CORTEO Cirque du Soleil coming to Pinnacle Bank Arena

LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - CORTEO, a Cirque du Soleil show, will visit Lincoln at Pinnacle Bank Arena for a limited run of six performances, from May 17 to 20, 2018.

This production directed by Daniele Finzi Pasca premiered in Montreal in April 2005 and has visited 64 cities in 19 countries.

CORTEO, which means cortege in Italian, is a joyous procession, a festive parade imagined by a clown. The show brings together the passion of the actor with the grace and power of the acrobat to plunge the audience into a theatrical world of fun, comedy and spontaneity situated in a mysterious space between heaven and earth.

The clown pictures his own funeral taking place in a carnival atmosphere, watched over by quietly caring angels. Juxtaposing the large with the small, the ridiculous with the tragic and the magic of perfection with the charm of imperfection, the show highlights the strength and fragility of the clown, as well as his wisdom and kindness, to illustrate the portion of humanity that is within each of us. The music, by turns lyrical and playful, carries CORTEO through a timeless celebration in which illusion teases reality.

The cast of CORTEO includes 51 acrobats, musicians, singers and actors from all around the world.

Advance tickets for CORTEO are available now online to Cirque Club members through December 7. Cirque Club membership is free and benefits includes access to advance tickets, special offers and exclusive behind the scenes information. To join, go to

Tickets will be available to the public as of December 8 at 10 a.m. on Tickets start at $39 (subject to change).

Watch for chances to win tickets in January 2018 on 1011 This Morning.

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL Corteo Official trailer from FRANCOIS BLOUIN on Vimeo.