Cirque du Soleil - Kurios

Visually, Cirque du Solei's "Kurios: Cabinet of Curiosities" is a stunner. But the show's stats are fascinating as well. Here's a by-the-numbers guide to what it takes to pull off the production under the blue and yellow big top parked in the United Center parking lot.

  • 109 - Number of people touring with Kurios
  • 21 - Number of nationalities represented in the Kurios cast
  • 1,200 - Number of stakes driven into the lot to anchor the Kurios tents
  • 800 - Number of individual costume pieces in Kurios
  • 24 - Hours costumes spend being laundered each week
  • 0 - Number of make-up assistants. Performers do their own
  • 426 - Number of props used in the show, a Cirque du Soleil record

Cirque du Soleil - Kurios

  • 122, 400; 90,000-93,600 - Respectively, boxes of popcorn, cups of soda and reusable water bottles sold annually at Kurios
  • 20 - Number of street performers in Cirque's original 1984 street performance
  • 4,000 - Number of Cirque employees today
  • 150 million - Number of people who have seen a Cirque show
  • 1 - Number of continents Cirque has not performed on
  • 300, 40 - Respectively, number of cities and countries Cirque has performed
  • 500 - 1,000 - Number of tickets donated to charities in each city Cirque performs

"Kurios" is a visual masterpiece and a thrilling production throughout. Don't you dare miss it.

Tickets to "Kurios: Cabinet of Curiousities" range from $35 to $145. For tickets and more information, go to cirquedusoleil.com/kurios or call 1-877-9 CIRQUE (1-877-924-7783).