P.T. Barnum, the famous 19th-century American showman and huckster, would have been 200 years old this year. To celebrate, the circus that still bears his name, Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey, is putting on a super-sized new show. Funundrum, the circus' 2010-2011 touring production, features 130 performers from six continents and almost 100,000 pounds of elephants, cowboys, goats, pirates, trapeze artists, tigers, mermaids and other performers.
The circus performs at 7 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday at U.S. Airways Center, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix. Additional shows are at 11 a.m. Thursday through Saturday, 3 p.m. Saturday, and 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday. $10.50-$89. (602) 379-7800 or www.usairwayscenter.com.