Cirque du Soleil's Algeria is coming to Ontario Place this fall

Feb 11 2019, 9:37 pm

To further transform Toronto’s iconic Ontario Place into a year-round tourist destination, the province has announced it has partnered with Cirque du Soleil to bring its world-class programming to the site in 2019.

And this fall, Cirque du Soleil is bringing back one of its most iconic productions, Algeria, in a renewed version.

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The internationally recognized company will bring its unique brand of entertainment and artistry to the shores of Lake Ontario.

“While we keep one eye on the long-term development of the Ontario Place site, our government is also working to help people reconnect with this iconic piece of property on Toronto’s Waterfront,” said Premier Doug Ford, in a statement.

“I can’t think of a better suited and more internationally recognized company than Cirque du Soleil to partner with and bring family-oriented entertainment and excitement back to Ontario Place.”

The company expects to offer 80-90 shows to Torontonians during the fall of 2019.

To start, AlegrĂ­a, in a new light, will be presented under the Big Top at Ontario Place in Toronto for a limited engagement beginning on September 12, 2019.

For this new version, Cirque du Soleil reinterprets Alegría through today’s creative lens, including updated acrobatics and visual design, as well as new musical arrangements, according to organizers.

“We are excited to bring back a Cirque du Soleil touring show to Ontario Place; an important location for Ontario residents renowned for its large-scale entertainment events,” said Finn Taylor, Senior Vice-President of Touring Shows at Cirque du Soleil.

The renewed version of Alegría is Cirque du Soleil’s 44th production since 1984, and its 19th show presented under the Big Top.

Cirque du Soleil’s Algeria

Where: Ontario Place

When: September 12 to November 3, 2019

Tickets: Online via Cirque du Soleil’s website.

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