Review: Cirque du Soleil VOLTA in Washington now through November 4

There’s less than a month left to catch Cirque du Soleil’s touring production of VOLTA at Marymoor Park in Redmond, WA. It takes a lot for me to leave Seattle but Cirque du Soleil is always worth it! This time, Brandon and I had the opportunity to bring our youngest niece, who turns 12 this year, for her first Cirque show!

There’s a lot of activity in this production that is packed with dozens of circus acts, clowning, music, and “how the heck did they do that” moments. I’m usually not a big fan of the clowns in Cirque but this production features a lovely vignette of the show’s clown in a delightful struggle with three washing machines, which was one of my favorite moments of the night.

Some of the highlights of the show were the Trampowall scene (I could have watched an hour of just that performance!), the unicyclist balancer, and the shape divers. I won’t go into too much more detail as I want to let the production feel fresh and spoiler-free for you.

I’m still mystified by a performance in the second act that was nothing like anything I’ve seen.  My jaw was open the entire time and I still shake my head wondering how she does it. If you’ve already seen this production, you know what I’m talking about!

The music was some of the best that I remember from a cirque show and lingered with us for the rest of the evening. The narrative and overarching theme of this particular show isn’t one of my top five favorites, but Cirque du Soleil is always such a special outing and experience. VOLTA is only in King County until November 4 and the final weeks generally sell out, so I recommend getting your tickets now.

Check out the VOLTA Facebook Page for fun photos of cast members performing in iconic areas around Seattle!

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Want to watch a video preview of the show? Here you go:

 

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