I have seen two previous cirque shows (Kooza and Ovo) and LOVED them. I hadn't had the chance to go back since having kullen so when given the opportunity to visit and review the show, I was estatic! I just KNEW my boys were going to love it!
Amaluna is different than other Cirque shows because it's about women empowerment! (can i get a HECK YES!) The cast is 70% women and the band is 100% women. This is the first time in history of Cirque that this has happened and while we're talking history - it's also the 30th anniversary of Cirque Du Soleil! It truly felt like a magical show!
[cirque encouraged us to take #cirqueselfie during intermission]The main story line is simple: girl meets boy, boy loves girl, mom doesn't want girl to like boy but nothing can keep them apart! not even a funky lizard-man! ;)
The show opens with Cali (the lizard-man) having fun with the audience! He stole a mans popcorn and began eating it and then throwing it back at him! Then he climbed a 'tower' and began throwing popcorn down on the audience below. Kullen absolutely loved that part!
A main feature of the show was a huge water bowl. My favorite part was the main character, Miranda, swimming in the bowl and doing some extreme hand balancing while dripping wet!
[cirque du soleil prohibits photography so i wasn't able to get any pictures except during intermission!]
We were invited on Media Night which was truly exciting for me! I was so excited to stay afterwards and mingle with other bloggers and have a Q&A session with Amaluna's publicist Rowenna Dunn. We learned some interesting information and had a great time!
Throughout the night, they had screens set up that featured our tweets - my friend Heather was even able to capture me (and my husbands - yeah, he's on twitter!!!) tweet! :)
a super BIG thank you to Cirque for providing tickets for me and the boys to attend the show and stay for Media Night. It's an experience we will never forget!
[i was provided tickets for my honest review of the show and all information and opinions are my own]
Cirque and Amaluna want you to experience this amazing experience for yourself! They have provided me with FOUR tickets to giveaway to one lucky reader for the August 28th show at 8pm! The giveaway will be open until Aug 25th! Good Luck!