Wednesday, November 29, 2017

TICKETS ON SALE 12/1: Cirque du Soleil's CORTEO to Play the BMO Harris Bank Metro Center in Rockford 4/5-8, 2018

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One of the best-loved Cirque du Soleil productions is back on tour:

Production Photos by Lucas Saporiti

The cast of CORTEO includes 51 acrobats, musicians, singers and actors from all around the world.

Starting April 5, 2018 at the BMO Harris Bank Metro Center in Rockford
Tickets on pre-sale exclusively to Cirque Club members now. General on-sale begins December 1, 2017

After thrilling more than 8 million people worldwide, CORTEO will embark on a new journey next March as the same enchanting production but now in arenas, giving more people the opportunity to enjoy a Cirque du Soleil show in their own town. The show will visit Rockford at the BMO Harris Bank Metro Center for a limited run of six performances, from April 5 to 8, 2018.

This unique production directed by Daniele Finzi Pasca premiered in Montreal in April 2005 and has visited 64 cities in 19 countries.

CORTEO, which means cortege in Italian, is a joyous procession, a festive parade imagined by a clown. The show brings together the passion of the actor with the grace and power of the acrobat to plunge the audience into a theatrical world of fun, comedy and spontaneity situated in a mysterious space between heaven and earth.

The clown pictures his own funeral taking place in a carnival atmosphere, watched over by quietly caring angels. Juxtaposing the large with the small, the ridiculous with the tragic and the magic of perfection with the charm of imperfection, the show highlights the strength and fragility of the clown, as well as his wisdom and kindness, to illustrate the portion of humanity that is within each of us. The music, by turns lyrical and playful, carries CORTEO through a timeless celebration in which illusion teases reality.

Sponsor: Cirque du Soleil gratefully acknowledges the official sponsors of the CORTEO USA tour: Forsythe Technology.

Social media
Twitter: @Cirque #CORTEO
Instagram: @cirquedusoleil #CORTEO

Ticket information
Show Schedule:
Thursday, April 5, 2018 – 7:30 pm
Friday, April 6, 2018 – 7:30 pm
Saturday April 7, 2018 – 3:30 pm & 7:30 pm
Sunday, April 8, 2018 – 1:00 pm & 5:00 pm

Advance tickets for CORTEO are available now online to Cirque Club members through November 30. Cirque Club membership is free and benefits includes access to advance tickets, special offers and exclusive behind the scenes information. To join, go to

Tickets will be available to the public as of starting December 1 at 10 am on
Tickets start at $35 (subject to change) and child tickets start at $25.

About Cirque du Soleil
Originally composed of 20 street performers in 1984, Cirque du Soleil completely reinvented circus arts and went on to become a world leader in artistic entertainment. Established in Montreal, the Canadian organization has brought wonder and delight to over 180 million spectators with 42 productions that have taken place in close to 450 cities in 60 countries. Cirque du Soleil currently has over 4,000 employees, including 1,300 artists, from nearly 50 countries. In 2017 alone, 19 shows are being presented simultaneously throughout the world.

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