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SO Disappointing! I usually love cirque and they always get a standing ovation at the end...not this time...not one person stood up...hardly any acrobats...most of the show was all the clowns and the show made no sense! The music was not that great either! I'm so sad this wasn't what I expected- nor do I like to say it was bad! But I know they can o so much better!!!

Member since November 2013

Paulina Hagon, Canada

Monday, May 25, 2015 6:19 PM

Very disappointing, I have been to many cirque performances and have left amazed by the wonderful story lines, costumes, scenery, and skill involved. In watching the promo video after seeing the show I was even more disappointed as the skillful elements were not present the day I attended. I was in row 2, I will always read the reviews before putting out $300 on two tickets, I feel cirque is just pumping out filler shows to line their pockets not providing the high standards we expect from them.

Member since December 2013

Angie Gold, Canada

Monday, May 25, 2015 3:25 PM

I love Varekai show - and that was the reason, why I was disappointed with show in Vancouver. The sound was awful (sometimes too loud!). The female singer couldn't be heard almost at all. Icarian games have been replaced by acrobats, the music remained same, which caused unnecessary pauses in their performance (which actually ruined the act). Loved clowns, Russian swing (they were awesome!), Limping angel, trapeze gymnats, aerial straps (classics!), juggler, handbalancer. I can give 3.5 of 5.

Member since April 2006

R D, Canada

Monday, May 25, 2015 1:25 AM

Sat on the front row. My friend and I enjoyed the performance. The costumes is beautiful. The performers are amazing. The russian swing had me worried a little but it came out great! Thank you for the awesome performance!

Member since May 2015

Cannie Liew, Canada

Monday, May 25, 2015 1:00 AM

This was our 6th Cirque show, and I was disappointed with Varekai. As many have written, the show did not have many of the trademark Cirque acrobatic acts, nor many unique show parts that we have come to expect in each different Cirque production. Afterwards, I watched the trailer to find many things shown there were not part of our show. Our seats were in the second row on the floor and it was virtually impossible to see. We missed the intimacy of the tent. Take a pass on Varekai.

Member since January 2008

Jan Malcolm, Canada

Sunday, May 24, 2015 3:23 AM

Not what we have come to expect from Cirque - multiple Acts did not perform at the show we attended - it was mostly people sliding around on the floor, singing and comedy. Very disappointed. Not to take away from the acts who did perform - some were impressive.. others were not.

Member since December 2013

Natalie Frisk, Canada

Friday, May 22, 2015 4:41 PM

we just loved the show

Member since May 2015

elaina dube, Canada

Sunday, May 17, 2015 11:29 PM

Although we enjoyed the show, I felt that some of the sexual humor was inappropriate for children. We attended the matinee and there were many children present. Performances in the past were great without that kind of scripting.

Member since March 2012

Patti McLerran, United States

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 12:22 AM

First off, I thought the show was excellent! Great work and very fun! ...however the venue not so much. This was at the memorial coliseum in Portland. Sitting on the side, you couldn't see the show. I was fairly close to the front, about six rows back. I saw a production of Cirque Du Soleil in the Bay Area under the tent and it was fantastic - even from the side. Will not be attending any more of more shows in old outdated stadiums.

Member since May 2015

Jeff Tennant, United States

Monday, May 11, 2015 3:44 PM

Very disappointing. I am a huge fan, but this show was not up to the standards of Cirque. It was at times boring. The make-up was amateurish and lacked detail and emotion. The clowns were marginal too loud, and nothing but filler. There were a few good acts but they could not overcome the overall lack of enthusiasm. BUMMED I WAS IN THE 2nd ROW.

Member since June 2011

Kimber Finney, United States

Monday, May 11, 2015 3:07 PM

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