Did you know?
Cirque du Soleil, the Montreal-based theatrical production company with world-famous Vegas resident shows, also makes stops in Seattle every other year! I had the privilege of attending KURIOS™ – Cabinet of Curiosities, the latest traveling show, on opening night and it was a night of steampunk magical fun.
I am not a big fan of actual circuses, nor do I normally gravitate towards plays, musicals or other theatre productions. I do, however, have a soft spot in my heart for Cirque du Soleil. I remember visiting Vegas with my family as a kid and being enchanted by the Cirque productions there. I've seen all of the Vegas shows aside from the themed (Beatles & MJ), and have made sure to see every production that comes through Seattle for the past decade or so. I am always so impressed by the athletic ability of the performers, not to mention their ability to transport us into the depths of mystery, beauty and imagination.
Kurios is no different; as soon as you get one look at the stage, it truly feels like you're inside a curio cabinet. From the props to the costumes, there's an overwhelmingly steampunk vibe that makes the show feel like a traveling circus of bygone times. I couldn't help but think how Kurios might be the most family-friendly Cirque show yet. The storylines, costumery and music of most Cirque shows instill a tiny bit of fear along with wonder and fascination - even as an adult! Kurios felt so fun and delightful for everyone, no matter what age.
If you're looking for something awesome, unique and fun to do for your next date or family night, definitely make sure to catch Kurios while it's still in town!
Kurios is now showing nightly Tuesday - Sunday in Redmond's Marymoor Park, with a matinee performance Saturday and earlier shows Sunday. Now through March 22nd!
Thank you Cirque du Soleil for having us!
Disclosure: Tickets provided by Cirque du Soleil for this post. All opinions are mine!