DOWNTOWN — An epic show mixing majestic horses, dancers and a small city's worth of props is being presented in a big top next to Soldier Field.
"Odysseo," a new production from Montreal theater company Cavalia, made its Midwestern debut April 1 in Soldier Field's south parking lot, the spot once slotted for George Lucas' museum.
The show — billed as a "veritable resolution in live performance" — features 65 horses and 48 artists performing on a stage bigger than the United Center ice rink. The stage itself requires 10,000 tons of stone and earth, and "images of the most beautiful landscapes from around the world" provide the backdrop on an 8,400-square-foot screen, according to a news release.
The grand finale features a "waterfall" dousing 40,000 gallons of water on the stage.
The production, running through May 21, required 110 semis to transport all the materials. Tickets range from $34.50 to $144.50, but discounts are available for children, teenagers and senior citizens. VIP packages with an open bar and buffet start at $144.50.
Visit the show's website for tickets and more information.
Odysseo, which premiered in 2011, is the second show by Cavalia. Its debut show came to Chicago in 2009.