Cirque du Soleil is proud to announce its return to Vancouver with its internationally acclaimed production Alegría. Starting March 25, 2022, Vancouverites are invited under the Big Top at Concord Pacific Place to experience the pure theatrical magic of Alegría; an entirely redesigned fan favourite presented by Sun Life Global Investments.
“Vancouver has always been a special place for us and we’re ready to be reunited with Cirque du Soleil fans in British Columbia,” said Daniel Lamarre, President and CEO of Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group. “For over 20 months, our touring shows around the world were shut down and we are very excited to see the lights finally come back on – intermission is over.”
On November 17th, 2021, after 10 weeks of rehearsals, Alegría successfully resumed performances marking the return of Cirque du Soleil touring shows worldwide. Following engagements in Houston and Seattle, Vancouver will be third city visited by Alegría on its new journey.
Undeniably the most iconic Cirque du Soleil production, Alegría is an all-time classic reimagined for a new generation to fall in love with. An uplifting immersive experience, Alegría whisks audiences away to a mystical world sprinkled with visual poetry and acrobatic extravagance.
At the heart of a once-glorious kingdom that has lost its king, Alegría witnesses the power struggle at play between the old order and a new movement yearning for hope and renewal.
With its unforgettable soundtrack, exciting acrobatics, surreal costume designs, vibrant sets and playful humor, Alegría joyfully touches the soul and lives up to its global reputation of quintessential Cirque du Soleil spectacle. For more information, visit cirquedusoleil.com/alegria.
Tickets for Vancouver performances of Alegría are available online, exclusively to Cirque Club members, starting today. For free and easy subscription, visit cirqueclub.com. General on-sale starts on December 10, 2021, at cirquedusoleil.com/alegria.
First premiered in 1994, Alegría (‘joy’ in Spanish) has become one of the most beloved Cirque du Soleil shows by mesmerizing over 14 million spectators in 255 cities across 40 countries in over 19 years of touring. Its Grammy-nominated soundtrack – featuring the iconic title track “Alegría” – is still the most purchased and streamed Cirque du Soleil album to date.
In 2019, in celebration of its 25th anniversary, Alegría was restaged under the Big Top in a whole new light, ensuring that all its components – stage direction, music, acrobatics, sets, costumes, lighting & makeup designs – would be as inspiring for today’s audiences as they were at the time of the original creation. Reenergized by a cast of 53 acrobats, clowns, musicians and singers, Alegría remains timeless and imbued with a joyous magical feeling.