• Classics, New Productions Highlight 2013 Cirque du Soleil Shows

    Jul 15, 2013 4:22 PM by Tim

    Cirque du Soleil

    With shows ranging from topics like superstar music celebrities to the origins of human life, Canadian-based entertainment company Cirque du Soleil has a production for everyone. Regardless of the story, you are guaranteed to be blown away by the incredible manner in which it is told, which includes the most exciting elements of the circus mixed with those of theater.

    Vivid Seats has a huge selection of Cirque du Soleil tickets to all upcoming shows, so visit the marketplace today and take advantage of your chance to experience an unforgettable night of live entertainment.

    Cirque du Soleil Quidam
    One of the company’s earliest shows, Cirque du Soleil Quidam first premiered in 1996 and contains gravity-defying aerial acts to go along with its exploration of the themes of escape and imagination.The story revolves around a young girl named Zoe, whose monotonous, everyday life with her dull, aloof parents leads to her desperate longing for excitement.  After meeting Quidam, a man intended to simultaneously represent everyone and no one, Zoe is given the opportunity to escape to a place of endless possibilities that juxtaposes every aspect of the unremarkable real world to which she was previously confined.  Spectators enjoy mesmerizing yo-yo and juggling displays on the stage while cast members take their circus acts into the crowd, flying directly over the heads of audience members throughout the performance.

    Quidam will hit Virginia, New York, and Florida before the end of July, with some dates extending into August as well.

    Cirque du Soleil O
    Since 1998, Cirque du Soleil’s O has wowed crowds at the Bellagio in Las Vegas, where it is in permanent residence. This unique production pays tribute to theatre—from modest street performances to the most extravagant acts imaginable—using water as a metaphor for its infinite possibilities. The set itself, which contains a 1.5 million-gallon pool that rises and falls as needed throughout the show, must be seen to be believed. The same can be said for the numerous acts that occupy the set, including inconceivable feats of athleticism in the water by synchronized swimmers and divers, in the air by high-flying acrobats, and on the ground by contortionists and fire dancers.

    Cirque du Soleil Totem
    Cirque du Soleil’s examination of the progression and regression of humankind throughout its evolution premiered in 2010 and was awarded the New York Desk Drama Award for Unique Theatrical Experience in 2013. In typical Cirque fashion, Totem uses acrobatics to tell a story, this time the amazing tale of the human species, blending elements of science and popular founding myths to trace our history from our amphibian ancestors to our eventual desire to fly. While all of Totem’s acts are awe-inspiring, one particular act involving unicycles and bowls is certain to drop the jaws of all in attendance. Scientists, apes, and, of course, clowns are only a few of the many characters in this show that offers a truly otherworldly experience in exploring our roots in the very world we live in.

    After a lengthy run in Canada comes to an end in late July, Totem will head to Ohio in August before starting shows in California that will last well into 2014.

    Cirque du Soleil Michael Jackson ONE
    The late Michael Jackson—always known for his incredible stage presence and dancing ability—is the subject of this magical sensory experience that involves an unparalleled blend of choreographed dancing, eye-popping acrobatics, and Jackson’s many music hits, pumped in from the state-of-the-art surround-sound system. Cirque du Soleil’s Michael Jackson: One—which debuted in 2013 and is the company’s second production centered around Jackson—takes audience members at Las Vegas’ Mandalay Bay on a journey through the personal life, professional career, and enduring legacy of the King of Pop in a can’t-miss experience for any fan of the music icon.

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