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Rockville, Maryland (July 25, 2019) — Lerner is pleased to announce the return of Cirque du Soleil, with its newest Big Top production, VOLTA, performing at Tysons II for the third year.

VOLTA is a captivating voyage of discovery that showcases never-before-seen under the Big Top acrobatics in a visually striking world, featuring costumes designed by Emmy Award winner Zaldy Goco, famous for his work with Lady Gaga, Michael Jackson, Britney Spears, Gwen Stefani and on RuPaul’s Drag Race.

The show kicks off on July 25 and runs through September 29. Tickets, starting at $49, are available for purchase by visiting cirquedusoleil.com/volta or calling 1-877-9CIRQUE (1-877-924-7783).

"We are extremely excited to welcome Cirque du Soleil back to Tysons II,” stated Mark D. Lerner, Principal, Lerner.  “Its great success and return year after year reinforces Tysons as a mixed-use urban core destination center with unmatched convenience and abundance of lifestyle attractions.”

Event parking is conveniently located directly across the street at Lerner’s 1800 Tysons Boulevard, 1775 Tysons Boulevard, or 1750 Tysons Boulevard, or parking can be reserved in advance at a discounted rate when purchasing tickets online via the Cirque website, otherwise guests can pay at the gate on the day of the show.

 

About Tysons II

Tysons II (Tysons2.com) is recognized as the most prestigious commercial address in the Washington D.C. Metro region, featuring high-end retail, office, hotel and residential projects footsteps from the on-site Tysons Corner Metro Station. Within the 117 acre master-planned development are Tysons Galleria (an 800,000 square foot luxury shopping destination featuring Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, dozens of boutique shops and numerous destination restaurants), 1600 Tysons Boulevard (a 305,000 square foot LEED® Silver office tower), 1650 Tysons Boulevard (a 395,000 square foot office tower), 1750 Tysons Boulevard (a 405,000 square foot office tower), 1775 Tysons Boulevard (a 476,000 square foot, LEED® Platinum office tower), 1800 Tysons Boulevard (a 320,000 square foot office tower) and Lillian Court at Tysons II (a 286 unit award-winning luxury condominium project). All of these projects were originally developed by Lerner. Also within Tysons II is The Ritz-Carlton • Tysons, which was previously named one of the Top 50 Hotels in the United States by Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards and offers elegant accommodations and superior personal service. Lerner also has over 3.5 million square feet of mixed-use development still to come, including 1725 Tysons Boulevard (a 480,000 square foot trophy office tower, designed for LEED® Platinum).

 

About Lerner

Founded by Theodore N. Lerner in 1952, Lerner Enterprises is a respected leader in Washington, D.C. area real estate development, investment and management. Headquartered in Rockville, Maryland, Lerner is one of the largest and most diversified private real estate developers in the region, with expertise in all phases of commercial real estate – including planning, development, construction, leasing, asset management and property management. Lerner has developed and managed more than 20 million square feet of commercial, retail, hospitality and residential real estate, including an award-winning office portfolio comprised of a wide range of landmark developments throughout the Washington metropolitan area.  The office portfolio features such iconic properties as Washington Square, 20 M Street, Two White Flint North, The Corporate Office Park at Dulles Town Center and The Corporate Office Centre at Tysons II, among many others.

The company is also a pioneer in sustainable development, with a noteworthy LEED® Certified portfolio that includes Washington Square (LEED® Silver), 20 M Street (LEED® Gold – the first LEED® Certified office building in Washington), 2000 Tower Oaks Boulevard (Lerner’s corporate headquarters and the first LEED® Platinum office building in the Mid-Atlantic Region), and 1775 Tysons Boulevard (the first LEED® Platinum building in the Tysons market).

For more information, please visit LernerOffice.com or follow Lerner on Twitter @LernerDC

 

About Cirque du Soleil

VOLTA is Cirque du Soleil’s 41st original production since 1984, and its 18th show presented under the Big Top. The company has brought wonder and delight to more than 190 million spectators in more than 450 cities on six continents. Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group has close to 4,000 employees, including 1,400 performing artists from close to 60 different countries.

A few facts about the VOLTA Big Top:

  • The Big Top seats more than 2,500 people
  • The entire site set-up takes six days. This includes installation of the Big Top, the entrance tent, the VIP tent and the rehearsal spaces
  • The Big Top is held down by roughly 500 stakes
  • The Big Top can withstand winds up to 120 km/h (75 mph)
  • It measures 167 feet in diameter and is supported by four 80-feet steel masts
  • The cupola is 62 feet above the ground
  • The light-colored canvas helps counter the effects of the sun, thereby reducing energy consumption and minimizing greenhouse gas emissions
  • VOLTA travels via 72 trailer trucks carrying close to 2,000 tons of equipment

Partners:
VOLTA gratefully acknowledges its Official Partners, Hennessy Black, Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte, and Villa Maria Wines.

Facebook: facebook.com/VOLTA
Twitter: @Cirque #VOLTA
Instagram: cirquedusoleil #VOLTA

For more information about Cirque du Soleil, visit www.cirquedusoleil.com/volta.


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Ashley Arias, TAA PR | 703.401.5374 | ashley@taapr.com            
Images available            

Media Contacts:              
Lisa B. Wood | 301.692.2396 | LWood@Lerner.com        

VOLTA Media Access Library:
Official Video B-Roll:
HD: https://cirk.me/VOLTA_B-roll_HD_FINAL
UHD: https://cirk.me/VOLTA_B-roll_UHD_FINAL
Show Photo Selects: https://bit.ly/2PNGXeb
Costumes: Zaldy / ©2017 Cirque du Soleil Inc.

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