It will be the largest stage production ever hosted in North Dakota.
While big name entertainment acts like the Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton and Cher have played the Valley before, one of a kind performances from Cirque Du Soleil are coming to Grand Forks this weekend.
The Ralph is known as one of the premier hockey arenas in the Country. But, right now it's undergoing a major, temporary transformation.
Fifteen semi-truckloads of equipment, some 300,000 pounds of equipment is being setup as the back drop for what many have already called an amazing show.
It will take the production crew just 12-hours to get everything in place.
Jessica Leboeuf, Cirque Du Soleil: "We bring everything. We left nothing behind. We bring our own stage. All of our costumes. We bring you 52 performers from 18 different countries and as many people working backstage."
Music: "Cirque Du Soleil Production….."
Jessica Leboeuf: "Quidam is a classic Cirque Du Soleil production. It really brings you everything the company is well know and famous for. So, we have beautiful aerial performers. Really strong acrobats. Our live is band on stage. We have some amazing costumes and makeup. It's all put together in a story line that will bring you into the imaginary world of a little girl."
Tickets are on sale now for 5 performances that run Friday night through Sunday.
You can purchase tickets at Walmarts in Grand Forks or Fargo or by calling Ticketmaster at:
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