There is circus and then there is Cirque du Soleil. It is the Karma Coffee to your Dunkin Donuts. It is the EHChocolatier to your Hershey’s. It is the cheese from Formaggio Kitchen to your Kraft single. It is all that with one slight difference. Many people like their Dunkin, their Hershey’s kisses, and there Kraft singles and that’s ok because everyone has the things they like for nostalgia’s sake. And to be honest you need that Hershey’s bar for a classic summer s’more and you need that Kraft single for the perfect grilled cheese. Cirque du Soleil won’t take that from you, but it will take you to a place you have never been before. Cirque du Soleil isn’t so fancy it is unrecognizeable, nor is it so thought provoking you need a ph.d in abstract modernism to understand it. It is just circus done to extreme perfection at every last detail. Tickets for me to be able to preview the show were provided by Cirque du Soleil.
Kurios is Cirque du Soleil’s newest production and it is in town, big top and all, until July 10th. “Oh, until July 10th you say?” Yes. Yes, but don’t think you have endless time to go see it. With the end of school quickly approaching, summer camp prep, visitors and ‘vistings’, Cirque du Soleil will be packing up Kurios and hitting the road before you know it.
So, if you don’t want to miss the beautiful live music, the most unique clowning around, and having what you think of as “circus” be completely flipped on its head (literally -you will see), take a minute to look at the calendar and pick a night or matinee to spend time with friends and family under the best (in my humble opinion) big top there is. Then, hop, skip, or jump online and get tickets before they sell out.
You may be able find discounted tickets at Goldstar.com here as well.