Venue: Molson Club
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CIRQUE DU SOLEIL RETURNS TO ST. JOHN'S WITH ALEGRÍA IN THE SUMMER
Limited Engagement Opens June 19, 2009 At Mile One Centre
Tickets on sale now
Cirque du Soleil is pleased to announce that the new Alegría Arena Tour will perform in St. John's in June 2009. Alegría will be presented at the Mile One Centre from Friday, June 19 through Sunday, June 28 for 14 performances only.
In 2007, Saltimbanco audiences in St. John's shattered two records at the Mile One Centre-one for attendance with more than 22,000 patrons for the seven performances, and the other record was for Saltimbanco as the top-grossing show ever at the Mile One Centre.
Alegría is a Cirque du Soleil classic and an internationally acclaimed production that has entertained more than 10 million people worlwide since its world premiere in Montreal in April 1994. In May 2009, Alegría will embark on a new journey, performing in arenas throughout Canada and the United States, giving more people than ever the opportunity to enjoy a Cirque du Soleil show in their own town.
Alegría is a Spanish word that means happiness, joy and jubilation. An operatic introspection of the struggle for power and the invigorating energy of youth, Alegría relates the tale of power versus weakness, the king versus his jesters, and age against youth.
A kingdom without a king. A world where everyone feels imbued with power -from impish court jester Fleur through the young and vital Bronx and to the aged and aristocratic Birds. The world of Alegría is inhabited by minstrels, rogues, beggars, superannuated nobles and children, not to mention the clowns: the only characters able to adapt to the changing times and the upheavals they bring.
In this enigmatic, troubling world, there is only one constant: the human spirit remains implacable despite profound changes and uncertainty, despite all the trials and tribulations. As a rallying cry, Alegría celebrates this vital energy.
Alegría features an international cast of 55 performers and musicians from 17 countries and showcases breathtaking acrobatics. Acts include the Synchro Trapeze and the high-speed, high-energy Aerial High Bars in which daring aerialists fly to catchers swinging more than 40 feet above the stage. The vibrancy of youth is alive in Power Track, a brilliant display of synchronized choreography and tumbling on a trampoline system hidden under the stage floor. In Russian Bars, artists fly through the air and perform spectacular somersaults and mid-air turns, landing on bars perched on the sturdy shoulders of catchers.
The first leg of the 2009 Canadian tour of Alegría will perform in:
- Halifax, NS at Metro Centre from May 27 to June 7, 2009
- Saint John, NB at Harbour Station from June 10 to 14, 2009
- St. John's, NL at Mile One Centre from June 19 to 28, 2009
Advance tickets will be available exclusively to Cirque Club members starting Tuesday, December 16 at 10am. Cirque Club membership is free and benefits include advance tickets, special offers and exclusive behind the scenes information. Join now at cirqueclub.com.
Tickets to the general public will be available starting Saturday, December 20, at 10am. Tickets for St. John's can be purchased at the Mile One Centre Box Office, by calling 709-576-7657 or 1-800-361-4595 or online at http://www.cirquedusoleil.com/alegria.
Cirque du Soleil
From a group of 20 street performers at its beginnings in 1984, Cirque du Soleil is a major Quebec-based organization providing high-quality artistic entertainment. The company has almost 4,000 employees from over 40 different countries, including more than a 1,000 artists.
Cirque du Soleil has brought wonder and delight to close to 80 million spectators in over 200 cities on five continents. In 2008, Cirque du Soleil presents 17 shows simultaneously throughout the world. The company has received such prestigious awards as the Emmy, Drama Desk, Bambi, ACE, Gémeaux, Félix, and Rose d'Or de Montreux. Cirque du Soleil International Headquarters are in Montreal, Canada.
Alegría in St. John's, NL
Performances June 19 - 28, 2009
At Mile One Centre for 14 performances only
Wednesday and Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
Fridays and Saturdays at 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Sundays at 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.
There is no 3:30pm show on Friday, June 19
*subject to change
TO PURCHASE TICKETS
Visit the Mile One Centre Box Office
Call 709-576-7657 or 1-800-361-4595
or online at http://www.cirquedusoleil.com/alegria
Adults from $45 to $110 including tax, plus surcharge
Children (12 and under) from $36 to $88 including tax, plus surcharge
For more information about Cirque du Soleil please visit our website at cirquedusoleil.com
Online Press Room
Visit the Cirque du Soleil online press room for additional information and to download images: http://www.cirquedusoleil.com/CirqueDuSoleil/en/Pressroom/default.htm