Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Saltimbanco is Coming to Town

A while back we were lucky enough to be given two tickets to see La Nouba, the Cirque du Soleil show permanently housed at Downtown Disney in Orlando. I thought for sure I had blogged about it at the time, but after browsing my archives, can't find the post. If I had shared the news with you at the time, I would have told you how enthralled Charlotte was with the entire show, particularly the clowns.

At one point during the show, a clown came out posing as a mom pushing a baby carriage. The audience was silent, waiting to see what the clown was going to do. Next, we all heard the wail of the "baby" in the carriage. Then, Charlotte was so excited about something she recognized, she loudly exclaimed, "baby!" That broke the audience's silence and they collectively giggled at her cuteness. Other than that, she just sat and stared at all of the amazing things happening during the show - acrobatics, dancing, spinning. It was information overload and she fell asleep in my lap 15 minutes before the show ended.

Well... I am sharing this story now because we have encountered another bit of amazing fortune here at the Sabin household. I was given a family 4-pack of tickets to see the newest Cirque du Soleil show, Saltimbanco, right here in my hometown of Lakeland! Mom Select sponsored the giveaway and I couldn't be more grateful.

We don't actually get to see the show until it arrives in Lakeland next month. But you can be sure we'll be anxiously awaiting our big night out.

Mom Select also wanted me to pass along a special link for discount tickets available to families. The Family Packs start at only $90 (for some cities, $100 for others) for 2 adults and 2 children. And trust me, if you have ever looked at Cirque du Soleil prices, you know this is a bargain. (Our free tickets in January cost ~$150 for just 2 adults!)

The Family Four Pack offer is also available in the following cities. Just click the city for the link to your discount page.

Mobile, AL April 2 to April 5, 2009
Nashville, TN April 9 to April 12, 2009
Huntsville, AL April 15 to April 19, 2009
North Charleston, SC April 22 to April 26, 2009
Lakeland, FL April 29 to May 3, 2009
Gainesville, FL May 7 to May 10, 2009
Tallahassee, FL May 13 to May 17, 2009
Jacksonville, FL May 20 to May 24, 2009
Sunrise, FL May 27 to June 7, 2009
Tampa, FL June 25 to July 5, 2009
Estero, FL July 8 to July 12, 2009
Let me know if you plan on going to see Saltimbanco when it comes near your town! I'll tell you all about our big night out once it is over. And I won't even try to write a balanced review because I already know we will love seeing another Cirque de Soleil show!


  1. That sounds like so much fun! I am sure the crowd LOVED Charlotte! What a good baby girl to fall asleep too....that would NEVER happen to us!

  2. I'll be happy to take Miss Charlotte if you or Bruce is not able to attend ;)


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