Win Tickets to See Cirque du Soleil: Alegría (Deadline 09/07/09)

Cirque du Soleil: Alegría (tickets)

The Singer in White from Alegría (Photo credit: Camirand)

We’re very excited to be able to offer a family 4-pack of free tickets to see the Alegría, a Cirque du Soleil classic and an internationally acclaimed production that has entertained more than 10 million people worldwide since its world premiere in Montreal in April 1994.

Alegría will be performing 8 shows at the Mullins Center at UMass in Amherst, MA, from September 16-20, 2009. Tickets range from $40 to $95 for adult and $32 to $76 for children (12 years old & under).

Here’s your chance to win a free family 4-pack of tickets to see this amazing show on the premiere night, Wednesday, September 16th at 7:30pm.

ABOUT THE SHOW

Alegría is a Spanish word that means happiness, joy and jubilation. An operatic introspection of the struggle for power and the invigorating energy of youth, Alegría relates the tale of power versus weakness, the king versus his jesters, and age against youth.

A kingdom without a king, Alegría is a world where everyone feels imbued with power —from impish court jester Fleur to the young and vital Bronx, to the aged and aristocratic Birds. Alegría is inhabited by minstrels, rogues, beggars, nobles, children and clowns, the only characters able to adapt to the changing times and the upheaval it brings. In this enigmatic, troubling world of profound changes and uncertainty, despite all the trials and tribulations, there is only one constant: the human spirit remains implacable.

Alegría features an international cast of 55 performers and musicians from 17 countries and showcases breathtaking acrobatics. Acts include the Synchro Trapeze and the high-speed, high-energy Aerial High Bars in which daring aerialists fly to catchers swinging more than 40 feet above the stage. The vibrancy of youth is alive in Power Track, a brilliant display of synchronized choreography and tumbling on a trampoline system hidden under the stage floor. In Russian Bars, artists fly through the air and perform spectacular somersaults and mid-air turns, landing on bars perched on the sturdy shoulders of catchers.

HOW TO WIN TICKETS

Your chance to win a free family 4-pack of tickets to see Alegría is as easy as 1-2-3 (4)! Tickets are for the premiere night, Wednesday, September 16th, at 7:30pm at the Mullins Center in Amherst, MA. To win simply

  • POST A COMMENT BELOW (one entry per household) and be sure to tell us your
  • FULL NAME and where you
  • LIVE (TOWN/STATE) PLEASE include your town and state to be eligible.
  • ACCURATE EMAIL (we never share your email address).
    We’ll randomly draw a winner and will share the results below.

IT’S THAT SIMPLE! — Winner must provide identification when picking up tickets at the Will Call booth the night of the show. Please only enter if you know for certain that your family will be able to attend this Wednesday night performance. Deadline is Monday, 09/07/08 @ 7pm (EST).

63 Comments

  1. Deanne Larkham said,

    August 19, 2011 at 8:50 am

    I would love to see this show!!
    Deanne Larkham of South Hadley, MA

  2. September 8, 2009 at 4:59 am

    Thanks you to everyone who signed up for a chance to win tickets! We had a great response and loved hearing from everyone.

    Using the random number generator over at random.org we have selected a winner:

    Congratulations to Angie Gregory of Northampton, MA. She is the winner of a family 4-pack of free tickets to see Alegria on its premiere night, Wednesday, September 16th at 7:30pm, at the Mullins Center in Amherst, MA.

    If you did not win, we will have more giveaways in the very near future! So be sure to check back or join the Hilltown Families Emailed Newsfeed (Sign up!)

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  3. Catherine Gobron said,

    September 7, 2009 at 3:24 pm

    My budding circus daughters would be pumped! Thanks for the opportuity.

    Catherine, Mark, Hope, and Willow
    Goshen, MA

  4. Sandra Dias said,

    September 7, 2009 at 10:00 am

    Hi– we would love to see this show! We’re not in the Hilltowns, but I read this site regularly to find cool things to do in the area.

    Sandra Dias
    Holyoke, Massachusetts

  5. Carole Lynch said,

    September 7, 2009 at 6:44 am

    We would love to go. My oldest has been loving the cirque videosand dvds. Thanks for the chnace.

    Pelham, MA

  6. Kathryn McGrail said,

    September 6, 2009 at 2:15 pm

    Not to be selfish, but we want to win. Six minutes is just not enough.
    We Whately wesidents want to win!

  7. Jennifer Lightman said,

    September 6, 2009 at 10:33 am

    Would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to see cirque du soleil! I’m not one to ever win anything but it’s worth the try.

    Thanks for the opportunity!
    Jennifer Lightman
    Northampton, MA

  8. Jin Zhou said,

    September 6, 2009 at 9:39 am

    Sounds great! I guess I have 1% chance to see this wonderful show with free tickets!!!! Framingham, MA

  9. Carol DeLorenzo said,

    September 5, 2009 at 2:48 pm

    I’m feeling lucky! Carol in Shelburne Falls

  10. Georgia Robert said,

    September 5, 2009 at 11:26 am

    Thanks for posting so many great ideas for mini-adventures!

