In the Koozå show, the clowns spoke English and were actually funny. The clowns bear no resemblance to traditional circus clowns, either in costume or in humor; rather, they are comedians. Generally, the clowns don't speak, or don't speak English. They may speak in a foreign language (likely an obscure Slavic language spoken by 37 people living above the Arctic circle), or they will make speech-like noises. In the Koozå show, they made jokes. They also played with the audience, selecting a few people for special attention.
The performers in Cirque are all Olympic class athletes, and the acts they do reflect that. The aerial acts required a huge amount of upper body strength, along with exceptional coordination. You won't see these acts anywhere else in the world, and they are well worth seeing.
Cirque du Soleil is a circus for adults. It isn't that children are not welcome. It's that most children are too immature to enjoy the show, and the tickets are a bit pricey.
Since we saw the afternoon show, which started right on time at 4:30 PM, we all went out to dinner afterwards. Mike suggested we go to the Bonefish Grill, which is an excellent restaurant and is close to home. I had shrimp and scallops, which were very nice.
Mom and I drove back Sunday, sadly missing church services. Too bad, but the show was worth it.