Cirque du Soleil is offering a sparkling, big bang of a deal for those who want to see it’s next show to visit Denver — Corteo. Save 25% off tickets by clicking here. Then, click on “Buy Tickets” next to “4th of July Offer”. The prices you see reflect the 25% discount. Note that service fees of up to $25 extra will be added to each ticket purchased. The deal is available from now through July 5 (at 11:59 p.m. MDT) — for select performances. The production will play the Pepsi Center from August 15 to 22.
Corteo, which means cortege in Italian, is a joyous procession, a festive parade imagined by a clown. The show brings together the passion of the actor with the grace and power of the acrobat to plunge the audience into a theatrical world of fun, comedy and spontaneity situated in a mysterious space between heaven and earth.
The clown pictures his own funeral taking place in a carnival atmosphere, watched over by quietly caring angels. Juxtaposing the large with the small, the ridiculous with the tragic and the magic of perfection with the charm of imperfection, the show highlights the strength and fragility of the clown, as well as his wisdom and kindness, to illustrate the portion of humanity that is within each of us.
The music turns lyrical and playful carrying Corteo through a timeless celebration in which illusion teases reality. The cast includes more than 50 acrobats, musicians, singers and actors from all around the world.
The show’s schedule for its Denver run is:
Thursday, August 15 — 7:30 p.m.
Friday, August 16 – 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 17 — 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 18 — 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.
Tuesday, August 20 – 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, August 21 — 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, August 22 — 7:30 p.m.
We’ve seen the show and it’s exactly what you’d expect from Cirque du Soleil — whimsical, amazing, humorous and lots of “oohs and aahs”!