Today, Cirque du Soleil announced plans to bring a new show to St. Petersburg next year.
Tickets to see Cirque du Soleil “Bazzar” from Feb. 22-March 24 go on sale to the general public starting Thursday, June 15 and start at $24.
A Cirque representative told Creative Loafing Tampa Bay that the first show will be on Thursday, Feb. 22 at 7:30 p.m. The company will take Monday-Tuesday off, do one 7:30 p.m. show Wednesday-Friday, then two shows each on Saturday (3:30 p.m., 7 p.m.) and Sunday (1 p.m., 4:30 p.m.).
In the show, 35 performers—including musicians acrobats, plus gymnasts who practice the traditional Indian sport of Mallakhamb (aerial yoga, on a hanging wooden pole)—work under the direction of a “maestro” who directs the “high-energy excitement, collision of sounds and colors, and meeting place of diverse characters.”
“Bazzar” arrives five years after a Cirque acrobat fell 20 feet during a Tampa performance of “Volta.” The aerialist, Yann Arnaud, later died from his injuries.
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UPDATED 06/09/23 8:45 p.m. Updated with schedule and ticket prices.