Special Discount for Cirque du Soleil’s ‘TOTEM’ at National Harbor

Cirque du Soleil has returned to Washington with TOTEM and is playing now through October 7, 2012 under the blue and yellow Big Top at the Plateau at National Harbor.

Cirque du Soleil is offering DCMTA readers $10 off the regular price of tickets for TOTEM.

You can purchase discounted tickets by clicking HERE.

TOTEM traces the fascinating journey of the human species from its original amphibian state to its ultimate desire to fly. The characters evolve on a stage evoking a giant turtle, the symbol of origin for many ancient civilizations.

Inspired by many founding myths, TOTEM illustrates, through a visual and acrobatic language, the evolutionary progress of species. Somewhere between science and legend TOTEM explores the ties that bind Man to other species, his dreams and his infinite potential.

The show is 2 hours and 30 minutes, including a 30 minute intermission.

More information is on the Cirque du Soleil website. 

Directions and Parking: Whether you are coming from Maryland or Virginia, on the beltway, stay to the right in the local lanes and take exit 2a, National Harbor. From Washington, DC, take 295 south and exit 1b. Follow the road into the National Harbor complex. There are three large parking garages that take both cash and credit cards for payment, as well as some street parking with meters.

Public Transportation: From the Branch Avenue Metro (green line), take the NH1 to National Harbor Waterfront Street or St. George’s Boulevard. The bus runs every half hour and the ride takes about 20 minutes.

Once inside the complex, there is a shuttle bus that will take you to the Big Top. The shuttle stops at the regular bus stops.

Maps of National Harbor, bus schedules, and other information can be found at National Harbor’s website.


Read Amanda Gunther’s ***** rave review of Totem.

Read Joel Markowitz’s interview with Hoop Dancer Eric Hernandez.

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Joel Markowitz
Joel Markowitz is the Publisher and Editor of DCMetroTheaterArts. He founded the site with his brother Bruce to help promote the vast riches of theatre and the arts in the DC Metro area that includes Maryland, Virginia, and DC theater and music venues, universities, schools, Children's theaters, professional, and community theatres. Joel is an advocate for promoting the 'stars of the future' in his popular 'Scene Stealers' articles. He wrote a column for 5 years called ‘Theatre Schmooze’ and recorded podcast interviews for DC Theatre Scene. His work can also be seen and read on BroadwayStars. Joel also wrote a monthly preview of what was about to open in DC area theatres for BroadwayWorld. He is an avid film and theater goer, and a suffering Buffalo Bills and Sabres fan. Joel was a regular guest on 'The Lunch and Judy Show' radio program starring Judy Stadt in NYC. Joel founded The Ushers Theatre Going Group in the DC area in 1990, which had a 25-year run when it took its final curtain call last year. Joel is a proud member of The American Critics Association.



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