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||Cirque du Soleil cancels 'Alegria,' which was set for June
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In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and following the World Health Organization as well as The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's recommendation of social distancing, Cirque du Soleil will not be performing its show Alegria, scheduled to be presented in Chicago on June 5-28.
A statement said, "Carrying out operations all over the world, Cirque du Soleil regularly updates its procedures and applies specific measures to each region of the world and to each project in order to meet the highest standards of health and safety in this evolving situation worldwide."
All ticket holders for Alegria in Chicago will be contacted by their point of sale regarding the refund process. For tickets purchased through one of its partners, please contact the original point of sale for refund.
The Touring Shows Division at Cirque du Soleil will be working to reschedule performances in Chicago in the near future.
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