Cirque du Soleil will bring its new arena show Varekai to Columbia in November for seven performances at the Colonial Life Arena.
The shows will run from Nov. 5-9.
Tickets already are available to Cirque Club members, and they go on sale to the public Friday at www.lmctix.com or by calling (855) 456-2849. Tickets also can be purchased at the box office at Colonial Life Arena or at Play it Again Sports stores. Tickets range from $29.50 to $122.
Cirque du Soleil, a Canada-based company, combines the soul of theater, circus performances and acrobatics into shows with a variety of often mythical themes. Varekai premiered in 2002, continuing the Greek myth of Icarus after he fell from the sky. Icarus struggles to learn to fly again in a jungle at the base of a volcano.
The show was converted to an arena extravaganza late in 2013 and is on its first national tour. This marks the fourth Cirque appearance in four years at Colonial Life Arena following Alegria in 2011, Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour in 2012 and Quidam in 2013.
A Cirque Dreams Holidaze stage version of Cirque is coming to the Koger Center for the Arts in the fall as part of the new Broadway in Columbia series.