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Cirque du Soleil Brings AMALUNA to Northern and Central California

Cirque du Soleil Brings AMALUNA to Northern and Central California

Back by popular demand, Cirque du Soleil brings AMALUNA to Northern and Central California for a limited engagement.

Written and directed by Tony Award-winning director Diane Paulus, Cirque du Soleil's 33rd production is a celebration of love and a tribute to the work and voice of women, featuring a cast that comprises mostly women with an all-female band.

The show's title is a fusion of the words ama, which refers to "mother" in many languages, and luna, which means "moon," a symbol of femininity that evokes both the mother-daughter relationship and the idea of goddess and protector of the planet. AMALUNA is also the name of the mysterious island where this magical story unfolds.

AMALUNA will perform under the Big Top at Oracle Park in San Francisco November 19, 2019-January 12, 2020 and under the Big top at Raley Field in Sacramento January 22-February 16, 2020.

Access to the best seats and prices are available for existing Cirque Club members beginning today. Visit to sign up for a complimentary membership. Cirque Club members receive advance access to the best seats under the Big Top, at the best price.

Tickets (starting at $54) for the general public will be available for purchase beginning Friday, August 2 by visiting or calling 1-877-9CIRQUE (1-877-924-7783).

AMALUNA invites the audience to a mysterious island governed by goddesses and guided by the cycles of the moon. Their queen, Prospera, directs her daughter's coming-of-age ceremony in a rite that honors femininity, renewal, rebirth, and balance-which marks the passing of these insights and values from one generation to the next. In the wake of a storm caused by Prospera, a group of young men lands on the island, triggering an epic, emotional story of love between Prospera's daughter and a brave young suitor. But theirs is a love that will be put to the test. The couple must face numerous demanding trials and overcome daunting setbacks before they can achieve mutual trust, faith, and harmony.

Director Diane Paulus, winner of a 2013 Tony Award (Pippin) says, "I didn't want to build a 'women's agenda' show. I wanted to create a show with women at the center of it, something that had a hidden story that featured women as the heroines." Paulus drew from a series of classical influences when creating the concept of the show; including tales from Greek and Norse mythology, Mozart's The Magic Flute and Shakespeare's The Tempest.

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Originally composed of 20 street performers in 1984, Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group completely reinvented circus arts and went on to become a world leader in live entertainment. Established in Montreal, the Canadian organization has brought wonder and delight to over 200 million spectators with productions presented in close to 450 cities in 60 countries. Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group currently has over 4,500 employees, including 1,400 artists, from nearly 70 countries.

Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group creates content for a broad range of audacious projects. On top of producing world-renowned shows, the organization has extended its creative approach to a large variety of entertainment forms such as multimedia productions, immersive experiences, theme parks and special events. Going beyond its various creations, Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group aims to make a positive impact on people, communities and the planet with its most important tools: creativity and art.
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Photo Credit: Markus Moellenberg

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