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Cirque du Soleil: Alegria

Wednesday May 19

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Cirque du Soleil’s classic touring production Alegria is coming to the E Center for just eight performances. Who’s in the mood for some inner-child nourishing?

I have admitted my love of Cirque du Soleil here before. It gets easier with repetition. There are clowns! There’s an orchestra! There are attractive and talented people in skin-tight clothing performing mind-blowing feats! I mean, have you ever seen a Russian Bear act? YouTube that stuff and tell me you’re not interested.

Alegria is taken from the Spanish word for “joy,” and no amount of theatricality is spared in expressing and celebrating said emotion. The production has been touring the world in its accompanying big-top tent since 1994 but has only now been reworked as an arena show, and we in our humble hamlet are the beneficiaries. Regardless of the scale, this is an event that needs to be seen. You should check it out.

Alegria @ E Center, 3200 S. Decker Lake Drive, 800-745-3000, May 19-23, $31-$93. CirqueduSoleil.com/alegria

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