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Drawn to Scales

Zombies aren’t the only scary creatures grabbing headlines in 2012. The astrological Year of the Dragon has thrust the scaly, fire-breathing reptiles into the limelight, whether painted on the hood of an $850,000 Ferrari or suckling Emilia Clarke’s teat on Game of Thrones.

Now Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey are hopping on the mythological bandwagon with their latest offering, Dragons. The show brings viewers into a fantastical world populated by four tribes of dragons, with performers including dog trainer Hans Klose, The Flying Caceres, and a family of eight motorcycle daredevils who race around a steel globe.

Sadly, no actual dragons will fly in for an appearance. But rest assured that Ringling newcomer Alexander Lacey will up the scare factor by attempting to tame a troupe of snarling lions and tigers.

June 27-30, 7 p.m.; June 28-30, 11 a.m.; Sat., June 30, 3 p.m.; Sun., July 1, 1 & 5 p.m.; Mon., July 2, 11 a.m., 2012


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