Top tent full of wonder


Like so many of us today, Zoe – the main character in Cirque du Soleil’s touring show “Quidam” – is bored with the mundane life that surrounds her. As Zoe escapes into a world of imagination, she pulls along audience members to join her for a marvelous ride.

Much different than any modern circus, “Quidam” revels in a vintage circus mystique and atmosphere, as audience members seem to travel back into time to the days of freak shows and fold out tents.  Costumes and music entice an eastern France short of appeal, as the audience floats back and forth through reality and imagination.

All performers on stage do a marvelous job of story telling. With few mistakes, of course to be expected, they do not lose attention for a second. Every action flows continuously and seemingly effortlessly. With so much taking place on stage, it would be nearly impossible to become bored.

The bright colors, and dreamlike scenes, will awe and amazing audiences of every age. Every aspect of the show is considered and precisely planned, and it shows through the consistency of the performance. “Quidam” is obviously doing many things right; it is one of Cirque du Soleil’s longest running shows, touring for a little over 15 years.

Often interactive with members of the audience, “Quidam” keeps viewers on their feet. Onlookers are pulled onto stage to interact in side scenes that bring audience members laughing and rolling hysterically. 

“Quidam” will continue to take place at Freeman Coliseum until Sun. March 18. For more details on showtimes, check out

Step into an inventive world with Cirque du Soleil before it’s too late. Imagination is just around the corner, and it’s worth every penny.