Following sold-out extended runs in Toronto, Montreal, San Francisco, Glendale, and Del Mar -- "Cavalia: A Magical Encounter Between Horse and Man" will make its return to Southern California at the Santa Monica Pier. Taking place under North America’s largest touring tent, Cavalia is a multi-media experience where horses move with acrobats, aerialists, and entertainers in front of a constantly changing background of virtual settings, projected on a 200 ft wide screen. Created by Normand Latourelle, one of the founders of Quebec’s famed Cirque du Soleil, Cavalia is a grand-scale spectacle involving acrobatics, music, projected images and more than 69 performers, including a troupe of 37 magnificent horses from all over the world.
Tomorrow's opening night performance includes Daryl Hannah (Kill Bill: Vol. 1 & 2) & David Carradine (Kill Bill: Vol. 2) onstage performing in the show. Celebrity attendees inlude Dennis Franz (NYPD Blue); Rachel Hunter; Miguel Ferrer (Crossing Jordan); Alicia Silverstone (Clueless); Vanessa Marcil (Las Vegas); Jeff Garlin (Curb Your Enthusiasm); Jon Favreau (Swingers); William Shatner (Boston Legal); Chris Masterson (Malcolm in the Middle); Jeffrey Tambor (Arrested Development); Lea Thompson; Vanessa Lengies (American Dreams); Melissa Rivers, Eric Szmanda (CSI); Khandi Alexander (CSI: Miami); Sophia Milos (CSI); John Salley (Best Damn Sports Show Period); Hill Harper (CSI: NY); William Mapother (The Grudge); Jillian Barberie.
Tickets are still available for the opening night performance, but tickets are going fast. For more information and reservations, call (866) 999-8111 or visit the website at www.cavalia.net.
In Cavalia, horses cavort with acrobats, aerialists and riders in front of a constantly changing background projected on a 200-ft. wide screen, transporting spectators to dream-like virtual settings. Infused with live music and vocals, the show also features the talents of acclaimed European “horse-whisperer” Frédéric Pignon and his wife, exceptional trainer and rider Magali Delgado, who bring an approach to its equine stars marked by kindness and complicity. The audience faces a single, 160-ft. wide stage which allows the horses space to gallop at full speed, at times completely unfettered by bridles or halters. This expansive sensibility is emphasized by the show’s execution under North America’s largest touring tent – a white, 26,264-sq. ft. big top rising some 100 feet high.
Tickets for other performances are now available and are priced as follows: Friday to Sunday, regular tickets: $59 to $84. Monday to Thursday, regular tickets: $54 to $79. Seniors and students, Monday to Thursday only: $49 to $74. Children 12 and under, Friday to Sunday: $39 to $69; Monday to Thursday: $34 to $59. Special “Rendez-Vous” (VIP) package also available: Friday to Sunday, adults: $190; Monday to Thursday, adults: $180; Friday to Sunday, children 12 and under: $135; and Monday to Thursday, children 12 and under: $125. All prices are before service fees.