Cirque du Soleil Makes Great Park Official Touring Site Location

IRVINE Larry Agran, Chairman of the Orange County Great Park, announced today that Cirque du Soleil has agreed to make the Great Park the official Orange County site location of the Cirque du Soleil touring show Kooza in 2010. Kooza will perform under the blue and yellowGrand Chapiteau (big top) for a limited engagement starting Jan. 7, 2010.

“We are honored the internationally acclaimed Cirque du Soleil has selected the Orange County Great Park to be an official site location of Cirque du Soleil’s big top touring shows,” said Agran. “This marks another milestone toward making the Great Park Orange County’s premier destination location and entertainment venue.”

City of Irvine Mayor and Great Park Director Sukhee Kang commented, “Cirque du Soleil brings a global distinction to the Great Park. As we unveil each new component of this great metropolitan park, we feel that we are moving closer and closer to our vision as an unforgettable destination for visitors from all over the world. We look forward to our continued partnership with the Cirque.”

Since 1984, Cirque du Soleil has brought wonder and delight to close to 90 million spectators in more than 200 cities on five continents. In 2009, Cirque du Soleil will present 19 shows simultaneously throughout the world. Montreal-based Cirque du Soleil celebrates its 25th Anniversary this year.

"Residents from around the region have quickly learned that the Orange County Great Park is a destination for arts and entertainment and is a place to be enjoyed by the entire family,” said Mike Ellzey, CEO of the Orange County Great Park.  “We are pleased to have the Cirque du Soleil and Kooza at the Great Park, joining our successful free summer concerts and dance parties, the month-long Great Skate event, and many more exciting events.”

Specially-priced tickets are available to Cirque Club members through June 15; beginning June 16, tickets will be available to the general public.

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