Varekai Review

Is Cirque du Soleil’s Varekai appropriate for the whole family?  Check out my Varekai Review below to find out if you should take the kids.

Varekai Opening

Did you know Cirque Du Soleil is in town this weekend? The opening of Varekai is amazing as Icarus falls to the stage and loses his wings! Instead of dying as in the traditional Greek Mythology story, Icarus lives and this is his story. For a summary of the story and to read my interview with one of the Varekai team, check out my article in GetOutAZ or HERE


So, we took the kids out to see Varekai last night.  Besides starting a little later than most shows, we loved the whole evening.  Since only one third of the arena was being used there wasn’t much traffic or issues parking (yeah for getting home quickly on a school night).

There was just a couple parts that had some adult humor, but nothing so obvious that our kids (10 & 5)  picked up on it.  Hubbyman and I did though and got some chuckles.  The “clowns” were super funny…yes, even I thought so (this coming from someone who hates clowns).

We had a wonderful family evening and the kids said they loved it and by the way they couldn’t take their eyes off the stage I’d have to agree.
Varekai: Cirque du Soleil

The “twins” were incredible and my kids could not keep their eyes off of them.  I’ve never seen such grace and beauty in a rope act before.


The last act, see below, was probably my favorite.  These guys flew through the air like they had wings!  It was so beautiful.


What: Varekai: Cirque du Soleil
When: February 18-22, 2015
Where: US Airways Center 201 E Jefferson St Phoenix, AZ 85004
Cost: Tickets are $40-$100. Call 1-800-745-3000 or Visit for tickets
For More Information: visit


Disclaimer: I received complementary passes for my promotion.

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  1. I went with my 10 year old and we both thought it was outstanding. I too was grateful she didn’t understand the adult humor which also made me cackle. ha. It’s for sure a great family outing.