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Cirque du Soleil presenting "Varekai" in Bangor June 18 - 22, 2014
By Maine.gov
Feb 6, 2014 - 12:17:13 AM

Tickets go on sale Tuesday, February 11 at 10am

Bangor (February 4, 2014) -- Global Spectrum is pleased to announce that Cirque du Soleil will perform in Bangor for the very first time with its newest arena show, Varekai. Performances will be held at the Cross Insurance Center from June 18 - 22, 2014 for seven performances only. After touring the world for 11 years under the big top, this past December Varekai embarked on a new journey touring the world in arenas and in some new markets never before visited by Cirque du Soleil.

Advance tickets for Varekai are available now online exclusively to Cirque Club members through February 10. Cirque Club membership is free and benefits includes access to advance tickets, special offers and exclusive behind the scenes information. To join, go to www.cirqueclub.com.

Ticket prices start at $49.00 and will go on sale to the general public Tuesday, February 11 at 10am. Tickets can be purchased online at Ticketmaster.com, by calling 1-800-745-3000, or in person at the Cross Insurance Center box office located at 515 Main Street.

Show Schedule (June 18-22, 2014):

Wednesday, June 18 at 7:30pm
Thursday, June 19 at 7:30pm
Friday, June 20 at 7:30pm
Saturday, June 21 at 4:00pm and 7:30pm
Sunday, June 22 at 1:30pm and 5:00pm

Ticket Information (PL1 - PL8):

Adults: From $49 to $139
Children (12 & under): From $40 to $112
Military, Seniors, Students: From $44.50 to $89.50*
*Discount applicable on select Price Levels and on non-peak shows only. See local ticketing website for details.

For complete show and ticket information, please visit http://www.crossinsurancecenter.com/events/126/cirque-du-soleil-varekai

About Varekai

Deep within a forest, at the summit of a volcano, exists an extraordinary world a world where something else is possible. A world called Varekai. The sky lets go a solitary young man, and the story of Varekai begins. Parachuted into the shadows of a magical forest, a kaleidoscopic world imbued with fantastical creatures, a young man takes flight in an adventure both absurd and extraordinary. On this day at the edge of time, in this place of pure and undiluted possibility, begins an inspired incantation to a life rediscovered and to a newly found wonder in the mysteries of the world and the mind. The word Varekai (pronounced ver•ay•'kie) means "wherever" in the Romany language of the gypsies the universal wanderers. Directed by Dominic Champagne, this production pays tribute to the nomadic soul, to the spirit and art of the circus tradition, and to those who quest with infinite passion along the path that leads to Varekai.

About Cirque du Soleil

From a group of 20 street performers at its beginnings in 1984, Cirque du Soleil is a major Québec-based organization providing high-quality artistic entertainment. The company has 5,000 employees, including more than 1,300 artists from more than 50 different countries.

Cirque du Soleil has brought wonder and delight to more than 100 million spectators in more than 300 cities in over forty countries on six continents. For more information about Cirque du Soleil, visit www.cirquedusoleil.com.

Sponsors

Cirque du Soleil gratefully acknowledges the official sponsors of the Varekai American tour: XEROX, DHL and its presenting sponsor Visa Signature in association with Merrill Lynch.

About Global Spectrum:

Global Spectrum (global-spectrum.com) manages more than 115 other public assembly facilities around the world. Nearly 23-million people attended more than 15,000 events in Global Spectrum venues last year. Based in Philadelphia, PA, Global Spectrum is part of Comcast-Spectacor, one of the world's largest sports and entertainment companies. Comcast-Spectacor also owns the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League, Ovations Food Services, a food and beverage services provider, New Era Tickets, a full-service ticketing and marketing product for public assembly facilities, Paciolan, the leading provider of venue establishment ticketing, fundraising and marketing technology solutions, Front Row Marketing Services, a commercial rights sales company, and Flyers SkateZone, a series of community ice skating rinks.



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