|Cirque du Soleil's "OVO"|
Opening Jan. 20 right next to the ocean, "OVO" tells the story of a vibrant ecosystem that can be seen from a bug's-eye view. Big, bright and beautiful costumes (did you check out the above pic?) will share the spotlight with Cirque's trademark acrobats and other performers.
A mysterious egg will also come into play, along with a love connection between an awkward bug and a colorful ladybug with personality.
The last time CC and I watched Cirque under the Grand Chapiteau, it was truly magical -- especially next to crashing waves in the foggy night air.
Grand Chapiteau at the Santa Monica Pier
Jan. 20-Feb. 26
Tickets: $45-$270 (Adults); $31.50-$189 (Children ages 2-12)
(Photo credit: Benoit Fontaine © 2009 Cirque du Soleil Inc.)