The world-renowned production Cirque du Soleil has announced the return of one of their most famous shows.
Alegria, which was first performed by Cirque in 1994, stole the eyes and ears of more than 14 million spectators. Performed under a traditional Big Top tent, the show made its way to 255 different cities over 19 years of touring, until its last performance in 2013.
To celebrate 25 years after the shows inaugural performance, Alegria will make its long-awaited return to Montreal, where it first premiered on April 21, 1994.
The show returns to the Big Top in Montreal’s Old Port, where shows will be performed before leaving for a limited tour. The first stop of the tour will be in Gatineau, Quebec from Wednesday, August 1 to Saturday, August 11.
According to a release from Cirque du Soleil, Alegria (which means happiness and joy in Spanish) will play off the “classic power struggle of old meets new.”
The show mixes the high energy acrobatics which Cirque du Soleil is famous for with a “rallying theme for change, hope, and optimistic renewal.” The cast is made up of more than 50 performers and musicians, all renowned internationally for their craft.
Alegria can be seen at the Big Top in Old Port until Saturday, May 19. Weekday shows begin at 8 pm, Saturday performances start at 4:30 and 8 pm, and Sunday performances take place at 1:30 and 5 pm.
Tickets can be purchased online and start at $55 for general admission, going as high as $260 for VIP seating.
Where: Big Top, Old Port – Jacques-Cartier Quay, de la Commune Street Est, Montreal
When: Until Saturday, May 19
Time: Weekday shows begin 8 pm, Saturday performances start at 4:30 and 8 pm, and Sunday performances take place at 1:30 and 5 pm.
Tickets: Available online starting at $55.