    West Springfield, MA

  11. Gudrun said,

    September 5, 2009 at 9:02 am

    I’m Gudrun, living in Shutesbury, MA…….fingers crossed!

  12. Melissa Urey said,

    September 4, 2009 at 11:39 pm

    Wow what a fantastic opportunity!
    This is a fabulous website.
    Bravo!

    Greenfield, MA

  13. Berfun Tosun said,

    September 4, 2009 at 5:38 pm

    I am from Istanbul. They have never been to Turkey but I love them!! I have watched Cirque du Soleil many many times on DVDs and watching them alive has always been my dream, now I’m very close to realize that!
    It is so exciting!!

    Cambridge, MA

  14. Lynn Coakley said,

    September 4, 2009 at 1:23 pm

    Wow, we would absolutely love to go. We’re in Easthampton, MA

    Love the Hilltown Families web site by the way

  15. Kerri LaPlante said,

    September 4, 2009 at 10:15 am

    What a wonderful offering! Thank you for all your hard work on this site. Our family loves it and your radio show! Fingers crossed ;)

  16. Oriana Martinez said,

    September 4, 2009 at 8:04 am

    Would love an opportunity to go to the show, looks awesome. Oriana Martinez Haydenville, MA.

  17. France Grady said,

    September 2, 2009 at 11:58 am

    THANKS SO MUCH!!

    Northampton MA

  18. Marianne Yenouskas said,

    September 2, 2009 at 11:56 am

    excited to maybe go!! THANKS

    Florence MA

  19. erin said,

    September 2, 2009 at 9:23 am

    erin long
    holyoke, ma

  20. jessica m. said,

    August 31, 2009 at 8:28 pm

    this sounds like a great show
    Jessica in Northampton, MA

  21. Ruth von Goeler said,

    August 31, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    Wow, what a FABULOUS offering…I’ll keep my fingers crossed! We’re in Northampton. Thanks, Sienna…and see you in 2 days!

  22. Ewa Orszulak said,

    August 31, 2009 at 9:28 am

    My family love Cirque du Soleil, have seen many and are in love with.
    My daughter would love it, this will be her first time.
    Nanuet, New york

  23. Greg Lekarczyk said,

    August 30, 2009 at 10:11 pm

    thanks for the opportunity

    Greg Lekarczyk
    West Springfield, MA
    glekarczyk@yahoo.com

  24. Felice Wolfzahn said,

    August 30, 2009 at 1:46 pm

    Thanks for the maybe chance. We would love to go!
    We’ve never seen them but heard great things.

    Shelburne Falls, MA

  25. August 30, 2009 at 8:04 am

    What an awesome opportunity. Thanks for making these tickets available. There are so many people who’d love to go but would never be able to afford the tickets. I really appreciate what you are doing. West Chesterfield, MA

  26. Mindy Ramos said,

    August 29, 2009 at 4:04 pm

    Lucky #39… Here’s to winning tickets to a show that I have been dying to see with my Family!
    Mindy Ramos
    Southampton Ma

  27. Christy Winslow said,

    August 29, 2009 at 3:00 pm

    We would love to go!!!!
    Kai & Christy Winslow from Haydenville MA

  28. August 29, 2009 at 2:30 pm

    Sounds like such a great show we would love to go.
    Maribeth- Ashfield

  29. angie gregory said,

    August 29, 2009 at 1:28 pm

    if we can win the lottery for the hilltown charter than we must have some energetic luck running though this family…. let’s hope the digital lottery draw can pick up on it too! we’ll be there, all the way from our little ‘ol town of Northampton.

  30. Anna Clark said,

    August 29, 2009 at 12:05 pm

    We would LOVE to go – looks sure to be an amazing evening! Signed, Feeling Lucky in Florence, MA.

  31. Amy Coyne said,

    August 29, 2009 at 10:17 am

    We’d love to win the tickets–it looks like an amazing show–Thanks for the chance!
    Amy Coyne in Goshen, MA

  32. Jon Kurtz said,

    August 29, 2009 at 9:52 am

    I live in Amherst, MA.
    Fingers crossed for the draw!

  33. elizabeth said,

    August 29, 2009 at 9:21 am

    WOW!!!! i made a mistake but i was taken to the right place today. thank you for everything your site provides for everyone. we would be amazed and happy to be at this performance. thank you with respect, the jensen family. leeds,ma.

  34. Rory Dexter said,

    August 29, 2009 at 8:48 am

    We are from Pelham, Ma and would love to go!

  35. August 29, 2009 at 6:15 am

    This sounds great!!

    Greenfield, MA

  36. Alexa Flanders said,

    August 28, 2009 at 8:58 pm

    This sounds like an amazing show. I live in Conway MA with my husband and two budding trapeze artists who would love to see this Cirque.

  37. dina raymond said,

    August 28, 2009 at 7:19 pm

    Rivals any circus or acrobatic show I’ve ever seen ! Thank you for including us in the drawing. I’ve got fingers and toes crossed !

