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Cirque du Soleil presents Alegría during Christmas holiday

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Cirque du Soleil will perform its critically-acclaimed show to Oklahoma City audiences through Dec. 26. Photo provided

Alegría will perform through Dec. 26, 2010 for four performances only.

Alegría is a Cirque du Soleil classic and an internationally acclaimed production that has entertained more than 10 million people worldwide since its world premiere in Montreal in 1994.

In May 2009, Alegría embarked on a new journey, performing the same mesmerizing production, but now in arenas throughout North America, giving more people the opportunity to enjoy a Cirque du Soleil show in their own town.

Alegría is a Spanish word that means happiness, joy and jubilation and features an international cast of 55 performers and musicians from 17 countries and showcasing colorful and daring acrobatics.

Acts include the Synchro Trapeze and the intense and high-energy Aerial High Bars in which daring aerialists fly to catchers swinging more than 40 feet above the stage.

Power Track, is a display of synchronized choreography and tumbling on a trampoline system hidden under the stage floor.

In Russian Bars, artists fly through the air and perform somersaults and mid-air turns, landing on bars perched on the sturdy shoulders of catchers.

TICKET INFORMATION:

Tickets for the general public are available, but the lower priced tickets are reportedly scarce. www.cirquedusoleil.com/alegria or by calling 1-800-745-3000.

Remaining show schedule (Dec. 23 – 26, 2010):

• Thursday, Dec. 23 at 7:30pm

• Saturday, Dec. 25 at 5:00pm

• Sunday, Dec. 26 at 1:00pm and 5:00pm

Alegría is dark (no shows) on December 24.

About Cirque du Soleil

From a group of 20 street performers at its beginnings in 1984, Cirque du Soleil is a major Quebec-based organization providing high-quality artistic entertainment. The company has 5,000 employees including more than 1,200 artists from close to 50 different countries.

Cirque du Soleil has brought wonder and delight to close to 100 million spectators in 300 cities on five continents. In 2010, Cirque du Soleil will present 21 shows simultaneously throughout the world. Cirque du Soleil International Headquarters are in Montreal, Canada. For more information about Cirque du Soleil, visit www.cirquedusoleil.com.

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