CHICAGO, ILLINOIS (Wednesday, November 2, 2016) #OdysseoCHI – The internationally acclaimed entertainment company Cavalia once again pushes the limits of live entertainment with its new theatrical adventure Odysseo – a $30 million extravaganza that expands the definition of performance into an epic and soulful experience. For its first run in the Midwest, the world’s largest touring production will be presented in Chicago under the White Big Top at Soldier Field South Lot (South Lot, 1410 Museum Campus Drive, Chicago, IL 60605) starting Saturday, April 1, 2017, with matinee and evening shows scheduled through Sunday, April 23, 2017. Tickets for Odysseo are now on sale at or by calling 1-866-999-8111.

With a production double the size of Cavalia’s eponymous creation, which enjoyed a very successful run in Chicago in 2009, Odysseo is a show unlike any other on the planet, an immersive theatrical experience in which horses are still front and center. Imagined by Normand Latourelle – creator of Cavalia and renowned for combining different forms of artistic expression and reinventing the scenic space – Odysseo is a veritable revolution in live performance that makes hearts race. Audiences of all ages will be transported on an epic journey to some of nature’s greatest wonders by this breathtaking production that features 65 magnificent horses and 48 talented riders, acrobats, aerialists, dancers and musicians.

The four-legged stars play in complicity and with freedom, in a respectful relationship with their human counterparts, creating a moving artistic and emotive partnership. A liberty number, in which purebred Arabian horses are directed only by the soft murmurs of their trainer, and a fabulous caravan act that comprises people and horses too numerous to count, are amongst the breathtaking scenes that will leave every spectator captivated and touched.

Deploying their extraordinary talents, the acrobats present an amazing mix of force and sensitivity, interacting with the spellbound audience, while the live musicians and vocalist perform in the most enthralling way to immerse spectators in a beautiful, multi-sensory experience. Whether it is the dexterity of the African acrobats, the enchanting sound of the Kora, or the majestic life-size merry-go-round, the cast and set of Odysseo are inspired and inspiring, delivering crowd-pleasing wonders and stunts.

Odysseo’s mindboggling theatrical effects are as spectacular as they are numerous: a state-of-the-art video screen three times the size of the world’s largest cinema screens; a three-story mountain for dazzling perspectives; décor both intricate and grandiose that seems to pull the audience onto the gigantic stage, and a real lake made of 40,000 gallons of recycled water which magically appears for a splashing finale. In sum, the show creates places no one has ever seen before – places where one can feel the deep connection between horse and man.

Since its Montreal world premiere in 2011, the Odysseo troupe has already mesmerized more than 2 million spectators in Canada, United States and Mexico. Still wowing critics and audiences alike across North America, Odysseo will conclude its second Southern California engagement in Irvine before moving its White Big Top to Vancouver in January and to Chicago in April. Cavalia would like to thank Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Deputy Mayor Steve Koch, and Tim LeFevour and his team at Soldier Field, for their valuable collaboration in bringing Odysseo to Chicago next spring.

TICKETS – Adult tickets are priced from $34.50 to $144.50. Special pricing and packages also available for groups, children (2-12), juniors (13-17) and seniors (65+). For an extra special outing, the Rendez-Vous package offers the best seats in the house, full meal buffet dining before the show, open bar, desserts during intermission and an exclusive visit to the stables after the show. This unique VIP experience takes place in a tent alongside the White Big Top. The Rendez-Vous package prices range from $144.50 to $269.50. BUY NOW AND ENJOY “HOLIDAY 2016 PRESALE” PRICES – Just in time for holiday gift giving season, up to 15% discount is applied automatically for online and phone transactions on select ticket categories for purchases made through December 31, 2016. Visit or call 1-866-999-8111 for details.

ABOUT CAVALIA INC. – Cavalia Inc. is an entertainment company that specializes in the creation, production and touring of innovative shows. Founded by Normand Latourelle, the company reimagines the equestrian and theatrical arts. With its headquarters in Montreal, Cavalia Inc. is an integral part of Canada’s cultural heritage, and the largest Canadian-owned cultural enterprise. Its expertise in high technology, multimedia and special effects creates magical, unique, never-before-seen experiences. Its first show, Cavalia, has been seen by more than 4 million people across North America, Europe, Australia, the Middle East and Asia since its 2003 debut. Odysseo, the company’s second show, has toured to rave reviews and public acclaim since its 2011 premiere. Follow Cavalia’s latest developments at or #OdysseoCHI

WHAT: Odysseo by Cavalia
WHEN: Shows begin April 1, 2017 with matinee and evening performances scheduled through April 23
WHERE: Under the White Big Top at Soldier Field South Lot
South Lot, 1410 Museum Campus Drive, Chicago, IL 60605
TICKETS: Available at and by calling 1-866-999-8111

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