BWW Previews: VAREKAI by Cirque du Soleil Comes to Prudential Center, 8/27

Now, New Jersey audiences can join the over 8 million people worldwide who have seen Varekai, the fabulous Cirque du Soleil performance written and directed by Dominic Champagne. The show first premiered in Montreal in 2002 and has visited more than 72 cities in 20 countries around the globe. Varekai will be at Newark's Prudential Center for seven performances from August 27th to August 31st and it is a wonderful performance to top off your summer. The show's production elements are ideal for the Center's arena venue.

About the show: The world called "Varekai" is deep within a forest, at the summit of a volcano. And here, the sky lets go to a solitary young man who is parachuted into the shadows of a magical forest, a kaleidoscopic world imbued with fantastical creatures. The young man takes flight in an absurd and extraordinary adventure. On this day, at the edge of time, in the place of pure and undiluted possibility, he begins an inspired incantation to a life rediscovered and to a newly found wonder in the mysteries of the world and the mind. In Varekai, Cirque du Soleil presents an extraordinary experience for its audience.

Cirque du Soleil is a Quebec based organization that provides extraordinary artistic entertainment. The company has 5,000 employees that include 1,300 artists from about 50 different countries. Cirque du Soleil shows are renowned for their elaborate staging, an array of incredible talent, and fabulous, ornate costuming.

Varekai features an international cast of 40 performers and musicians from 18 different countries. Don't miss this incredible opportunity to see aerial hoops, Georgian Dance, clown acts, juggling, Russian Swings and so much more. Verekai is one of Cirque du Soleil's signature shows. Afternoon and evening performances at Prudential Center are available. For schedules and ticketing, visit or call, 1-800-745-3000.

Photo: Courtesy of Cirque du Soleil

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