I love to travel to find unique bucket list adventures that are once-in-a-lifetime experiences but that isn’t the only time I cross items off my bucket list. Discovering new experiences at home can be just as rewarding and amazing. In May, there are two bucket list worthy shows right here in Montreal that will keep you crossing off items while staying in the city.
Two Bucket List Worthy Shows in Montreal in May
Cirque du Soleil is delighted to announce that Alegria, one of its most iconic shows, has returned to celebrate its 25th anniversary. Cirque du Soleil first presented Alegria in April 1994, a production destined to change the history of the company, an emblematic show that was to win over more than 14 million spectators. Under the traditional Big Top and in its arena version, Alegria visited 255 cities around the world in its 19 years of touring before finally bidding audiences farewell on December 29, 2013 in Antwerp, Belgium.
Beloved by fans around the world, iconic Alegria comes back to share its timeless story once more. The classic power struggle of old meets new is reinterpreted for today’s cultural pulse. Alegria translates from Spanish to ‘happiness and joy’. High energy acrobatics and progressive visions of youth collide with traditional aristocratic perspectives to slay old notions, rise with wisdom, and propel forward with no holding back. As a rallying anthem for change, hope, and optimistic renewal, Alegria energizes fans with a joyful spirit for a brighter and inspiring tomorrow.
Alegria premiered in Montreal’s Old Port on April 18, 2019, 25 years after its official premiere, before setting out for a limited tour under the Big Top. You can experience in Montreal until July 21, 2019.
Stars on Ice continues to be a pioneer in figure skating by offering Canadian fans the rare opportunity to witness some of the country’s most accomplished and artistically gifted champions performing together in both individual and ensemble routines. The 2019 Stars on Ice tour will visit Laval on Wednesday, May 1 for a 7:00 PM performance at Place Bell.
Stars on Ice is proud to announce the return of one of the greatest Canadian Men’s figure skaters of all-time to the Tour for 2019. Four-time World Champion and four-time Canadian Champion Kurt Browning will skate in Stars on Ice for the first time since the 2017 show in Vancouver. Browning joins a stellar cast that includes Olympic Gold and Silver Medalist, three-time World Champion, and ten-time National Champion Patrick Chan; two-time Olympic Silver Medalist, three-time World Champion, and seven-time National Champion Elvis Stojko; Olympic Gold, Silver and Bronze Medalist, 2018 World Champion and three-time National Champion Kaetlyn Osmond; Olympic Gold, Silver and Bronze Medalists, two-time World Champions, and seven-time National Pair Champions Meagan Duhamel & Eric Radford; two-time Olympic Silver Medalist and two-time World Champion Evgenia Medvedeva; three-time World Medalists, three-time and reigning National Champions and 2018 Olympians Kaitlyn Weaver & Andrew Poje; two-time and reigning National Champion, Nam Nguyen; and seven-time National Medalists Piper Gilles & Paul Poirier. Olympic Silver Medalists and four-time World Champions, Gabriella Papadakis & Guillaume Cizeron, the French couple that nearly danced off with Gold at the 2018 Winter Olympics, will be special guest stars in Laval.
Other nearby options in case you miss the Laval production:
Sunday, April 28 Ottawa, ON Canadian Tire Centre
Wednesday, May 1 Laval, QC Place Bell
Friday, May 3 Toronto, ON Scotiabank Arena
Saturday, May 4 Hamilton, ON FirstOntario Centre
Sunday, May 5 London, ON Budweiser Gardens
What other shows or productions are here in Montreal in May? If you have a great addition to our Montreal bucket list, we’d love for you to share your ideas. We’re always ready for the next great adventure.