March 26, 2014

Making Kids Count is in critical need of diapers for its diaper bank and Feld Entertainment, producer of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey, will help the organization by hosting a diaper drive on Saturday, April 5, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Covelli Centre.

Families who bring an unopened package of disposable diapers to the Covelli Centre during this time will receive a free ticket voucher from Feld Entertainment to see Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey presents LEGENDS! Ticket vouchers may be redeemed for any LEGENDS! performance at the Covelli Centre, April 25 to 28. There will be a limit of 350 ticket vouchers available – and a limit of two ticket vouchers per donating family.

“Making Kids Count distributes more than 4,000 diapers each month to agencies throughout Mahoning Valley,” said Jana Coffin, Co-President for Making Kids Count. “Our goal is to collect at least a month supply of diapers during the drive with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey.”

In conjunction with the diaper drive, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey hopes to remind people of its “Baby’s First Circus” program which invites audience members under one year of age to The Greatest Show On Earth® free.

“Believing that all children should experience the joy of a Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® performance, every child under 12 months old and living in the continental United States is entitled to receive his or her first ticket absolutely free,” said Daniel DiPietro-James, public relations manager for Feld Entertainment. “Details and application information are available online at”

An hour before show time, families can come to the arena floor and participate in interactive, up-close circus experiences, the All-Access Pre-show and the brand new Ringmaster Zone.

Free to all ticketholders, the All Access Pre-show allows circus fans to learn juggling and balancing skills, meet the performers of The Greatest Show On Earth, get autographs, take photos and enter to win a one-of-a-kind Pachyderm Painting.

For the ultimate circus fan experience, the producers have created a new, exclusive, intimate experience: the Ringmaster Zone. Access to this VIP area is included with the purchase of front row seats and offers families an unprecedented look behind the curtain of The Greatest Show On Earth. Fans have the opportunity to walk on the Ringling Red Carpet with Ringmaster Johnathan Lee Iverson and the stars of the show, step inside the Globe of Steel, take photos on the ringmaster’s float and have an up-close elephant encounter.

Drama, surprise and wonder build the excitement so BIG that it could only be The Greatest Show On Earth®. Show dates and times for Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey presents LEGENDS!: Friday, April 25, 7 p.m.; Saturday, April 26, 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.; Sunday, April 27, 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.; and Monday, April 28, 7 p.m. Tickets are on sale at the Covelli Centre box office, at all Ticketmaster locations, online at or by calling 1.800.745.3000. Ticket prices are: $14-95..For more information, visit or Facebook/RinglingBros.