By Amy L. Hatch
“Quidam,” a Cirque de Soleil show, has rolled into Chambana and they want to send a family of four to see this “captivating” production that opens at Assembly Hall on Wednesday, March 21.
That’s right, we’re giving away a family four-pack of tickets to opening night to one lucky reader! We’ll tell you how to enter a little bit later — first we want to tell you about the show that features 250 costume changes, 500 costume accessories and what a Cirque de Soleil spokeswoman called a “small village” of international acrobats, singers and performers — and that’s a boon for our local economy.
“With 100-plus people in our cast and crew, we are a little village that goes from city to city,” said Jessica Leboeuf. “So, we will rent 100 hotel rooms, we will shop locally, our catering team will buy whatever local produce is in season so we can taste some of the local flavors, and we will go to the coffee shops. We become locals for a week!”
“Quidam,” playing at Assembly Hall from March 21-25 is a show for all ages, Leboeuf adds. The storyline features a young girl and her imaginary world, somewhat like “Alice In Wonderland.”
“This is a fantasy world, but it is definitely based on the human experience,” she says. “We follow this little girl all the way through her journey into her imagination, but instead of the Mad Hatter, we have beautiful aerialists.”
If you’re interesting in seeing Cirque de Soleil’s “Quidam” on opening night here in Champaign-Urbana, here’s your chance to enter to win four tickets. And, you can even take the kids — after all, it’s spring break here in Chambana!
All you need to do is leave us a comment, telling us why you’d like to see the show. Comments will close at midnight tonight. We’ll choose a winner at random, and notify that reader by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 20.