Mar 2 - 4 , 2018
Cirque du Soleil: Corteo
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 New Orleans at the Smoothie King Center for a limited run of five performances, from March 2 to 4, 2018.
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.
The cast of CORTEO includes 51 acrobats, musicians, singers and actors from all around the world.
Additional Ticket Info
The Smoothie King Center Box Office and Will Call will be open Thursday, March 1 and Friday, March 2 from 9AM - 8:30PM, Saturday, March 3 from 12PM - 8:30PM, and Sunday, March 4 from 10AM - 8PM.