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Tickets on sale Friday, March 13
Sunrise Sports & Entertainment announced today the adventure of Icarus begins when Varekai, Cirque du Soleil’s latest arena touring production, descends from the sky and into BB&T Center for fifteen performances on August 12-23, 2015.

Tickets for the general public will be available starting Friday, March 13, 2015  and can be purchased at, 800.745.3000, or at the BB&T Center Box Office starting Monday, March 16th. Ticket prices range from $40 – $100 (subject to change) plus applicable service fees. Children tickets are available for $25 on select performances. Advance tickets for Varekai are available online exclusively to Cirque Club members through March 12. Cirque Club membership is free and benefits includes access to advance tickets, special offers and exclusive behind the scenes information. To join, go to

The story of Varekai begins as Icarus, a solitary young man, falls from the sky and lands in a lush, wonderous world called Varekai.
Parachuted into the shadows of a magical forest – a kaleidoscopic world imbued with fantastical creatures – Icarus takes flight in an adventure both absurd and extraordinary. At the edge of time, in a place of pure and undiluted possibility, begins an inspired incantation to a life rediscovered and to a newly found wonder in the mysteries of the world and the mind.
The word Varekai (pronounced ver•ay•’kie) means “wherever” in the Romany language of the gypsies the universal wanderers.  Directed by Dominic Champagne, this production pays tribute to the nomadic soul, to the spirit and art of the circus tradition, and to those who quest with infinite passion along the path that leads to Varekai.

Show Schedule (August 12 – 23, 2015):

Wednesday, August 12 at 7:30pm
Thursday, August 13 at 7:30pm
Friday, August 14 at 7:30pm
Saturday, August 15 at 4pm and 7:30pm
Sunday, August 16 at 1:30pm and 5pm
Tuesday, August 18 at 7:30pm
Wednesday, August 19 at 7:30pm
Thursday, August 20 at 7:30pm
Friday, August 21 at 7:30pm
Saturday, August 22 at 4pm and 7:30pm
Sunday, August 23 at 1:30pm and 5pm

For complete show and ticket information, please visit 

Cirque du Soleil gratefully acknowledges the official sponsors of the Varekai USA tour: XEROX, DHL and its presenting sponsor Visa Signature.

Cirque du Soleil  From a group of 20 street performers at its beginnings in 1984, Cirque du Soleil is now a major Quebec-based organization providing high-quality artistic entertainment.The company has close to 4,000 employees, including 1,300 performing artists from close to 50 different countries.

Cirque du Soleil has brought wonder and delight to more than 155 million spectators in more than 300 cities in over forty countries on six continents.

For more information about Cirque du Soleil, visit To find out more about the ONE DROP Foundation, visit

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