“Alegria,” the critically acclaimed Cirque du Soleil touring production, comes to Tucson for eight performances Nov. 24-28.

The shows are presented at the Tucson Convention Center.

Tickets are available at www.cirquedusoleil.com/alegria or by calling 1-800-745-3000.

Alegría is a Cirque du Soleil classic, “an internationally acclaimed production that has entertained more than 10 million people worldwide” since its 1994 premiere, a release said. In May 2009, Alegría “embarked on a new journey, performing the same mesmerizing production” in North American arenas.

Alegría is a Spanish word that means “happiness, joy and jubilation.” The show features an international cast of 55 performers and musicians from 15 countries. It showcases breathtaking acrobatics, the release said, including the Synchro Trapeze and the intense and high-energy Aerial High Bars, on which daring aerialists fly to catchers swinging more than 40 feet above the stage.

“The vibrancy of youth is alive in Power Track, a brilliant display of synchronized choreography and tumbling on a trampoline system hidden under the stage floor,” the release continued. “In Russian Bars, artists fly through the air and perform spectacular somersaults and mid-air turns, landing on bars perched on the sturdy shoulders of catchers.”

Cirque was in Tucson with a different show in 2008. “Every Cirque show is different,” the release said. “It’s not a ‘once you’ve seen Cirque you’ve seen them all’” experience.

Cirque du Soleil Show schedule

Wednesday, Nov. 24, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 25, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 26, 3:30 and 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 27, 3:30 and 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 28, 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.


Category 1, 2 and 3 tickets

Adults, $35 to $79

Children 12 and under, $28 to $64.

Military, seniors and students, $31.50-$67.50

Premium tickets

Adults, $95 to $99

Children 12 and under, $76 to $80

Military, seniors and students, $85.50

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