Tickets for Vancouver showing of Cirque du Soleil's Amaluna go on sale August 24
Tickets for Cirque du Soleil's female-centred new Amaluna are set to go on sale Friday (August 24) at 8 a.m.
The Montreal-based troupe is set to bring its otherworldly spin on Shakespeare's The Tempest to a big top at Concord Pacific Place, opening on November 23.
What's special about this show is that it only debuted in Montreal earlier this year; usually we have to wait at least two years for Cirque's new productions to make it out here.
Amaluna, set on an enchanted isle, is full of flying bats, peacocks, pet lizards, and fairies. The Gazette called it "poetry in acrobatic motion".
Amaluna is meant as an ode to women, with 70 percent of its cast being female, and 100 percent of its live band.
The show is directed by New York theatre director Diane Paulus, who is the artistic director of the A.R.T. (American Repertory Theatre). She has also helmed such productions as the Public Theatre's Tony Award-winning revival of HAIR on Broadway and London’s West End, and the Canadian Opera Company's The Magic Flute.
Tickets will be available via www.cirquedusoleil.com/amaluna.