Cirque du Soleil Alegria Coming to Manchester, NH

I was surprised to discover that Cirque has repackaged their Alegria show for an arena tour (normally they travel with their own mini-city), and they will be performing in Manchester, NH from 7/8-7/12/2009. Alegria will also be performed in Providence, Boston, and Worcester on earlier and later dates.

For those in the area who have never seen a Cirque show, this is your chance. Those who have seen one (or more) wouldn’t dream of missing it. A TV broadcast of Alegria is the event that compelled me to see a live show. Kris and I have now seen 5 live performances, but I’ve always yearned for the chance to see this one in particular. It contains my favorite act, known as “Power Track.” Below is a YouTube video of this act. I have learned from experience that video can only convey about 10% of the magic and energy of these shows, but go ahead and take a look…

Power Track is on the program, and I sincerely hope that the “arena adaptation” doesn’t take away from the thrill. For those considering attending, I advise sitting as low as possible (to the side is OK) – the nosebleed seats would present an odd angle. Of course, down low is more expensive, but I can say with assurance that you will not be disappointed. We’ll be there on Thursday, 7/8/2009, at floor level (after eating peanut butter dinners for a month). Click here for the Cirque website.

One Response to “Cirque du Soleil Alegria Coming to Manchester, NH”

  1. Just an FYI… according to TicketMaster, the show will be in Manchester in July (7), not August (8). Enjoy the show. I’ve only seen La Nouba, and it was AMAZING. I wish I could see Alegria.

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