The renowned Cirque du Soleil, CORTEO, will inspire and awe at Houston’s Toyota Center March 8-11.
A limited run of six performances brings us CORTEO, which means cortege in Italian, is a joyous procession, a festive parade imagined by a clown. The cast of CORTEO includes 51 acrobats, musicians, singers and actors from around the world. Don’t miss this theatrical world of fun for the whole family!
Tickets are $52-$140, or you can buy a Family-4-Pack at $39 per ticket. CLICK HERE for the discounted Family-4-Pack ticket portal.
Thursday & Friday performances 7:30pm
Saturday performances 3:30pm and 7:30pm
Sunday performances 1:00pm and 5:00pm
The show brings together the passion of the actor with the grace and power of the acrobat to plunge the audience into a theatrical world of fun, comedy and spontaneity situated in a mysterious space between heaven and earth. The clown pictures his own funeral taking place in a carnival atmosphere, watched over by quietly caring angels. Juxtaposing the large with the small, the ridiculous with the tragic and the magic of perfection with the charm of imperfection, the show highlights the strength and fragility of the clown, as well as his wisdom and kindness, to illustrate the portion of humanity that is within each of us. The music, by turns lyrical and playful, carries CORTEO through a timeless celebration in which illusion teases reality.
The Show: • Corteo first premiered in Montreal in 2005 and has visited more than 60 cities in 19 different countries as a Big Top show before transforming in an arena show in 2016. • Corteo celebrated its 3,500th performance in 2015 in Bogotá, Colomba. • More than 8 million people have been enthralled by the world of Corteo. • In the remount process, from the Big tent to the arena, new acts have been added to the Corteo show with a small adaptation to the original story line.
Cast and Crew: • The cast is an international one, representing more than 15 nationalities. Performers are from Belarus, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Finland, France, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Romania, Russia, united Kingdom, ukraine, united States, uzbekistan and more. • Although you will generally hear French and English spoken on-site, many other languages are spoken: Spanish, Portuguese, Russian and more.
CIRQUE DU SOLEIL AT A GLANCE From a group of 20 street performers at its beginnings in 1984, Cirque du Soleil is a major Québec-based organization providing high-quality artistic entertainment. The company has close to 4,000 employees, including 1,300 artists from more than 50 different countries. Cirque du Soleil has brought wonder and delight to close to 155 million spectators in more than 300 cities in over forty countries on six continents. For more information about Cirque du Soleil, visit www.cirquedusoleil.com.
The mission of Cirque du Soleil is to invoke the imagination, provoke the senses and evoke the emotions of people around the world.
Limited to just six Houston performances, CORTEO tickets are selling fast. For more information, visit www.cirquedusoleil.com/corteo