Cirque du Soleil's Varekai in Manila 2011

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

You’ve read my post where in I had to choose between the Script, Kaos and Cirque du Soleil.

The day finally came for us to watch Cirque du Soleil’s Varekai! I am thankful that Cirque has reached our shores!

Food and drinks are allowed inside and they have a limited selection of snacks.

You can also take home the Varekai experience by buying their merchandise.

I tried to sneak in a photo before the show – fail. Haha You can't take photos with your camera or use your phone during the show. However, they don't confiscate your phone! They use the honesty policy, isn't that refreshing?

When we entered the tent, I was pleasantly surprised that it wasn’t as big as I expected. It was the perfect size. Even if you’re seated at the last row, you’d still have a good look of the performers.

The show made me feel like an 8 year old girl and an 80 year old lola at the same time! When the show finally started, I could feel my smile get bigger and bigger and my cheeks warmer. I was getting giddy like an 8 year old girl! Even if the show wasn’t in English, you’d still understand the show.

AND OH EM GEE…THE ENDING! The ending made me feel like a lola because I felt like a clutching my heart with all the kick ass stunts they had! Can someone say heart attack??? I don’t want to give specifics; I know that 1 major reason why I enjoyed the show was because I was surprised! We had a standing ovation at the end of our show and it felt like a concert since everyone – guys and girls were screaming their lungs out. Me included.

My Varekai experience was worth every peso we spent. It is a good exception for a photo walk! I hope that they can bring more Cirque du Soleil show’s here in Manila!

Some tips for watching Varekai:
1. Go Early.
Who wants to have the added stress of being late to ruin your experience? Yes, they start on time.
2. Eat somewhere good before the show.
I’ve had experiences in the past when I’d end up being a hungry monster after a play or concert. Coupled with traffic or having difficulty getting a cab is NEVER great combination for someone ravenous.
3. Bring a jacket or a shawl.
If you easily feel cold like I do, bring a jacket or a shawl cos it does get cold inside.

It is a 2 hour show that will run from June 23 - July 24, 2011 at the Quirino Grandstand.

Tapis Rouge VIP Access P10,500
Premium P7,600 / P6,500
Price Level 1 P5,500 / P4,900
Price Level 2 P4,400 / P3,800
Price Level 3 P3,300 / P2,700

View the show dates here. View the seat map and buy tickets here. If you’re watching the show and planning to buy some souvenirs, visit their boutique to have an idea of how much you’ll need to shell out.

* Additional photos from Nina of Just Wandering.

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  1. Grabe talaga yung last act no? I think yun talaga ang pinaka bentang benta sa lahat ng nanonood :D

  2. Thanks for the photos Nina! Yes...ika nga sa tv "buwis buhay" sya! I was gasping loudly even if it embarrassed my friends. I want more Cirque shows in Manila!!!


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