Cirque du Soleil’s “Alegría” to resume shows in Houston on November 13


In November, the circus arts production company will resume its world tours from Houston, Cirque du Soleil said in a statement.

Cirque du Soleil’s “Alegría” will relaunch performances at Sam Houston Race Park, where the production was forced to stop performing in March of last year due to the pandemic.

“It is important for us to reopen Alegría in Houston, where it all ended in 2020, ”said Mike Newquist, senior vice president of touring shows for Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group. “The city has always been extremely supportive of our productions over the years. We want to give our local fans the chance to relive the live entertainment and enjoy Alegría the way they were meant to before the pandemic. “

With the combination of spectacular acrobatics, fantastic stages, elaborate costumes and startling music, audiences can find themselves completely immersed in another world: the kingdom of Alegría.

“At the heart of a once glorious kingdom that has long since lost its king, Alegría witnesses the power struggle between the old order and a new movement seeking change in the hope of a better future,” describes the ‘announcement.

“Alegría,” which translates to “joy” in Spanish, has been viewed by more than 14 million people in 255 cities around the world since the show began in 1994, according to the announcement. The production’s soundtrack is Grammy-nominated and continues to be Cirque du Soleil’s most purchased soundtrack.

The show, which Cirque du Soleil describes as its “most iconic”, was recently “reinvented for a new generation”.

“In 2019, to celebrate its 25th anniversary, Alegría was re-staged under the marquee in a whole new light, ensuring that all of its components – staging, music, acrobatics, sets, costumes, lighting (and) makeup designs – would also be inspiring to today’s audiences. they were at the time of the original creation, ”says the ad. “Revived by a troupe of 53 acrobats, clowns, musicians and singers, Alegría remains timeless and imbued with a joyous magical feeling.”

Cirque du Soleil resumed its off-tour shows in Las Vegas in June, including “Mystery”, “O”, “The Beatles LOVE” and “Michael Jackson ONE”.

“Alegría” will be his first touring show to resume performances. In January of next year, Cirque du Soleil also plans to relaunch the touring shows “LUZIA” in London and “KOOZA” in Punta Cana.

Cirque du Soleil started in 1984 in Montreal with just 20 artists and has since grown into a world-renowned live entertainment company whose performances have been watched by over 200 million people around the world.

“Alegría” is the group’s 44th production since the creation of Cirque du Soleil.

The show will run from November 13 through December 12 at Sam Houston Race Park in Northwest Houston.

“Acrobatic training for our performances in Houston is currently underway at our international headquarters in Montreal,” said Newquist. “The intermission is finally over.”

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