Every Cirque du Soleil show grabs viewers with a mind-boggling array of stunts and truly dazzling sets and costumes. Amaluna, however, stands out. While past Cirque performances present a series of loosely tied spectacles, Cirque du Soleil’s latest project tells a story. American director Diane Paulus drew inspiration from Shakespeare’s The Tempest, crafting a tale of young love on a mysterious island.
The reviews are unanimous. Amaluna’s lovelorn drama elevates already spectacular feats of gymnastics to hitherto unreached heights. Shows by the Montreal-based entertainment company often sell out, so if you’re interested in spectating under the big top/grand chapiteau, don’t hesitate to get tickets.
Find ticket details and a plot preview after the jump.
The Amaluna Story:
Queen-wizard Prospera rules an enchanted all-female island. The intimidating matriarch conjures a storm that shipwrecks a gaggle of sailors on the island. Naturally, the queen’s wayward daughter Miranda falls for a sailor named Romeo, which The Globe and Mail describes as: “A young Patrick Swayze, which the women of the world been waiting to see again ever since Dirty Dancing. Just FYI, ladies.”
The plot focuses on the <3 brewing between Miranda and Romeo, which, of course, is fraught with obstacles.
Amaluna tickets are available here. Tickets for adults start at $43.50. Kids’ tickets start at $33 for ages 2 to 12 years. The show is 2 hours and 30 minutes including intermission. Amaluna runs at Concord Pacific Place Nov. 23-Dec. 30.