Barb, Mike, Kevin and I saw Corteo tonight and loved it. If you can get a ticket before they leave, do it. This show is amazing and shouldn’t be missed. Cirque du Soleil has pushed what can be done with a touring show beyond anything previously seen. This show is stunning, edge of your seat fun. It’s beautiful, magical, surprising and amazing. I rank it with the best of the best. Here follows Cirque du Soleil’s own promo copy. Enjoy.

Corteo, which means “cortege” in Italian, is a joyous procession, a festive parade imagined by a clown. The show brings together the passion of the actor with the grace and power of the acrobat to plunge the audience into a theatrical world of fun, comedy and spontaneity situated in a mysterious space between heaven and earth.

The clown pictures his own funeral taking place in a carnival atmosphere, watched over by quietly caring angels. Juxtaposing the large with the small, the ridiculous with the tragic and the magic of perfection with the charm of imperfection, the show highlights the strength and fragility of the clown, as well as his wisdom and kindness, to illustrate the portion of humanity that is within each of us. The music, by turns lyrical and playful, carries Corteo through a timeless celebration in which illusion teases reality.