Watching a Cirque du Soliel show is a bit like lucid dreaming -- you’re in control, sure, but it’s still surreal and exciting and half the time you have no idea what the hell’s going on. Varekai, a new production from the Cirque squad, carries on with this tradition by taking us deep inside a mystical forest at the summit of a volcano, where a young Icarus encounters a kaleidoscopic array of fantastic creatures. Dream or not, you won’t want to wake up.
Varekai backflips into downtown Phoenix for a seven-show run from February 18 through 22 at Talking Stick Resort Arena, 201 East Jefferson Street. Tickets start at $40. Call 602-379-7800 or visit www.ticketmaster.com for more.
Feb. 18-21, 7:30 p.m., 2015