I've seen this show before. Should I see it again?
Cirque du Soleil's Alegria
is coming to Atlanta in March and April. I saw the show at the Beau Rivage in Biloxi some two years ago, when they were wrapping up the long-standing installation, and honestly, it's one of the best Cirque shows I've seen. One of my other friends thinks the music is the best of the ones she's seen (I personally think O
's music is better, but Alegria
is a close second).
The problem here is the tickets. Now, I'm definitely going, but the horns of the dilemma are as follows: Should I get one ticket or two? Of course, I'm a proud, card-carrying member of the Dateless Goober Society, but just because I am at the moment, doesn't mean that I will be in six months (who the hell are you kidding?
-James' internal monologue) and it's not like I can't take someone else on as friends anyways.
The other question: Should I buy Tapis Rouge
tickets? Tapis Rouge is French for "Red Carpet," meaning it's the end-all-be-all of Cirque show experiences, complete with a special entrance, special parking, hors d'oeuvres and desserts before the show and during the intermission, respectively; a special gift, and a souvenir program. When I saw Dralion
, I got the Tapis Rouge tickets and had the opportunity to meet the cast of the show.
The problem here is that the Tapis Rouge tickets are currently $190 dollars, a far cry from the $90 or so that I seem to recall spending on the Dralion
Tapis Rouge (A side note: when the French play poker, to declare themselves all-in, they say "tapis"--fitting that I would have to practically go all-in to get two Tapis Rouge tickets...). That's really an exceeding amount of money to pay for a show that I've already seen (indeed, if I get two!), especially when I can get good seats for $70 a piece.
Of course, it just might be worth it if I get to meet the hula hoop girl