans seeking tickets are encouraged to sign up for the waitlist on Eventbrite click here.
Ticket holders with UNUSED tickets obtained earlier on Eventbrite can return their tickets to the system using the “request refund” option on the site. When returns are confirmed persons on the top of the waitlist will be notified.
If you are on a laptop or desktop computer you can also point your mobile device at the QR code, wait for the YELLOW BAR to appear then tap it for a direct link to reserve your seats. Follow the instructions and you will be able to download your tickets to your mobile device and if on I Phone directly into your Apple wallet.
The induction ceremony will feature performances by Generation NeXt artists Annaliese Nock and Daniella Arata who represent the future of circus arts. Additionally the winner of the Circus Talk website Members Voice Award, Wellington Lima will be honored at the show. The Members Voice Award recognizes a circus artist whose work demonstrates courageous expression, social relevance, and artistic and technical acumen.
The 2023 Circus Ring of Fame inductees are:
- Peggy Williams – Peggy Williams’ contributions to Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey and the circus industry literally made history. In 1970, Peggy became the first female graduate of Clown College to perform in The Greatest Show On Earth. In 1980, she was the company’s first female performance director. Peggy also worked to create Ringling’s Department of Educational Services. Under her leadership, Circusworks was created and gained national attention as it was taught in classrooms nationwide.
- The Alexis Brothers – Marco and Paulo Lorador have performed their artistic hand balancing to millions of fans worldwide including the late Queen Elizabeth II and the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. The Alexis Brothers have been featured in The Greatest Show On Earth and Cirque du Soleil where they headlined the Mystere show at Treasure Island Resort for 25 years
- Jeanette Williams – Jeanette’s heritage is from Germany’s famous Circus Williams family. She performed with liberty horses and multiple animals in Europe and in the USA with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey. Jeanette produced her own show in America and became a prominent agent for circus arts talent.
- Father Jerry Hogan – Father Hogan, a priest of the Archdiocese of Boston for 46 years, served for three decades as the national “Circus Chaplain” under the direction of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Father Jerry frequently traveled ministering to different circus troupes and performers. He was a fixture in the circus community, presiding over weddings, baptisms and memorial services and counseling his large flock. Father Jerry was loved by many.
The new inductees to the Circus Ring of Fame will join the 150 honored since 1988. All of those recognized have made significant contributions to the art and culture of the circus. Updates on the ceremony will be posted on the website and social media.
About the Circus Ring of Fame Foundation – The Circus Ring of Fame Foundation is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with the core purpose of recognizing the highest of achievement in circus arts and culture.
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