Growing up in Kingston meant visiting Toronto or Ottawa for big ticket entertainment. Concerts, plays and Cirque du Soleil were a two hour-plus drive away. Well, the times are a changing! Cirque du Soleil’s OVO will be making a stop in Kingston at the Rogers K-Rock centre from Dec. 7 to Dec. 11 for seven performances as part of their North American tour.
This year’s theme is a “colourful ecosystem teeming with life, where insects work, eat, crawl, flutter, play, fight and look for love.”
OVO means egg in Portuguese and is fitting to the theme as the show revolves around a mysterious egg that appears and triggers the insects curiosity.
Expect all of the magic and talent that this French Canadian show consistently brings to its audiences. Stunning set design, incredible live music and intricate costumes (they take 75 hours of work — EACH) that never fail to leave jaws dropping.
So, do you want to go? Head over to my Facebook page and look for this post. Follow Keep up with Kingston, like the post on Facebook and comment, “I wanna see Cirque!” and your name will be entered in a draw for a pair of tickets to the Dec. 9th show at 4 pm. The winner will be announced on Facebook on November 15, 2016.