October 6, 2022
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Cirque du Soleil returns to the Meridian Center this summer

By on April 14, 2022 0

After four years, the “circus” returns to the Center Méridien.

Cirque du Soleil will bring its acrobatic show on ice “Crystal” to the St. Catharines Arena this summer for eight performances from June 30 to July 3. This will be the show’s only Canadian stop on its North American tour.

The show was originally scheduled for the Meridian Center in May 2020, but was canceled due to the pandemic.

“Having the Cirque take over the Meridian Center for eight performances is a home run for Niagara and a testament to fans in our city,” said Meridian Center spokesperson Kay Meilleur.

“This show was close to being sold out as Cirque had to add an extra performance last time and we think that’s one of the reasons they chose us this time for the only Canadian show on this northern tour. -American.”

This is the second Cirque du Soleil production to come to the Meridian Centre, following “Corteo” in 2018.

Created by Shana Carroll and Sébastien Soldevila, “Crystal” is the company’s first show on ice. It mixes figure skating, freestyle and extreme skating to convey the heroine’s imagination through a frozen playground. It uses 43 performers and more than 50 crew members and is the 42nd production of the Montreal company since its creation in 1984.

“We are absolutely thrilled to finally bring ‘Crystal’ back on the road,” said the company’s senior vice president of touring shows, Mike Newquist. “For two years, our artists have been waiting to skate again and feel the joy of the live audience again.”

The performances will take place on June 30 at 7:30 p.m.; July 1 at 3.30 p.m. and 7.30 p.m.; July 2 at 11:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and July 3 at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.

Tickets are on sale now for Club Cirque members at www.cirquedusoleil.com and for the general public on April 19.