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In honor of its 25th anniversary, Cirque du Soleil has revived one of its most celebrated shows: Alegria. Returning to its original big-top or “grand chapiteau” setup, Alegria is set to wow fans once again.Since its debut in 1994, director Franco Dragone’s show was performed over 5,000 times in 250 cities worldwide. The show stopped its original touring run in late 2013.
The 2019 version of the show, called Alegria: In a New Light, is a revamped and reimagined version of the original production that features rearranged music, new costumes, new set design and updated acts, all of which make the show feel fresh while honoring its original themes.
Alegria is the Spanish word for “joy,” and show creator Daniel Ross describes the production as: “A show about the quest for power… a show about the winds of change in society and it’s a show about the passage from darkness to light.”
Notable acts for the revamped Alegria include the double-crossed wheel, a synchronized trapeze duo, a fire knife dance, high bars and a dazzling trampoline routine.
The 25th anniversary tour has three lengthy runs in Eastern Canada, followed by a stop in Florida. All shows are taking place under Cirque du Soleil’s famed grand chapiteau, and the performances themselves are scheduled to commence in Canada’s Montreal, Gatineau and Ontario provinces, and America’s Miami, FL.
Montreal’s performances will be held in the Old Port of Montreal, Gatineau’s shows will take place at the Zibi site and Toronto’s shows will be at Ontario Place. The lone run in the United States will be performed next to the Hard Rock Stadium, where the Miami Dolphins play. After the show finishes its initial run in early January, it’s expected to go on the road for a four-year North American tour. View the full schedule here.
Tickets to Alegria by Cirque du Soleil are available through SeatGeek, with upcoming Montreal performances ranging from $54 to $130 for the lowest get-in price. Use code CIRQUE20 at checkout to save $20 off your purchase of $100 or more. Browse the full listing of Alegria tickets here, or view upcoming shows below.
The Montreal block of shows takes place from now until July 21, 2019.
The show then moves to Gatineau for a month of performances from August 1 to September 1.
The third leg is set for Toronto, where shows will be performed regularly from the September 12 to November 3.
The fourth leg, which takes place in Miami, is set to take place from December 20, 2019 through January 26, 2020.