Never Have I Ever…Cirque du Soleil

Disclosure: I’m being provided a pair of tickets to see the new Cirque du Soleil VOLTA performance in 2018 to provide a review. The opinions expressed here are entirely my own and based completely on my own honest thoughts, perceptions, and experiences. 

image of Cirque du Soleil VOLTA Costumes

Photo: Cirque du Soleil

I think I’m one of the few remaining people on earth who has still not experienced the thrill and magic of a Cirque du Soleil performance. It has been on my wish list for years, just haven’t had the opportunity. Until now. And I’m beyond elated!

image of VOLTA Mirage

Photo credit: Cirque du Soleil

I was recently invited to attend Cirque du Soleil‘s newest show, VOLTA, coming to the Tampa Greyhound Track under the big top in February 2018.

Cirque du Soleil is a modern take on the traditional circus and its name translates to “Circus of the Sun” or “Sun Circus”.  Crowned as such by one of the co-creators, Guy Laliberté, because in his words, “The sun symbolizes youth, energy, and strength.”

image of Cirque du Soleil Cast and Crew VOLTA

Photo credit: Cirque du Soleil

It’s an enormous production, employing almost 4,000 people, including over 1,300 artists and performers from more than 50 countries, speaking 25 different languages. Since its inception in 1984, the company has created 41 original productions with VOLTA being the 18th presented under the Big Top. Simply astounding! (

image of VOLTA Cirque du Soleil

Photo credit: Cirque du Soleil

In keeping with its name, the latest creation, VOLTA, is said to depict “…a spellbinding story about the freedom to choose and the thrill of blazing your own trail.” ( Gleaning inspiration from action sports and the adventurous spirit elicited, it promises to be a heart-pounding, breathtaking performance.

Photo credit: Cirque du Soleil

Photo credit: Cirque du Soleil


I’ll definitely report back after the show and give you an update. I have no doubt it will be imaginatively captivating.

Interested in attending too? VOLTA runs from February 14, 2018 – March 4, 2018 at the Tampa Greyhound Track in Tampa, FL.

General public tickets are on sale now by visiting or calling 1-877-9CIRQUE (1-877-924-7783). Ticket prices start from $37.

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In 2009, I started sharing my experiences, food, travels, and events, along with all of the incredible people and businesses I was meeting and discovering. What began as a fun hobby had such an overwhelming response, in 2010 ShoutOUT was born! I continue to stretch the boundaries locally, regionally, and nationally, discovering, sharing and connecting as I go.
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