    Goshen, MA

  38. Tina Cornell said,

    August 28, 2009 at 6:35 pm

    Awesome giveaway Sienna!!! WoW! Since Summer has said she wants to be an acrobat when she gets older, I guess we should introduce her to the masters. *Fingers crossed*!! lovely West Chesterfield, MA.

  39. Laura Mazza said,

    August 28, 2009 at 6:18 pm

    My mom and sister will be here visiting from Argentina that day and I’d love to take them, it will be such a super special treat !!!!

    Florence, MA

  40. Karin Perlman said,

    August 28, 2009 at 6:15 pm

    Please count me in your drawing!! My son and I have watched Cirque videos from the library and love, love, love them!! It would be amazing to see them live!

    Karin in Northampton MA

  41. Marissa potter said,

    August 28, 2009 at 3:28 pm

    Would love these. I live in shelburne falls ma. Thanks!

  42. tanya said,

    August 28, 2009 at 3:11 pm

    We’d love to go! Thanks for the chance.
    Florence, MA

  43. Laura Porter said,

    August 28, 2009 at 2:31 pm

    We have been to several shows and its always amazing! I listened to this soundtrack over and over when I was pregnant with my son 7 years ago…
    Laura (Haydenville, MA)

  44. Glenn D. said,

    August 28, 2009 at 1:46 pm

    Would love to take my girls to see this — mom will be working! Sorry mom :)

    Glenn, Whately MA

  45. Laurie Broussard said,

    August 28, 2009 at 1:35 pm

    We’d love to win the tix. :-) Thanks…

    Greenfield, MA

  46. Deborah Chandler said,

    August 28, 2009 at 12:29 pm

    Sienna,

    Thanks so much for offering this. I’ve loved seeing promos and clips of Cirgue du Soleil, (I think they’ve also been on public TV, yes?) but I can’t afford to go see them live. I would love to bring my nieces who are also big fans. They would be very excited!

    I’m in Hatfield, MA.

    Thanks!
    Deb

  47. Jamie Bishop said,

    August 28, 2009 at 12:07 pm

    We would absolutely love, Love, LOVE to see Cirque de Soleil live! What an opportunity! Thank you so much for offering this drawing.

    Jamie Bishop
    Plainfield, MA

  48. Patricia Donohue said,

    August 28, 2009 at 12:03 pm

    Bravo Sienna! Wouldn’t I love to take my kids to see this. Please enter my name in the drawing. From Ashfield, MA.

  49. Daniel Elihu Kramer said,

    August 28, 2009 at 11:59 am

    We’d LOVE to win those tickets! Just a quick trip over the bridge from our home in Northampton, MA.

  50. Eliot Levine said,

    August 28, 2009 at 11:54 am

    Thank you!

    Haydenville, MA

  51. Zach Howard said,

    August 28, 2009 at 11:46 am

    Thanks so much for the chance to win these tix.

    Zach Howard,
    Conway, MA

  52. Lei Fay said,

    August 28, 2009 at 11:41 am

    It would be so great to be able to bring my kids to the show!

    Lei Fay
    Easthampton, MA

  53. Erica Liebermann said,

    August 28, 2009 at 11:08 am

    We would love to go!!

    Shelburne Falls, MA

  54. Ellen said,

    August 28, 2009 at 10:40 am

    We, too, are hoping to win these fantastic tickets! Great contest, Sienna.

    Ellen Doyle
    Williamsburg, MA

  55. Miranda Shannon said,

    August 28, 2009 at 10:30 am

    We can definitely make it and oh my children would so much like to go!!!!

    Miranda Shannon
    Hadley, MA

  56. Marci Katz said,

    August 28, 2009 at 10:28 am

    What a wonderful way to spend the night with my family, witnessing the fruits of others labors! I would love to go.

    Marci Katz
    Florence, Ma

  57. Helen Kahn said,

    August 28, 2009 at 10:27 am

    My family is a bunch of Cirque du Soleil junkies. It would be so great to see them in Amherst.

    Florence, MA

  58. amothersojourn said,

    August 28, 2009 at 10:10 am

    I’ve never been to the circus. I would love this to be my first experience!

    Karen Carswell
    Easthampton, MA

  59. Nelson said,

    August 28, 2009 at 10:06 am

    Nelson Geis
    Hatfield, MA

    I think I saw this when I was a teenager, I would love to take my kids and share it with them.

  60. Heather Polson said,

    August 28, 2009 at 9:31 am

    Please include us in the drawing, that’d be a wonderful night out for our family!

    Heather Polson, Northampton, MA

  61. kyraanderson said,

    August 28, 2009 at 8:52 am

    oh! how exciting! i would love to see this wonderful, magical show!!!!!

    kyra anderson
    northampton, ma!!!

  62. tonya lemos said,

    August 28, 2009 at 8:43 am

    that would be fab! we’d love to win never been to cirque du soleil! we live in Ashfield MA!!

  63. Leslie Charles said,

    August 28, 2009 at 8:10 am

    Okay–I WOULD LOVE TO GO!!!! I live in Chesterfield (proper), Massachusetts and we can definitely make it to that event. (Let luck be my lady tonight!)


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