Cirque Du Soleil Show, 'Amaluna' Opens First Time in US – Seattle

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Cirque Du Soleil’s latest big top show, Amaluna will be landing for a limited engagement at King County’s Marymore Park. Opening night is January 31st and runs through March 17th. There have been 8 different productions to visit the Seattle region since 1990 and attendance has become a tradition for many families. Due to the popularity of the human-performance based circus many shows sell out early and seating may be limited. Don’t delay in visiting their website.

As of Jan. 6, and thirty minutes of perusing the seat charts on their official website there are still some seats available for all shows, in all 5 price categories (in 2 seat increments).

Opening night has only a few one-seaters, and the less expensive seats (very small amount for every show ) is extremely limited. You should plan on spending the median amount of $100.50 per person (kids are less) unless you are flexible.

Prices for adults range from $43.50 (only two small sections to select from at this price category) all the way up to $133.50 (non-VIP package). If you go mid-week,  you will discover more options but not many due to the popularity of the traveling show. The circus is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. There are a fair amount of seats available at most shows in the $133.50 rate. However, I stress to you that even at this cost people are very willing to splurge and these won’t last long.

 

Valentine’s Day still has many seats, even the $43.50 ones available (the ones I see now are pretty good for that price level). There is a VIP Rouge Package ($263.50 varies per show date/time) that includes drinks, hors d’Å“uvres, and more, A family 4-pack (purchase offer ends Jan. 13th as listed on their site, and also on another page on their site Feb. 24th, -looks good but better call to confirm), a food package (not sure what it includes or how to purchase as I can’t get it to work on their website). There is also a special show on March 8th that benefits at risk students in Seattle with an outreach circus program.

They have a convenience charge of $8.50 per ticket, a $5 fee (included for e-tickets) and $7 for standard mail delivery. You can also call them at 1-800-450-1480. Read more below video.

http://youtu.be/4MDeDJWpxVE

Is it worth the ticket price? I would consider myself an enthusiastic fan of the company and all it’s shows. I first went to Mystère in Las Vegas 19 years ago. I fell in love with the music, the costumes, and especially the performances. Since then I have seen that show about five times even buying tickets as a wedding gift for my sister. The second show I saw was at The Bellagio in Las Vegas, entitled “O.” I went the week it opened (years ago) and somehow ended up with center seats, two rows back. Arnold Schwarzeneggar and Maria Shriver sat behind me. I remember he kept holding a napkin up to his face, but everyone knew it was him and I’m sure we were in the background of many photos.

Since that time, I have seen shows in Seattle, Houston, Orlando, many in Vegas, and probably a few others I have forgotten. I always encourage my friends to see any of their shows. As a matter, I even saw them perform two years ago on the side of Qualcom Stadium in San Diego for the opening night festivities of Comic Con. That was pretty exciting. My niece and I sat across the street from them the night before as they practiced. We ordered pizza to be delivered to us on the street and sat next to a lady who was wearing a dress made from Comic Con bags. It was a good time. I even have several sound tracks on CD and a fan book or two. Am I an Über fan? No, but it’s just that it’s that good; and once you see one show you will be hooked.

Still skeptical?

About ten years ago I went with a group of people to Las Vegas. A dear friend of mine (about ten years younger) from a small town in Texas and on a limited budget was trying to decide if she wanted to go to a Cirque Du Soleil show with several of us. She was very hesitant because it was her first time in Las Vegas and she was twenty-one and probably over-infatuated with alcohol and concerned about her spending budget. We got in line to purchase last minute tickets for “O” and the cost back then was $126.50. I was concerned that our seats would somehow make it less magical for her, and since she paid the fee because I adamantly insisted; I was ultimately responsible if she didn’t get her money’s worth.

The final seen of the show are the performers descending into the water, it’s very magical and even now years later I recall how it made me feel. The performance was over, and people were filing out. I didn’t say anything to her at first. I waited until we stood up, “So was it worth the money?” I remember she stood up, with tears in her eyes, and hugged me, and enthusiastically said, “yes, every penny was worth it and I would have paid double.”

It’s hard to quantify the value to place on an experience such as this. What I can say is that the feeling that stays with me, and motivates me to share this with you, is that the music, the costumes, the themes, performances, are so carefully crafted (in all of their shows) that it’s more like a living piece of art that breathes and comes alive before you.  I couldn’t think of a better way for you to spend your entertainment money. Take your sweetheart, take your Mom, take your kids; It will be one of the most fantastic nights you spend together.

More about the show Amaluna

Amaluna has been on tour in Canada for the past year and Marymoor Park is the first US stop for the show that features a predominantly female cast. Amaluna is a tribute to the work and voice of women,” explains Director of Creation Fernand Rainville. “The show is a reflection on balance from a woman’s perspective,” he adds.

The story centers around a mysterious island governed by Goddesses and guided by the cycles of the moon. Their queen, Prospera, directs her daughter’s coming-of-age ceremony in a rite that honors femininity, renewal, rebirth and balance which marks the passing of these insights and values from one generation to the next.

In the wake of a storm caused by Prospera, a group of young men land on the island, triggering an epic, emotional story of love between Prospera’s daughter and a brave young suitor. But theirs is a love that will be put to the test. The couple must face numerous demanding trials and overcome daunting setbacks before they can achieve mutual trust, faith and harmony.

Amaluna is a fusion of the words ama, which refers to “mother” in many languages, and luna, which means “moon,” a symbol of femininity that evokes both the mother-daughter relationship and the idea of goddess and protector of the planet. Amaluna is also the name of the mysterious island where the story unfolds. Amaluna has a cast of 50 artists hailing from 15 different countries.

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