Cirque du Soleil bringing new show to Colonial Life Arena in November

June 23, 2014 

Cirque de Soleil “Varekai” comes to the Colonial Life Arena in November.


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 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.

Joey Holleman

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