Seattle’s Cirque du Soleil: Algeria

Alexander Walters, Author

In Seattle from January 18th, 2022, to March 13th, 2022 the Cirque du Soleil took place, performing it’s all age show, Algeria, transporting it’s viewers from Washington to the fictional land of Algeria, where a battle raged on between its citizens over the new ruler. 


Cirque du Soleil is a traveling circus, performing a number of shows in a number of different cities. Currently touring are: Algeria, OVO, Kurios, Kooza, Crystal, Luzia, Bazzar and Corteo. In particular, Algeria, is 135 minutes long with a 20 minute intermission where you can leave the seating area out to the concession stand and merchandise. 


Standard tickets are $50, and when asked about whether the price was worth the experience, Cas Moss responded, “I think it was worth it to go, for sure.” 


In an interview with Cas Moss, sophomore at Timberline High School, he stated, “The concessions and merchandise were very overpriced.” At $10 a bag of popcorn, and $6 for a bottle of soda, along with their “No Outside Food or Drink” policy, viewers are encouraged to bring plenty of money, or view the gift shop online after leaving.


The show is, as Cas Moss says, “A really cool experience.” Without spoiling too much, the show follows a king slowly but surely taking over the kingdom after its previous ruler disappeared. The language spoken amongst the characters and in its music is a combination of what is believed to be Spanish, Italian and English.


Although the show is no longer in Seattle, you can always check their website and find a nearby Cirque du Soleil production nearby, if that is something you are interested in.