EDIT 1.23.2020 ~ QUICK REVIEW of Cirque du Soleil AXEL

Tonight we saw the second ever ice show from Cirque du Soleil, AXEL.  And like every Cirque show before this, we were BLOWN AWAY.  How is it that this company keeps creating the most stellar of productions?!?!

If you have never seen a Cirque du Soleil show, this would be a great start for you.  And  then you will be hooked.  We were floundering trying to explain Cirque shows to my daughter’s friend tonight, and I think we settled on “just wait and see!”.  It is hard to put into words the magic of a Cirque du Soleil show, and now that they have added the element of the ice skating it puts a whole new spin on things.

AXEL was fantastic from start to finish, with unbelievable performances.  The music!  The skating!  The action!  The acrobatics!  The fire!  The lights!  The comedy!  The puppy!  The dancing!  The areal feats!  The antics!  The intrigue!

Run, don’t walk, to the Box Office!  See below for ticket INFO!


Cirque du Soleil is skating back to Cincinnati in January with their newest show, AXEL.  If AXEL is like any of it’s Cirque sibling shows it will be a stunning spectacle to behold.  I have yet to see the show but I have read some rave reviews and I am on the edge of my seat waiting to see it in person!

I have yet to see a Cirque du Soleil performance that I did not fall in love with.  Each show is so unique and full of wonder.  The creativity and innovation that goes into developing and putting the shows together is always evident.  The performers always put their whole heart into bringing their characters to life and do amazing acts of acrobatics, skating and entertaining.

If you are a long time fan of Cirque du Soleil, or you have never even seen a show, do not miss this opportunity to catch AXEL in January.  Tickets are on sale now at: https://www.cirquedusoleil.com/axel I would venture to say that tickets to Cirque du Soleil’s AXEL would be a popular stocking stuffer this holiday season!

Read more about the show and check out a video sneak peek…

Cirque du Soleil presents: AXEL

Cirque du Soleil Is Back on Ice

Experience live music, extraordinary skating and stunning visuals  in Cirque du Soleil AXEL

It is with great excitement that Cirque du Soleil announces its new on-ice spectacle that will spin you into the vibrant world of AXEL. This new production features spectacular skating, breathtaking acrobatics on ice, astonishing visual effects, and live music that seamlessly integrates popular songs with new original scores. AXEL will be gliding into the U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati for 6 performances only from January 23-26, 2020.

An inspirational and musical storyline

Axel, a young graphic artist and musician, dives into his hand-drawn universe as he falls in love with the captivating Lei. Together they jet off on a fast-moving quest to retrieve the stolen light from the supervillain Vï.  In this epic fantasy, graphic art and music intertwine to create the super-charged world of AXEL. Spectacular ice skating, breath-taking acrobatics, pop-rock music and vibrant visuals create an energetic and immersive experience for the whole family.

n Cirque du Soleil AXEL, the music serves a narrative thread guiding our characters and our audiences as they journey with Axel and Lei to discover that true love shines even brighter than the most radiant star.

This newest Cirque du Soleil creation brings a new look to the world of ice skating by introducing us to the discipline of freestyle skating. This fresh take on skating combined with the skill and power of traditional pairs, solo, and adagio work allows Cirque du Soleil to set the stage for high-caliber ice skating of all kinds.

AXEL Sneak Peek:

Tickets are available online at cirquedusoleil.com/axel.

Show Schedule

Thursday, January 23 at 7:30 pm

Friday, January 24 at 7:30 pm

Saturday, January 25 at 3:30 and 7:30 pm

Sunday, January 26 at 1:00 and 5:00 pm

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Disclaimer: I partner with Cirque du Soleil promoters to get the word out about the shows in return for media tickets and other media events.   Photographs and press information was provided.  The opinions are 100% my own!