Tired of staring out into the wintery white landscape with its shades of dreary gray? Brighten your life with tickets to Saltimbanco, Cirque du Soleil's traveling arena show, which is making a stop at the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates. ''Saltimbanco'' comes from the Italian phrase ''saltare in banco,'' which translates to ''to jump on a bench.'' It could easily be a whimsical reflection of life here in Chicago, as the show is inspired by the urban experience and the people who live and thrive within it. Of course in typical Cirque fashion, there are acrobats, jugglers and limber artists who can twist themselves into such knots that you'll feel sick to your stomach just watching.
The show opens next Wednesday, Jan. 21 and runs through Sunday, Feb. 1. Right now there's a special online offer for some shows; adult tickets, originally $75 are available online for $60; child tickets, originally $60 are now $48. Tickets ranging in price from $40-$110 for adult tickets are available for other shows outside of the special offer.
Sears Centre Arena
5333 Prairie Stone Parkway
Hoffman Estates, IL 60192