Last night I had the privilege of seeing “Zarkana” by Cirque Du Soleil. I never saw a live performance by the troupe before and I must say they were amazing. If you are visiting New York during the summer months the show is running for a limited time (the last show is September 2, 2012). And Native New Yorkers please note that this is your last chance to see “Zarkana” as it will not be performed in New York City again.
The acrobats and ariel artists were amazing, the music powerful (even though I think they made up their own lyrics in an unknown language – I thought I caught a word or two in Latin, Italian, and Yiddish), and the star “clowns” had the audience constantly laughing.
Should you decide to attend, I would suggest purchasing seats in either the first or second mezzanine as I’m not sure you would be able to appreciate some of the scenes/effects from the orchestra section. And a little sidenote regarding the purchase of tickets – visit www.broadwaybox.com as I believe there is a coupon you can print out and bring to the box office of Radio City for a $30.00 – $35.00 discount (I love a bargain). Also when you go to the box office in person you save the additional Telecharge fee.
To those who decide to take my advice and see “Zarkana,” send me a comment and let me know how you enjoyed the show.