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Cirque du Soleil swings back to San Antonio for first big top show
Step right up! Cirque du Soleil is returning to San Antonio for the first time since 2006 and presenting its first-ever local show under the big top.
On March 15, the internationally acclaimed circus company announced it was bringing its extravagant production BAZZAR to Nelson Wolff Stadium from November 5 to December 3. The engagement is only the second stop on the North American tour and the Southwest debut of the production.
Initially created in 2018, BAZZAR was only staged in India and the Middle East before a 2022 relaunch. BAZZAR has since toured in Sao Paolo, Rio de Janeiro, and Santiago, Chile, and will be presented in Colombia and Argentina before heading north to its first United States dates.
BAZZAR draws inspiration from traditional Middle Eastern bazaars, capturing the bustling energy of open-air markets through high-flying acrobatics. As always, a close-knit crew of aerial artists, dancers, and musicians offer an immersive experience for audiences of all ages — and a peek inside the creative process.
“My biggest high is the creative process,” says writer and director Susan Gaudreau via a release.“There is nothing more fascinating for the audience than when artists share that with you— What they go through... Their inner, creative world.”
Passes for BAZZAR’s San Antonio shows are currently available online exclusively to Club Cirque members. Locals can sign up for a free subscription online. Tickets will open up the general public on March 20.