Cirque Du Soleil adds new dates to St. Pete run
Looks like the chances of scoring tickets when Cirque Du Soleil comes to town next month just improved. The circus-themed entertainment company announced it's adding 14 more performances to the St. Petersburg engagement of its big top production, Kooza. The new shows will be tacked on to the end of their already-scheduled dates, and will now take place from Nov. 8 to Dec. 9. Tickets for all of the shows are available for $33 to $143.50 at . Kooza opens in St. Petersburg on Nov. 8, and will take place under a tent installed in the parking lot of Tropicana Field Kooza marks first the Cirque Du Soleil show to come to the area in seven years. According to a press release, the show is described as "a return to the origins of Cirque du Soleil that combines two circus traditions – acrobatic performance and the art of clowning."The name Kooza is inspired by the Sanskrit word "koza," which means "box," "chest" or "treasure," and was chosen because one of the underlying concepts of the production is the idea of a "circus in a box." The show is written and directed and David Shiner, best known for his performance as a clown in the Broadway mime revue "Fool Moon."