A Review of Cirque Du Soleil: Delirium

Note: This Post Originally Published 3-5-07

On March 1st my wife and I went to the Peoria Civic Center to see Cirque Du Soleil: Delirium.  We’ve really been trying to take advantage of these sorts of things lately, so even though it was on a work night, we thought, “Why not!”The show itself was very impressive.  I’m sure you’ve all seen Cirque Du Soleil on TV, but the difference between that and Delirium is the fact that it’s not only the regular sort of thing you would expect but also a full-blown concert.  They had four singers, sometimes alone on stage, sometimes together, and so along with all the acrobatics and amazing props, there was constantly music and songs performed by live musicians.

Of course, so much was going on there was a real danger of sensory overload, but everything was beautifully produced and executed.  I would really recommend seeing this show if you get the chance.

However, I’m afraid the Peoria Civic Center just did not do it justice.  Nothing against the Civic Center, but it’s a little run down and just did not suit the extravagance of Delirium at all.  We had floor seats and were packed in tighter than …well, you can fill in your own tasteless cliché.  I found it hard to completely lose myself in the show due to the lackluster surroundings.

But again, the show itself, as well as each and every one of the performers, was magnificent.

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