For my daughter’s 12th birthday, I gave her a small box to keep in her room…on the lid, it says ‘Bucket List’ in big, beautiful letters. She has already started to squirrel slips of paper away, her 7th grade handwriting noting the dreams and goals she has for the many years to come.
Clearly, I’m much older and yet, I still have ‘Bucket List’ items tucked away…some written down, some I’ve always just made known to my friends and family.
Long on the list has been to sit in the audience of a Cirque du Soleil show. I’m giddy the cast is coming to St. Louis. I’m thrilled I’ll finally be in the audience. And I’m even more excited I’ve been gifted with the opportunity to give away two tickets to the show. Read on.
What show is coming?
While Cirque du Soleil has been impressing St. Louis audiences since 2003, OVO is brand new to the area. Featuring characters, musicians, world-class acrobats from 19 countries around the world, OVO means ‘egg’ in Portuguese and is, “a headlong rush into a colorful ecosystem teeming with life, where insects work, eat, crawl, flutter, play, fight and look for love in a non-stop riot of energy and movement.”
Filled with foot juggling, hand-balancing, the elegance of acrobatics, dance and the ability to defy physics and gravity – all while performing in full costume. It is a test of strength, of athletic ability, of grace and teamwork.
I’ve long heard awe-filled testimonies and cannot wait to add mine to the list. OVO is one of 19 shows performing simultaneously around the world this year.
As a side note, Missouri native, James Johnson, will be performing in this cast. Johnson competed in the Visa National Gymnastics Championships from 2009-2012 and was discovered by Cirque du Soleil after he submitted videos of himself performing. He was originally cast in a temporary role in OVO, but that has lead to a permanent contract. He plays two insects in the show: Cricket and Creatura. Be sure to watch for him.
Show and Ticket Information:
OVO will perform seven shows only August 3 – 7 at Chaifetz Arena
Wednesday, Thursday at 7:30pm
Friday at 7:30pm
Saturday at 4:30 and 7:30pm
Sunday at 1:30pm and 5:00pm
- Get your tickets at ChaifetzArena box office, by calling 1-800-745-3000 or online at www.cirquedusoleil.com/ovo
- Tickets start at $38 for adults and $25 for children (12 & under).
- Student, Senior and military discounts are available
- Family four packs are available
Here’s what you need to know:
- Giveaway is for two (2) tickets to the Premier Show, August 3rd, 7:30pm
- Winner will pick up tickets at Will Call.
- You must live in the area.
- Use the Widget below to enter, commenting first: Why would you like to see OVO and who would you take?
- Additional entries are available through the widget
- Winner will be notified on July 28th.
Thank you so much for entering – GOOD LUCK! I hope you are as excited as I am to see the show.
No purchase necessary to enter. ExtraordinaryMommy.com is not responsible for prizes that are shipped from outside vendors or sponsors. All entries will be pooled together and one (1) winner will be drawn. The winner will have one calendar days to reply via email. Unclaimed prizes will be placed for availability to newly chosen winners after that time. Giveaway is open to all local St. Louis/Illinois residents only, must be at least 18 years old to enter. Entries accepted through July 28th, 2016 ending at exactly 11:59 CDT.
Disclosure: I am excited to be partnering with Cirque du Soleil to share this with you and offer the giveaway. As always, all thoughts and opinions are mine and mine alone.