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Log off Facebook, pause Netflix, and stop looking for that Vaporeon Pokémon, because there is a new brand of must-see entertainment in town.
Odysseo — the latest immersive theatrical experience from equestrian wizards Cavalia — began its South Bay run with a premiere in San Jose on September 15. Producers of the largest touring production on earth have responded to the strong demand by offering one last chance for audiences of all ages to experience the beauty and magic of Odysseo. Two final weeks have just been added to the limited run in San Jose, tallying seven weeks of performances on the show calendar. Matinee and evening performances are now scheduled through October 30! You and your family can catch all the magic by purchasing tickets that start at just $29.50.
Set under the world’s largest big top tent, Odysseo is an epic, one-of-a-kind entertainment spectacle that marries stunning equestrian performances, stage arts, and high-tech theatrical effects to dazzling results.
Audiences will be mesmerized as they watch an international cast of 48 artists — from aerialists to acrobats to horse vaulters — interact with over 65 horses.
The stage itself is equally spectacular. With an enormous HD screen providing stunning, otherworldly backdrops, a three-story mountain, and an 40,000-gallon lake, Odysseo delivers the word’s only 6D show.
It’s all part of the unique vision of creative mastermind Normand Latourelle. Having already reinvented the circus as a co-founder of Cirque du Soleil, Latourelle is no stranger to creating memorable theatrical experiences on a grand scale, and he’s taken that same imagination and enthusiasm in conceiving Odysseo.
“Odysseo is a one-of-a-kind show that brings man and horse together through a fabulous journey throughout the most beautiful landscape in the world,” Latourelle says, sounding like a wide-eyed boy in his charming French-Canadian accent. “It’s a feel good show that you couldn’t witness anywhere else in the world.”
To witness the amazing bond between human and horse and to catch all the gravity-defying acrobatics, mesmerizing aerial stunts, and inspiring HD projections, purchase your tickets to Odysseo here. Family Packages start at $275, while the VIP Rendez-Vous experience — offering prime seats, exquisite buffet-dining, open bar, and an exclusive, post-show tour of the stables — is perfect for date night or an extraordinary family outing.
So seriously, put don't the Pokémon and come see what all the real magic is about. Prepare to be wowed!