Monday, November 19, 2018

Cirque du Soleil's VOLTA Tickets On Sale Cyber Monday For Chicago Dates May 18 - June 23, 2019!

ChiIL Live Shows on our radar
Cirque du Soleil brings 
its newest Big Top production, 
to new Chicago location, Soldier Field South Lot, 

May 18 - June 23, 2019!
Tickets on sale exclusively to Cirque Club members November 20; 
General on-sale begins November 26 (‘Cyber Monday’)

Cirque du Soleil has long been a favorite of ours here at ChiIL Mama and ChiIL Live Shows, and we particularly love their incomparable tent shows. It's been my great pleasure over the years to shoot video interviews with a number of performers, shoot live show photos, and bring my readers along vicariously on backstage photo tours. My own teens have studied circus arts for over a decade and we have thoroughly enjoyed reviewing touring professional circus shows from around the world and Chicago's own world class circus arts community right here at home. We're thrilled to announce that Cirque du Soleil's newest tent show, VOLTA, is coming our way this spring. 

Tickets make wonderful clutter busting, experiential gifts for the holidays, so consider making some memories with your family and friends. Cirque Club member tickets are available tomorrow, Tuesday, November 20. Visit to sign up for a complimentary membership! Tickets (starting at $49) will be available to the general public beginning Monday, November 26, 2018, aka ‘Cyber Monday,’ by visiting or calling 1-877-9CIRQUE (1-877-924-7783). 

 All Production Photos by Matt Beard Photography

Get a sneak peek of VOLTA here!

Cirque du Soleil returns to Chicago with VOLTA, a captivating voyage of discovery! Inspired in part by the adventurous spirit that fuels the culture of street sports, VOLTA explores the themes of celebrating differences and unique qualities in a world where technology often isolates people from one another rather than freeing them. Written and directed by Bastien Alexandre, with Jean Guibert as the director of creation, VOLTA weaves acrobatics in a visually striking world driven by a stirring melodic score, composed by Anthony Gonzalez from the international electronic group M83. For the first time, VOLTA will perform under its signature Big Top at the Soldier Field South Lot, 1410 Museum Campus Drive, Chicago, May 18 – June 23, 2019. The official Premiere performance will be held Tuesday, May 21, at 8 p.m.

Access to the best seats and prices are available for existing Cirque Club members beginning Tuesday, November 20. Visit to sign up for a complimentary membership. Cirque Club members receive advance access to the best seats under the Big Top, at the best price.

Tickets (starting at $49) will be available to the general public beginning Monday, November 26, 2018, aka ‘Cyber Monday,’ by visiting or calling 1-877-9CIRQUE (1-877-924-7783). Discover Cirque’s Hennessy Black VIP Experience package which includes a cocktail reception with open bar and hors d’oeuvres inspired by the show, access to the best seats for greater comfort, complimentary parking and more!

The show
Energetic, urban and contemporary, VOLTA is a captivating voyage of discovery that showcases never-before-seen under the Big Top acrobatics in a visually striking world. Driven by a stirring melodic score and inspired in part by the adventurous spirit that fuels the culture of street sports, VOLTA is a story of transformation. It is about being true to oneself, fulfilling one’s true potential, and recognizing one’s own power to make it possible. Ultimate freedom comes with self-acceptance, and with the liberation of the judgment of others.

The name VOLTA refers to a sudden about-face, a change in emotion or idea often used in poetry. It also speaks to the jolt of energy delivered through the show.

The creative team
VOLTA’s creative team comprises 15 creators under the artistic guidance of Jean-François Bouchard:

Bastien Alexandre                           Writer and Director
Jean Guibert                                   Director of Creation
Bruce Rodgers                                Set Designer
Zaldy Goco                                     Costume Designer
Anthony Gonzalez                           Composer and Musical Director
Julie Perron                                    Choreographer
Martin Labrecque                            Lighting Designer
Thibaut Duverneix                          Video Content Designer
Jean-Michel Caron                          Sound Designer
Anne Séguin Poirier                        Props Designer
Rob Bollinger                                  Acrobatic Performance Designer
Philippe Aubertin                             Acrobatic Performance Designer
Jaque Paquin                                  Acrobatic Equipment and Rigging Designer
Eleni Uranis                                    Make up Designer
Manon Beaudoin                             Character’s guide

VOLTA gratefully acknowledges its Official Partners, Hennessy Black, Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte, and Sirius.

Social Media:
Twitter: @Cirque #VOLTA  
Instagram: cirquedusoleil #VOLTA

Cirque du Soleil
VOLTA is Cirque du Soleil’s 41st original production since 1984, and its 18th show presented under the Big Top. The company has brought wonder and delight to more than 190 million spectators in more than 450 cities on six continents. Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group has close to 4,000 employees, including 1,400 performing artists from close to 60 different countries.

For more information about Cirque du Soleil, visit

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