Big news from the RBC Center today. Cirque du Soleil's critically-acclaimed touring production Alegria will perform at the RBC Center July 6 to July 10.
Tickets go on sale Feb. 28, but you can get them now if you become a Cirque Club member. Membership is free. Members get access to advance tickets, special offers and more, I'm told. Check the Cirque Club website for details.
Tickets for the general public will be available starting Monday at www.cirquedusoleil.com/alegria or by calling 800-745-3000.
Tickets range from $35 to $74 for adults and $28 to $60 for kids 12 and under. Tickets are $31.50 to $63 for military, seniors and students.
There will be eight performances - 7:30 p.m. July 6 and July 7; 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. July 8 and July 9; and 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. July 10. The show runs about 2.5 hours with intermission.
Here's what the press release says about Alegria:
"Alegría is a Cirque du Soleil classic and an internationally acclaimed production that has entertained more than 10 million people worldwide. Alegría is a Spanish word that means happiness, joy and jubilation and features an international cast of 55 performers and musicians from 17 countries and showcases breathtaking acrobatics. Acts include the Synchro Trapeze and the intense and high-energy Aerial High Bars in which daring aerialists fly to catchers swinging more than 40 feet above the stage. The vibrancy of youth is alive in Power Track, a brilliant display of synchronized choreography and tumbling on a trampoline system hidden under the stage floor. In Russian Bars, artists fly through the air and perform spectacular somersaults and mid-air turns, landing on bars perched on the sturdy shoulders of catchers."