Cirque du Soleil has a new show coming to town and it is a Cirque production like no other.  Cirque du Soleil CRYSTAL is going to take the acrobatics, music and action of their already existing Cirque productions and add in a new component – ICE!  That is right, Cirque du Soleil’s CRYSTAL is performed on an ice rink.  I for one cannot wait to witness this magical production.  There will only be six performances of CRYSTAL in Cincinnati in December, and tickets are on sale NOW!  Tickets to CRYSTAL would make a great early Christmas gift.  Get all the details below…

Editor’s Note ~  Update on the Show

12/28/2018:  We went to see Crystal last night at the US Bank Arena and it was phenomenal!  The mix of acrobatics, ice skating and light displays made for lots of thrills for the audience.  The show was beautiful, poignant and like no other Cirque show we have been to.   The storyline was captivating, and the performers poured their heart into their characters.

If you live near Cincinnati I highly recommend getting tickets to this show ASAP because there are only a few performances left.  And if you live outside of our area be sure to visit the Cirque website to see when the show will be near your hometown.

Here are some pictures I took at the show – they do  not do the performance justice at all, trust me.  This show was out of this world, and definitely one of our favorites of the Cirque shows.  Also visit my BEHIND THE SCENES blog post to see some pictures and videos of what happens off stage in preparation for the show.

Cirque du Soleil Announces a Brand New Show! CRYSTAL

Cirque du Soleil is excited to announce its return to the Queen City this December with its first creation on ice – CRYSTAL. This unique production pushes the boundaries of performance by combining stunning skating and acrobatic feats that defy the imagination. CRYSTAL will celebrate the holidays at the U.S. Bank Arena from Thursday, December 27 through Sunday, December 30 – for six shows only.

In CRYSTAL, gymnasts and skaters perform acrobatics on the ice and in the air, seamlessly combining multiple disciplines for a world-class audience experience. Synchronized, freestyle and extreme skating are featured alongside circus disciplines such as swinging trapeze, aerial straps and hand-to-hand. The result is an adrenaline-packed show for the whole family that pushes the boundaries and surpasses all expectations.

The city holds a special place for us as Cincinnati native Mary Siegel, cast member of Crystal, will make her debut in the city where she grew up. “I can’t even begin to find the words to describe exactly how excited I am to be performing with Cirque du Soleil in my hometown,” says Mary. “It’s one thing to share what I love with my closest friends and family, but to do so around the holidays, I couldn’t ask for a better scenario.”  She joined Cirque du Soleil during the creation of CRYSTAL in the summer of 2017 in Montreal and has been performing as a figure skater in the show ever since.

Watch world-class ice skaters and acrobats explore their new frozen playground with speed and fluidity as they challenge the laws of gravity with never-before-seen acrobatics. Cirque du Soleil’s CRYSTAL fuses circus arts and the world of ice skating in a stunning new production that will take the audience on a journey into a surreal world where figure skating blends with acrobatics and aerial prowess.

Show Schedule – Thursday, December 27 through Sunday, December 30, 2018

Thursday, December 27 at 7:30 pm

Friday, December 28 at 7:30 pm

Saturday, December 29 at 4:00 pm and 7:30 pm

Sunday, December 30 at 1:30 pm and 5:00 pm

More about CRYSTAL – A Breakthrough Ice Experience

Follow CRYSTAL, the lead character, on an exhilarating tale of self-discovery as she dives into a world of her own imagination. Feel the adrenaline as she soars through this surreal world at high speed to become what she was always destined to be: confident, liberated and empowered. CRYSTAL invites you to suspend reality and glide into a world that springs to colorful life with astounding visual projections and a soundtrack that seamlessly blends popular music with the signature sound of Cirque du Soleil.

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Disclaimer: I received tickets to CRYSTAL for media review purposes.  Photographs and press information was provided, a few of the pictures are my own from our visit to the show.  The opinions are 100% my own!