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Cirque du Soleil gives Wilkes-Barre seven chances to catch ‘Dralion’

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From a press release:

After 15 years performing around the world, “Dralion” will make its final curtain call in January 2015. From October 15-19, Wilkes-Barre will have its final opportunity to experience this unique and colorful Cirque du Soleil signature production that has performed in more than 150 cities.

Fusing the 3000 year-old tradition of Chinese acrobatic arts with the multidisciplinary approach of Cirque du Soleil, “Dralion” (pronounced “Dra-lee-on”) draws its inspiration from Eastern philosophy and its never-ending quest for harmony between humans and nature. The show’s name is derived from its two emblematic creatures: the dragon, symbolizing the East, and the lion, symbolizing the West.

In “Dralion,” the four elements that govern the natural order take on a human form. Thus embodied, each element is represented by its own evocative color: air is blue; water is green; fire is red; earth is ochre. In the world of “Dralion,” cultures blend, Man and Nature are one, and balance is achieved.

“Dralion” will be presented at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza (255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre) for seven performances only. Advance tickets are available now online exclusively to Cirque Club members through Wednesday, July 16. Cirque Club membership is free and benefits includes access to advance tickets, special offers, and exclusive behind the scenes information. To join, visit

Tickets for the general public will be available starting Thursday, July 17 at 10 a.m. online at, at the NBT Bank Box Office at Mohegan Sun Arena, or by calling 1-800-745-3000. Prices range from $28-$125.

“Dralion” show schedule at Mohegan Sun Arena:

  • Wednesday, Oct. 15 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, Oct. 16 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, Oct. 17 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct. 18 at 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, Oct. 19 at 1:30 p.m. and 5 p.m.

From a group of 20 street performers at its beginnings in 1984, Cirque du Soleil is now a major Quebec-based organization providing high-quality artistic entertainment. The company has close to 4,000 employees, including 1,300 performing artists from close to 50 different countries.

Cirque du Soleil, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, has entertained close to 150 million spectators in more than 300 cities in over 40 countries on six continents.

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