Last Thursday, in front of a packed house, Cirque Du Soleil made its debut in Tysons and bringing one of the most energetic and famous shows to Northern Virginia. I was able to attend, and while photos inside were not allowed, I can affirm that this is the real deal show.
The event is located directly adjacent to the Tysons Corner metro station (look for the big circus tents), and is very easy to get to from anywhere in the area. The show is well laid out, a near theater in the round, and prior to the show spectators can actually get up on the stage to cross a quickly disassembled pedestrian bridge over the set.
The late 19th century steam punk vibe makes the show feel like being transported back to an era of illusion pre-dating modern technology, and yet it is the spectacular set full of technology that creates the show’s surreal atmosphere. The music is great, the performers are unreal, and the entertainment is undeniable.
Tickets are for sale for as low as $39, and the show is appropriate for families; so don’t skip your chance to see this world renowned show. The two hour show is running through mid-September in the heart of Tysons at Lerner Town Square, directly adjacent to the Tysons Corner metro station.