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[ Picture This ] Cirque du Soleil’s revamped Alegria is pure magic

There’s something oh so magical about spotting the Cirque big top tent in Toronto. It always fills me with anticipation for a new Cirque du Soleil. I was invited to a preview of the revamped show, Alegria. It’s been 25 years since this iconic show was performed. I didn’t see the original, but I loved this rendition. It’s been updated with new costumes and set design, a renewed acrobatic vocabulary, and new musical arrangements.

From the minute the show began, I was on the edge of my seat. There were stunning trapeze artists, a cool fire performance (he had a big smile on his face the whole time, you could just tell that he loved his job!), exhilarating act with hoops and lots more.

My favourite part of the show was the side act with clowns. They had a great dynamic, funny and touching. They also had an amazing, memorable scene with confetti. I was blown away!

If the performances aren’t enough, the dazzling costumes are the finishing touch. I was in love with the outfits that the two vocalists, the singers in Black and White, were wearing.

Don’t miss this magical show! Alegria is in Toronto from September 12 – November 24. There are still a few tickets left, snag some here.

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