Monday, November 13, 2017

OPENING: Cirque du Soleil's Crystal at Ford Centre in Hoffman Estates November 16th-19th

Chi IL Live Shows On Our Radar:

Cirque du Soleil Fuses Excitement, Breathtaking Artistry and
Unique Creativity with Ice in
A Breakthrough Ice Experience

To be presented at Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates,
in six performances only, November 16-19, 2017

Here at ChiIL Mama and ChiIL Live Shows, we never miss a chance to catch Cirque du Soleil's world class shows. We adore circus arts and Cirque du Soleil is truly state of the art. Thanks to Cirque du Soleil, this Friday we'll be ChiILin' in the burbs of Chi, IL, at Hoffman Estates' Sears Center for the latest Cirque show to come through town. We have been given complimentary tickets for review purposes. As always, all opinions are my own.

This show is sure to be cool (literally!) as it features the artistic attributes of ice! Do note, unlike the tent shows that stick around town for months, Cirque du Soleil's arena shows are always a short run, and this new work is playing the Chicago area for 6 shows only. Don't miss this. Get your tickets ASAP! 

My son and daughter have both studied circus arts for years and have performed on stage with Chi, IL based Actors Gymnasium and CircEsteem. They've also studied with Chicago's MSA Circus and Aloft. So, I'm elated to be able to bring the whole family out to see how the pros perform and merge ice with performance art. We can't wait to check out Crystal!

Cirque du Soleil is thrilled to venture into uncharted territory with its brand new creation, Cirque du Soleil Crystal, exploring the artistic attributes of ice for the very first time. Specifically created for arenas, the state-of-the-art production will create a fresh innovative experience, pushing the boundaries once again by combining outstanding skating and sliding, remarkable aesthetics and acrobatic feats that defy the imagination.

“We are excited to create a unique entertainment experience on ice for all spectators to enjoy. It's a wonderful opportunity for Cirque du Soleil as ice provides us with an entirely new field of play which also comes with a set of creative challenges. Our goal is to continuously surprise audiences by showcasing all the incredible possibilities on ice,” explained Yasmine Khalil, Executive Producer of Crystal.

Crystal will follow a young woman who shatters through reality to reach a surreal world filled with possibility. Beneath the surface, she pursues the life that has been glistening within. Sometimes, we must first leave solid ground to find our true footing.

Cirque du Soleil invites the audience to discover Crystal – A Breakthrough Ice Experience – and find out what it means to skate on the edge of reality.

Performance Schedule & Ticket Information
Cirque du Soleil Crystal will be presented at the Sears Centre Arena, 5333 Prairie Stone Parkway, Hoffman Estates, IL in six performances only, November 16-19, 2017. Performances take place Thursday - Friday, November 16-17, at 7:30pm; Saturday, November 18, at 3:30 & 7:30pm; and Sunday, November 19, at 1 & 5pm.

Tickets for Cirque du Soleil Crystal start at $30.00 and go on sale Wednesday, June 21, at 10am by phone at 888-SEARSTIX (732-7784) or online by visiting

Forsythe Technology is the Official Sponsor of Crystal in the United States

Cirque du Soleil
Crystal is Cirque du Soleil’s 42nd original production since 1984. The company has brought wonder and delight to more than 180 million spectators in more than 450 cities on six continents. Cirque du Soleil has over 4,000 employees, including 1,300 performing artists from 50 different countries.
For more information about Cirque du Soleil, visit
More information about Crystal by Cirque du Soleil can be found, and on  Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

Disclosure: ChiIL Mama & ChiIL Live Shows have been partnering up with Cirque du Soleil for years, on Chicago area promotions, giveaways and reviews. Once again, we have been given complimentary tickets for review purposes. As always, all opinions are my own.

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