CSM writes: "In order to become a star of one of the Big Top shows in Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, you first need to spend a lot of time testing your skills at dozens of different acts on the back lot. Only after you've gained certification in enough different acts will a spot in the "Greatest Show on Earth" open up for you. Acts include all the classics you'd expect (tightrope walking, trapeze, clown pie fights, animal training, etc.), plus a few more surprising ones (a singing dog chorus and clown bowling, for example). Along the way, you'll earn Barnum Bucks, which you can use to purchase new costume pieces or random circus-related prizes (balloons, cotton candy, etc.) that don't seem to serve any purpose once bought."