Monday, March 28, 2011

Cirque du Soleil returning in August

A day after closing night for the run of its show "Totem" at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Cirque du Soleil has announced that its critically-acclaimed touring production "Alegría" will present eight performances at uptown's Time Warner Cable Arena this summer.

"Alegría" is a Cirque du Soleil classic (created in 1994) that has been seen by more than 10 million people worldwide. It features an international cast of 55 performers and musicians from 17 countries and showcases breathtaking acts including the Synchro Trapeze and the Aerial High Bars, in which aerialists swing more than 40 feet above the stage.

Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3; 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4; 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5; 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6; and 1 and 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 7.

Tickets are $35-$79 for adults and $28-$64 for children 12 and younger. Discounts for military, seniors and students. A limited number of "premium" tickets are also available for all performances.

For show and ticket information, visit


Anonymous said...

Prices seem more reasonable than for "Totem". Who knows what the fees will be this time, or if you will be able to buy through TWC arena directly to avoid some of the fees.

With such a short run, Cirque hopefully will give the best deal to early buyers rather than the 50%off crud they gave to late buyers for Totem.

Anonymous said...

Just went to look at tickets. Prices for adult tickets are $27-$97 (with fees $34-$110). Not sure where the writer got their pricing info.

Anonymous said...

this is really frustrating. i just spent a lot more money than i should on tickets. the show was wonderful, but it would have been nice to be informed of the price reduction earlier. hopefully they will give all of us a price break when alegria comes into town.

Anonymous said...

Just saw this in Charleston and it was wonderful. $94 + fees for seats next to the stage. No regrets at all.