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Bryce Jordan Center Hosting Cirque de Soleil

We overheard on Twitter today that the Cirque de Soleil will be performing in eight shows over five days at the Bryce Jordan Center this fall

Here’s the schedule, which we pulled from the site for the Amex presale.


Here’s the official description of the show…

Alegría is a mood, a state of mind. The themes of the show, whose name means “jubilation” in Spanish, are many. Power and the handing down of power over time, the evolution from ancient monarchies to modern democracies, old age, youth–it is against this backdrop that the characters of Alegría play out their lives. Kings’ fools, minstrels, beggars, old aristocrats and children make up its universe, along with the clowns, who alone are able to resist the passing of time and the social transformations that accompany it.

You had me at ‘the evolution from ancient monarchies to modern democracies’ but I still didn’t understand what the performance was about.

The absolute lowest price for this show is $27 for seniors, students, and military personnel who use an Amex credit card, a pretty small group. The cheapest adult ticket for Amex owners is $42, but they go up to $97. The prices for people without Amex cards will probably be higher.

I don’t know about you, but that seemed like a lot of money for a circus… until I watched the promo video. This is the trippiest thing I’ve seen all week. And, yes, that does include the 10 times I’ve watched Auto-Tune the News #5.

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