Amaluna by Cirque du Soleil: Coming Soon to the Concord Pacific Place Big Top

Photo credit: Cirque du Soleil

Amaluna, Cirque du Soleil’s newest show, arrives in Vancouver November 23, and sticks around until December 30. They’re setting up their big old tent (seats 2,600) at Concord Pacific Place.

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:

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.

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