A Day in the Life of a Ringmaster with Sean Streicher – Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Andre McClain, the ringmaster for the Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey’s Circus, taught Sean the ropes on how to be a ringmaster for the greatest show on earth.
Andre started off as head of the animal barn, pre-show host, and then 3 years ago they asked him to be ringmaster.
Andre met his wife on the show and they are expecting their first child. He said his circus family, has become his actual family.
The show spends 43 weeks out of the year doing shows on the road.
Andre vocalizes thirty minutes before the show to be sure he is ready for all the talking and singing he must do. Andre says the audiences pumps him up and gets him excited for the show.
Andre said, “the circus is like magic and we can all still be thrilled.”