RAISING OF THE WORLD’S LARGEST BIG TOP TENT ON SAINTE CATHERINE STREET
AS CAVALIA OFFICIALLY ARRIVES DOWNTOWN MONTREAL FOR THE MUCH-ANTICIPATED RETURN OF IT’S SUCCESSFUL TOUR ODYSSEO
** MORE SHOWS ADDED! – MATINEE AND EVENING PERFORMANCES NOW SCHEDULED THROUGH SEPTEMBER 3 **
MONTREAL, Quebec – (Tuesday, June 26, 2018) – The world’s largest big top tent has been raised today on Sainte Catherine Street downtown Montreal for the much-anticipated return of Odysseo in Quebec. A roaring success in Canada, U.S. and Mexico, Odysseo has mesmerized more than three million spectators to date. The spectacular production featuring 70 horses and 50 riders, acrobats, dancers and musicians will be presented starting July 25 under the White Big Top at the entrance of the Jacques Cartier Bridge, on Sainte Catherine Street East at the corner of De Lorimier Avenue. It’s the first time Cavalia sets up downtown, at an exceptional location that is at the heart of the city’s renowned summer festivities. With public transit and a bridge nearby, travelling to and from the show site will be a breeze.
In the coming weeks, a team of 80 experienced workers will be in charge of building the inside of the White Big Top and creating the Odysseo village. With unparalleled technical, visual and sound infrastructure, the inside of the tent will include bleachers of 2,074 seats and a stage of 1,626 square metres — an area larger than an NHL hockey rink — which will require 10,000 tonnes of stone, earth and sand to create. This unique tent has several exceptional features, notably a technical grid that can support 80 tonnes of equipment for the stage needs of the show, including the majestic life-size merry-go-round. This technical grid and the technology used for the realization of the show are worthy of the largest permanent installations in Las Vegas, New York or London. The huge stage establishes a space of freedom for the horses and performers that enables cutting-edge and large-scale creative performances.
Cavalia for the benefit of children’s health
As the gigantic White Big Top rose to the sky, Cavalia’s Chief Operator Officer David Tardif-Latourelle, Odysseo’s Executive Producer Mathieu Latourelle, Montreal Mayor’s Associate Councillior Sophie Mauzerolle and actor Paul Doucet, spokesperson for the Fondation Charles-Bruneau held a symbolic ribbon-cutting ceremony heralding the official arrival of the production into downtown Montreal. Cavalia’s involvement with the Fondation Charles-Bruneau continues its longstanding support of children’s health. For its Montreal run, Cavalia is committing to donate half of its profits from the VIP ticket sales to the foundation to help them continue their mission and help children with cancer to heal and grow healthy.
More shows added!
Due to strong ticket sales, the producers of Odysseo are delighted to announce the addition of two more weeks of shows to its run in Montreal. Matinee and evening performances are now scheduled through September 3.
Odysseo is a larger than life show, a two-hour waking dream that mesmerises audiences of all ages. Simply put, Odysseo is the largest, most technologically advanced show on the planet. It combines the best of the equestrian arts with world-class acrobatics and stagecraft to create an unprecedented theatrical experience that has completely redefined live entertainment throughout the world. CNN Los Angeles has recently been delighted by the production imagined by Normand Latourelle, declaring that Odysseo is nothing less than “real Hollywood magic… on stage!”
TICKETS – Ticket prices range from 29.50 $ to 154.50 $ + taxes. For a memorable evening, the Rendez-Vous VIP package offers the best seats in the house, a full meal buffet dining before the show, open bar, desserts during intermission and an exclusive visit of the stables after the show. This unique VIP experience takes place in a tent alongside the White Big Top. Prices for the VIP packages range from 169.50 $ to 289.50 $ + taxes. Tickets for Odysseo are available at www.cavalia.com or by calling 1-866-999-8111.
ABOUT CAVALIA – Cavalia is a company that specializes in the creation, production and touring of live shows. Founded by Normand Latourelle, the family business reimagines the equestrian and theatrical arts. With its headquarters in Montreal, Cavalia is an integral part of Canada’s cultural heritage, and the largest Canadian-owned enterprise specializing in live shows. Its expertise in high technology, multimedia and special effects creates magical, unique, innovative and never-before-seen experiences. Its first show, Cavalia, has been seen by more than 5 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 www.twitter.com/cavalia or www.facebook.com/cavalia. @Cavalia #Odysseo
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