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Cirque Musica "Heroes and Villains" has audience on edge of their seats this weekend

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Cirque Musica performers coming to OKC's Civic Center Music Hall.
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OKLAHOMA CITY -- Cirque Du Soleil shows are known to be grand events, an amplified experience with larger-than- life characters in extravagant costumes and unbelievable athleticism. This weekend, Jan. 26 -27, Cirque Musica will present Heroes and Villains at 8 p.m. at the Civic Center Music Hall, 201 N Walker in Oklahoma City, to the live music soundtrack of the Oklahoma City Philharmonic.

The show is more intimate on a smaller stage, but still packs the familiar punch of Cirque Du Soleil with the thrill of acrobatic and circus performers acting out the themes of favorite heroes and villains from movies, TV cartoons and comics.

“After receiving positive feedback from a similar production mounted in 2011, we decided it was time to bring this unique concept back,” said Susan Webb, Director of Marketing and Public Relations for the Oklahoma City Philharmonic.

The prior production was call Cirque Dreams Illumination, and centered on urban dance and acrobatics.

“We just knew our audiences would love the familiar music drawn from the themes of movie and TV heroes and villains. Pairing it with the rich sound of our own OKC Philharmonic seemed like a great combination,” Webb said.

Good guys and bad guys (and gals) will cavort onstage to familiar themes from Superman, Spiderman, The Dark Knight, The Avengers and more. Dark characters and themes from Harry Potter, Darth Vader and The Witches of Eastwick are to make an insidious appearance.

This Cirque Musica show debuted in November and the Oklahoma City Philharmonic is only the second orchestra to play with the spectacle. Partnering with a local orchestra also have the added benefit of attracting families to seats at the Philharmonic.

Tickets start at $19 and are on sale at the Civic Center Box Office.

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