KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities from Cirque du Soleil’s new touring show will be performing under the iconic blue-and-yellow Big Top at the OC Fair and Event Center opening October 15 through November 29, 2015, followed in Los Angeles by Cirque du Soleil’s first visit to Dodger Stadium December 10, 2015 through February 7, 2016 only.
This is an exclusive engagement of KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities for Southern California; following Dodger Stadium and the show travels on and does not return under the current touring plan.
Tickets for KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities in Costa Mesa and Los Angeles range in price from $50 – $165. Tickets are available by visiting cirquedusoleil.com/kurios or calling 1-877-9 CIRQUE (1-877-924-7783).
KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities™ premiered to the world in Montréal in April 2014 and is Cirque du Soleil’s 35th production. Since its debut, the critics have been raving: KURIOS is “a dazzling, hyper-detailed, potent, quixotic and generally fantastic show that reveals this extraordinary artistic company’s singular capacity for exploration and metamorphosis … quite different from any other Cirque show — an exquisitely detailed affair, evocative of a Victorian carnival or a collection of sideshow entertainments with a steampunk vibe.” (Chicago Tribune) “Cirque du Soleil’s KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities, the 35th production in this megatheater’s history, might very well be its most extraordinary, exquisitely wrought show to date.” (Chicago Sun Times) “KURIOS is Cirque du Soleil’s strongest act in years…one of the most amazing things I’ve ever seen on a stage” (Toronto Star). And “KURIOS is the best Cirque du Soleil show in a long time.” (San Francisco Chronicle).
Written and directed by Michel Laprise, KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities™ is a tale in which time comes to a complete stop, transporting the audience inside a fantasy world where everything is possible. In this realm set in the latter half of the nineteenth century, reality is quite relative indeed as our perception of it is utterly transformed. The name of the show refers to the humble and strange characters that inhabit the Seeker’s Cabinet of Curiosities.
In an alternate yet familiar past, in a place where wonders abound for those who trust their imagination, a Seeker discovers that in order to glimpse the marvels that lie just below the surface, we must first learn to close our eyes.
In his larger-than-life curio cabinet, the Seeker is convinced that there exists a hidden, invisible world – a place where the craziest ideas and the grandest dreams lie waiting. A collection of otherworldly characters suddenly steps into his makeshift mechanical world. When the outlandish, benevolent characters turn his world upside down with a touch of poetry and humor in an attempt to ignite the Seeker’s imagination, his curios jump to life one by one before his very eyes.
Tickets are now available by visiting cirquedusoleil.com/kurios or calling 1-877-9 CIRQUE (1-877-924-7783).