So you no longer need to travel to Vegas to see Cirque…you can just travel to Simsbury (incidentally ranked #57 in CNN’s top 100 towns to live in the U.S.)!
The Connecticut Theater Festival is putting on a production of Cirque de la Symphonie featuring the Hartford Symphony Orchestra at the Simsbury Meadows this Friday night. Tickets are a reasonable $25 in advance for lawn and $320 for a table of eight ($40 a ticket if you have seven friends). While there may not be as many “in the air” acts as the full Cirque du Soleil (let’s call it “cirque lite”) it still promises some fantastic music that should be familiar to everyone– including Carmen and Bolero. For such an extensive and expensive production, these ticket prices really do fulfill the Festival’s mission of “extraordinary events at popular prices.”
One of the great things about any show at the Simsbury Meadows is the fact that you can pack a picnic, blanket, and chair and BYO (wine and beer, but no liquor) and hang out under the stars. Be sure to check the weather forecast too because if it rains, the only shelter you’re going to have is your own umbrella. And bring bug spray too, because I’m still scratching my bites from the last show I went to there.
For tickets, call 860-651-6329 or hike yourself over to the Simsbury Meadows to buy tickets in person.