I've seen 6 or 7 Cirque du Soliel shows in several different cities, and I've loved them all. If you're a Cirque fan, of course you'll go see Amaluna, and if you've never seen one of their shows it's a decent introduction. At the same time, I thought Amaluna was a relatively weak show by Cirque standards. The circus acts, with two or three exceptions, were rather run of the mill, even if expertly performed. The music, played by an all female band, was very loud and bombastic. I enjoyed it, but it did not have the charm and sense of mystery I've heard at other Cirque shows. The two guitarists appeared several times on stage, which I guess was fine, but kind of a distraction from the circus acts. The theme of the show has to do with female coming of age (70% of the performers are female), and like all Cirque shows was a bit opaque. The costumes were beautiful. The stage set was rather minimal, though the show makes good use of a big vessel full of water. As several reviewers have noted the clowning was weak, just not very funny or clever. I know ticket prices are all over the map, but the venue is small enough that even less expensive tickets are likely to be fine. You can pay $180 for tickets that are only a few rows from $125 or cheaper seats. I would also add that concessions at Cirque shows are way overpriced for what they are. Bring a bottle of water in your purse and no one will be the wiser. So my bottom line is go see the show, since there's nothing like Cirque, and their shows are always worthwhile in my experience. But if you've seen other Cirque shows prepare to be just a tad underwhelmed.
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