Cirque du Soleil's newest arena show, "Quidam," is playing in Boston, through Sunday at the Agganis Arena.

"Quidam" had its world premiere in Montreal under the Big Top in April 1996. Since that time, the production has toured on five continents and been experienced by millions of people.

This arena version of the show features 52 acrobats, musicians, singers and characters.

Those who've seen "Quidam" before, will notice changes from the Big Top version of the show, from the extended and expanded stage to the more intimate sound of the piece.

At its heart though, the show is still very much the same.

"The poetry (of 'Quidam') is extremely rich and emotional" said Artistic Director Fabrice Lemire. "You are going to laugh; you are going to cry."

The story follows Young Zoé©, who is alienated from her parents, and escapes into the imaginary world of Quidam, where she meets people who encourage her to free her soul.

Tickets for the shows range from $28 to $80. Visit

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